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Rabbi Richard Camras is the co-senior Rabbi of Hamakom along with Rabbi Stewart Vogel. Hamakom was the vision of both Rabbi's to create a community that is both welcoming and embracing everyone interested in Jewish life, Torah, and culture, irrespective of personal histories, demographics, or levels of observance.

Rabbi Richard Camras first came to Shomrei Torah Synagogue in April of 1999.  Rabbi Camras' passion and focus has been in the area of Jewish education through Torah study.    As founder of the Conejo/West Valley branch of the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning, Rabbi Camras continues to bring new and innovative programming to Hamakom.

Equally involved in building our Jewish community, Rabbi Camras served as President of the Pacific Southwest Regional Rabbinical Assembly.  He served for three years as the Chair of the West Valley Rabbinic Task Force at the Valley Alliance Federation and is a lecturer of Practical Rabbinics at the Zeigler School of Rabbinic Studies as well as oversees the West Valley/Conejo Valley Introduction to Judaism class sponsored by the American Jewish University.

He previously served as Associate Rabbi of Chizuk Amuno Congregation in Baltimore, Maryland for seven years and was ordained from The Jewish Theological Seminary in 1992.  He and his wife Carolyn have two children, Talya and Noah.


Email Rabbi Camras at

Phone: 818-854-7650

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