Congregation Beth El
Rabbi Neal Katz has served as the rabbi of Congregation Beth El in Tyler, TX since his ordination from HUC-JIR in 2003. Originally from Virginia Beach, VA, Neal attended George Mason University in Fairfax, VA where he received his undergraduate degree in political science and did graduate work in counseling. Neal has spent about 2½ years in Israel as a student and working with tour groups. In Tyler, Neal is involved in many non-profit agencies. He is a past board chair of the Hospice of East Texas, PATH, and the Samaritan Counseling Center of East Texas (now MOSAIC). Neal also serves on the board of The Tyler Loop and the statewide Board of the Texas Freedom Network. He also currently serves on the Board of SWARR – Southwest Association of Reform Rabbis. Neal enjoys speaking to many different church and civic groups and is an adjunct teacher at UT Tyler, where he teaches an “Introduction to Judaism” course. Neal is also a musician, with 4 solo CDs to his name. He has also been involved in numerous other CD projects and musical productions.