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Everett Gendler studied at the University of Chicago, the Jewish Theological Seminary, and Columbia University. After serving congregations in Mexico, Brazil and Princeton, New Jersey, he was rabbi to Temple Emanuel in Lowell, Mass., from 1971 to 1995, and Jewish chaplain and instructor in philosophy and religious studies at Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass., from 1976 to 1995. Involved in nonviolent struggles for racial justice, peace, and environmental preservation and appreciation, he has written about these areas, while also with his wife, Mary, tending and tilling a sizable organic acreage in Andover. Since retirement, he and his wife have been engaged in some community education about practical nonviolence with the Tibetan exile community in India.

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