Former Newton Rabbi Jonah Pesner is “seriously exploring” a potential campaign for the U.S. Senate, David S. Bernstein of the Phoenix reports.

A rabbi at Temple Israel from 1999 to 2006, Pesner is senior vice president of the national Union of Reform Judaism, and founding chair of JOIN for Justice.

Newsweek’s the Daily Beast named Pesner one of the most influential rabbis of 2012


UPDATE Dr. Donald Berwick, a Newton resident and former Obama administration health  is also said be “giving serious consideration” to running

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