Rabbi Karlin has served as a congregational rabbi, a day school Rabbi-In-Residence, a teacher, a graduate school Adjunct Instructor, and a curriculum writer, translator and editor. Most recently he successfully helped guide a congregation to merge with a neighboring synagogue as an interim rabbi. His educational publications include Who Wrote the Bible? (IJE/Brandeis University), and a soon-to-be-released curriculum on the book of Jonah (MaToK/Schechter).
Rabbi Karlin graduated from the University of Pennsylvania (BA), and was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary, from which he also received an MA. He was also awarded an honorary doctorate by that school, where he is a doctoral candidate in the School of Education of JTS (ABD). In his spare time he enjoys reading, listening to music, playing guitar, cooking, and spending as much time as he can with his (now college-aged) children, Michal and Moshe.