Dr. Robert Schoen is a writer, musician, and composer. His book, On God’s Radar, follows his 2017-18 walk from coast-to-coast across the United States. He is also the author of What I Wish My Christian Friends Knew About Judaism and the co-author (with Catherine deCuir) of the novel The Rabbi Finds Her Way.
Schoen has composed music for a variety of ensembles and settings, and has served as Composer-in-Residence at Temple Sinai in Oakland, California, where Cantor Ilene Keys and the temple choir under the direction of George A. Emblom, premiered his original jazz-oriented Friday night Sabbath service, Bossa Shabbat.
Robert Schoen is a member of ASCAP and is the recipient of Getty Foundation and ASCAP awards for music composition. He and his wife, Sharon Chabon, live in Oakland, California.