Rabbi Segal is the Rabbi Emeritus of Congregation Beth Yeshurun. He came to the synagogue in 1965 as Associate Rabbi to Rabbi William S. Malev for eight years, then as Senior Rabbi of the congregation for 23 years until he retired in August 1996. Prior to coming to Houston, Rabbi Segal held rabbinical positions in Homestead and McKeesport, Pennsylvania; and in Portland, Oregon.
Rabbi Segal was ordained a Rabbi at Mesivta Rabbi Chaim Berlin in 1954. Prior to that, he earned undergraduate degrees in Physics and Mathematics at New York University and the University of Pittsburgh, respectively; and advanced degrees at Oregon State University, Hebrew Union College, and the University of Houston.
Rabbi Segal has published widely and lectured at numerous universities and colleges, including most recently Rice University, St. Thomas University, University of Houston and the University of Texas at Austin.
Rabbi Segal is a member of Sigma Pi Sigma, Beta Beta Beta, Phi Delta Kappa, the American Psychological Society, National Council of Family Relations, and other organizations. He is a member of the Rabbinical Assembly (the international association of Conservative rabbis), and served on its Committee on Law and Standards.