Author's Information


Ted Pailet is a member of the Tennessee Bar. He divides his time between Nashville and Fort Lauderdale. He is perhaps best known for his work throughout North America in conflict resolution involving clergy and lay leaders. The Korean War and Me is his first book.

Louise and Ted Pailet settled in Nashville, TN after Ted returned from Korea. They joined Temple Ohabai Sholom and Ted became active in the Temple Brotherhood. He worked his way through the chairs and served as its President. He did the same thing while serving on the Temple Board of Trust and similarly to the presidency of the Midwest Council of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations [the UAHC –now, the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ)]. Ted served on the National Board of the UAHC from 1980 until 2010 years. He also served on its Executive Committee.

During his term on the Board, Ted became an active member of the National Commission on Rabbinic-Congregational Relations (NCRCR). When conflict occurred in a member congregation between a rabbi and its lay leadership, either party could call upon the NCRCR to conciliate or arbitrate their differences…sadly, many did. Ted served as Lay-Chairman of the NCRCR for 12 years…managing hundreds of cases along with his rabbinic co-chair.

Ted is now retired from the practice of law and from organizational involvement. He and Louise spend most of their time in south Florida. Among other activities, Ted is writing his second book. He is drawing on his vast experiences in organizational life to write a novel.