Our rabbis

Rabbi Jen

Since April 2002, Rabbi Jen has blessed Kehillah with her spirituality, warmth, and passion for Jewish learning. She welcomes everyone; encouraging diversity in age, faith, and lifestyle. Her calming, centered approach makes our services, holiday programs, and life cycle events both vital and relevant.

Passionate about social justice and building interfaith understanding, Rabbi Jen helped to found the broad-based coalition Justice United of Orange County, and co-led our Torah-Koran study group. We are so proud Rabbi Jen was given the prestigious Citizenship Award at the MLK University/Community Banquet in 2020. 

Rabbi Jen and her family love exploring local hiking trails and making jam with figs from their front yard trees.

You can read and listen below for more inspiring words from Rabbi Jen.

To learn more about her sermons, click here.

Rabbi Solomon

Rabbi Solomon joined us as our first Associate Rabbi in June 2023.

Rabbi Solomon Hoffman was recently ordained by the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, and is grateful to be Kehillah’s first Associate Rabbi. He was previously the Rabbinic Leader of Mishkan Ha’am, and an educator and musical director at his childhood synagogue, the Reconstructionist Synagogue of the North Shore. He completed a year long chaplaincy residency in the Mount Sinai Health System with focuses in palliative care, behavioral health and gender-affirming surgery. While in rabbinical school, Solomon enjoyed researching early rabbinic attitudes toward music, supporting his classmates as a liturgy tutor, and convening the RRC Music Collective.

Solomon brings a diverse musical background to his prayer leadership and liturgical compositions. An interdisciplinary video for his setting of Psalm 147, “Harofei,” has been played in services around the world and was profiled by the radio program Interfaith Voices. He has shared his music as a guest prayer leader in several communities, and has produced concerts and recordings for Reconstructing Judaism and the Music Together Sing Shalom program. His first album of Jewish music, Psalms for the 2020s, is in the works!

Solomon lives with his partner Lauren in Carrboro.

Rabbi Solomon

Rabbi Solomon joined us as our first Associate Rabbi in June 2023. Rabbi Solomon Hoffman was recently ordained by the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, and is grateful to be Kehillah’s first Associate Rabbi. He was previously the Rabbinic Leader of Mishkan Ha’am, and an educator and musical director at his childhood synagogue, the Reconstructionist Synagogue of the North Shore. He completed a year long chaplaincy residency in the Mount Sinai Health System with focuses in palliative care, behavioral health and gender-affirming surgery. While in rabbinical school, Solomon enjoyed researching early rabbinic attitudes toward music, supporting his classmates as a liturgy tutor, and convening the RRC Music Collective.

Solomon brings a diverse musical background to his prayer leadership and liturgical compositions. An interdisciplinary video for his setting of Psalm 147, “Harofei,” has been played in services around the world and was profiled by the radio program Interfaith Voices. He has shared his music as a guest prayer leader in several communities, and has produced concerts and recordings for Reconstructing Judaism and the Music Together Sing Shalom program. His first album of Jewish music, Psalms for the 2020s, is in the works!

Solomon lives with his partner Lauren in Carrboro.