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, co-led our Torah-Koran study group, and serves on the Rabbinic Advisory Board of Carolina Jews for Justice.
Rabbi Jen and her family love exploring local hiking trails and making jam with figs from their front yard trees.
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Rabbi Jen shares words of reflection about finding the light out of darkness during Chanukah in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Congregants have joined together on zoom and outside our sanctuary to light the menorah this Chanukah.
Rabbi Jen was featured in the local newspaper commenting on how the novel Corona virus has impacted the community here at Kehillah. “The highest value in Judaism is preservation of life,” Rabbi said. “We have a tradition, ‘When you save a life, you save an entire world.’ We’re really sending a message that we’re still a community, even if we can’t physically meet together.” Click the image above to read the whole article.
2020 MLK Citizenship Award
Rabbi Jen pictured with Justice Cheri Beasley, the first African-American woman to serve as Chief Justice of the N.C. Supreme Court.
Rabbi Jen pictured on stage at the Friday Center with Dolores Bailey, the Executive Director of Empowerment, Inc.
2019 WCHL Champions of Civility Award and Radio Interview