Our staff

Rabbi Jennifer Feldman

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.

Contact: rabbijen AT kehillahsynagogue DOT org
For appointments: 919/942-8914 or admin AT kehillahsynagogue DOT org

Mary Lawrence, Chief Executive Officer

Contact: mary AT kehillahsynagogue DOT org; 919/338-2696





Sherri, Education Director

Sherri joins Kehillah after serving as Director of Congregational Learning and Principal at Hebrew High School in NJ.  Her approach to Jewish education is to cultivate Jewish identity and literacy through text study, group inquiry, music, art, drama and movement. Students engage in active, experiential learning with practical application to their lives.

Sherri was a Fellow of the Mandel Teacher Educator Institute and the prestigious multi-year HUC/JTS Leadership Institute. Sherri holds a Masters Degree in Jewish Education from the William Davidson School of Education at Jewish Theological Seminary (2007).

Sherri has 2 children and 2 adorable grandchildren.  Prior to work in Jewish education, Sherri was Partner in a CPA firm in NJ. Sherri enjoys reading, hiking, swimming (preferably in the ocean), visiting family & friends and cooking, in her spare time. She looks forward to discovering the many treasures North Carolina has to offer!

Contact: relschool AT kehillahsynagogue DOT org; 919/942-5817


Krystal, Interim Preschool Director


Contact: preschool AT kehillahsynagogue DOT org; 919/942-0233





Stephanie, Director of Operations and Finance

Stephanie joined Kehillah as administrator in 2008. She’s often the first person to greet members and visitors.

Stephanie’s past experiences include office management, marketing, and customer relations.

Stephanie lives in Durham with her family.

Contact: admin AT kehillahsynagogue DOT org: 919/942-8914