Congregation Kol Ami (425-844-1604, 16530 Avondale Road NE Woodinville) is delighted to announce that Rabbi Yohanna Kinberg will become our next Rabbi beginning July 1, 2014.
Originally from Eugene, where her father was a Reform congregational rabbi, Rabbi Kinberg has lived in the Pacific Northwest most of her life. She has served as Associate Rabbi at Temple B’nai Torah in Bellevue for the past 11 years where she led the transformation of TBT’s religious school and youth programming. She is familiar with all aspects of congregational work and is actively involved with several Jewish organizations, including Jewish Family Service, Hadassah, J Street, Women’s Torah Project, and the Jewish Federation. Rabbi Kinberg also has a strong commitments to Tikkun Olam, social justice, reproductive rights, the environment, and to Israel. She is married to Rabbi Seth Goldstein of Temple Beth Hatfiloh in Olympia. They have two sons.
"I’m so delighted to serve as Kol Ami’s rabbi," says Kinberg. "It feels like a natural fit growing up in a small Northwest community. It’s like a homecoming for me. I look forward to developing a vibrant Jewish community on the Eastside north of I-90 in the surrounding areas of Kirkland, Redmond, Woodinville, Bothell, Duvall, Lynnwood and Everett."
Rabbi Mark Glickman will continue to serve as Rabbi of Congregation Kol Ami through June 30, 2014. Both rabbis have pledged to work together to ensure a smooth transition for our congregants.
Glickman is the author of Sacred Treasure, the Cairo Genizah: The Amazing Discoveries of Forgotten Jewish History in an Egyptian Synagogue Attic and has just completed the first manuscript of his second book, Burnt Pearls: The Rise, Fall and Redemption of the Nazi Jewish Library. In the spring he will be at Seattle University as an adjunct professor in the school of Theology and Ministry. He also continues to serve as Rabbi at Kol Shalom on Bainbridge Island. In the spring he will be at Seattle University as an adjunct professor in the school of Theology and Ministry. He also continues to serve as Rabbi at Kol Shalom on Bainbridge Island.