Karen Bookman Kaplan, Rabbi
Margaret Moers Wenig, Rabbi Emerita
Israel R. Margolies, Rabbi Emeritus, z’’l
We are delighted to welcome our new rabbi, Karen Bookman Kaplan, whose appointment is effective July 1, 2001. Rabbi Kaplan’s hiring was approved by the congregation at a special meeting on June 3, 2001.
Rabbi Kaplan brings to Beth Am a unique combination of intellectual, spiritual and pastoral gifts. Beth Am members who attended the May 8th open Board meeting, at which Rabbi Kaplan led a brief shiur, had the opportunity to experience her abilities to listen actively and affirmatively, to teach and to engage a wide range of personalities and age groups.
Rabbi Kaplan is a person of broad learning and culture, with a keen appreciation for study, music, nature and travel. She was attracted to Beth Am by a kinship of values she experienced as she moved through the interview process: the familial inclusiveness and intimacy; the love of learning; the simultaneous commitment to ritual integrity and liturgical openness. These core values of our congregation will continue to flourish under her spiritual care
We look forward to a year of mutual enrichment and constructive challenge with our new rabbi.
We will miss Tamar Malino, who has taken a full time position at a synagogue in San Diego. We have good memories of the four happy, frustrating, challenging, demanding, and productive years she spent with us.
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