Leaders of the Kenissa Network

Note: Each of the individuals listed below participated in one of the Kenissa Network’s National Consultations. They are the “creatives” who are changing the face of American Jewish life.

First Last Organization City, State
R. Alana Alpert Detroit Jews for Justice Detroit, MI
Aharon Ariel Lavi Garin Shuva Shuva, Israel
Wendy Aronson Judaism Your Way Denver, CO
Hannah Kapnik Ashar Boulder Minyan Boulder, CO
R. Elan Babchuck Clal Providence, RI
Melissa Balaban IKAR Santa Monica, CA
Matt Bar Bible Raps Philadelphia, PA
R. Rachel Barenblat ALEPH Lanesboro, MA
Helen Bennett Aynie Institute Boston, MA
R. Tiferet Berenbaum Congregation Shir Hadash Milwaukee, WI
Ross Berkowitz Tribe 12 Philadelphia, PA
Carrie Bornstein Mayyim Hayim Boston, MA
Mariel Boyarsky Selah Seattle, WA
R. Sara Brandes Or Halev Center for Jewish Spirituality and Meditation Hannaton, Israel
R. Daniel Burg Beth Am Synagogue Baltimore, MD
Sarah Chandler Jewish Initiative for Animals Brooklyn, NY
Cheryl Cook Avodah New York, NY
Stosh Cotler Bend the Arc New York, NY
Jessica Deutsch Jewish Artist New York, NY
Julie Emden Jewish Learningworks Berkeley, CA
Jacob Feinspan Jews United for Justice Silver Spring, MD
Shir Yaakov Feit Kol Hai: Hudson Valley Jewish Renewal Ulster Park, NY
R. Jacob Fine Abundance Farm Northampton, MA
R. Avi Finegold Jewish Learning Lab Montreal, Canada
R. Laura Geller Temple Emanuel Beverly Hills Los Angeles, CA
Rachel Gildiner Gather the Jews Silver Spring, MD
Cara Gold Grassroots Shabbat Boston, MA
R. Dan Goldblatt Beth Chaim Danville, CA
R. Lisa Goldstein Institute for Jewish Spirituality New York, NY
Monica Gomery Hebrew College/Let My People Sing! Boston, MA
R. Brad Greenstein Moishe House San Diego, CA
Rishe Groner Gene-Sis Brooklyn, NY
R. Jill Hammer Kohenet New York, NY
David Jordan Harris Rimon Minneapolis, MN
R. Lizzi Heydemann Mishkan Chicago Chicago, IL
R. David Jaffe Kirva Sharon, MA
R. James Kahn Jewish Social Service Agency, Wash DC Rockville, MD
David Zvi Kalman Jewish Public Media Philadelphia, PA
Danny Kaplan Jewish Council for Urban Affairs Chicago, IL
Andrew Kastner Leichtag Cleveland, OH
R. Elie Kaunfer Hadar New York, NY
Dove Kent Jews for Racial and Economic Justice Brooklyn, NY
Renna Khuner-Haber Nigun Collective Berkeley, CA
R. Jason Kimelman-Block Bend the Arc Silver Spring, MD
Idit Klein Keshet Boston, MA
Lisa Lepson Joshua Venture Group Brooklyn, NY
Ilana Lerman Jewish Voice for Peace Boston, MA
Meredith Levick Hazon New York, NY
Hart Levine the Beis New York, NY
Daniel Libenson Institute for the Next Jewish Future Chicago, IL
Audrey Lichter ChaiMitzvah West Hartford, CT
Julie Lieber Kevah Denver, CO
R. Sara Luria Immerse NYC Brooklyn, NY
Jakir Manela Pearlstone Center Baltimore, MD
R. Natan Margalit Organic Torah Boston, MA
Patricia Eszter Margit Art Kibbutz Bronx, NY
R. Miriam Margles Danforth Jewish Circle Toronto
Yavilah McCoy Ayecha/Visions Newton, MA
R. Jessica Minnen One Table New York, NY
R. Avram Mlotek Base Hillel New York, NY
R. Lee Moore Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah Kent, OH
Blair Nosan Pickle Torah Detroit, MI
Yoni Oppenheim 24/6: A Jewish Theater Company New York, NY
Nati Passow Jewish Farm School Philadelphia, PA
Eden Pearlstein Darshan Brooklyn, NY
R. Scott Perlo Sixth & I Histsoric Synagogue Washington, DC
Kendell Pinkney Kaleidoscope New York, NY
Ari Pomerantz Moishe/Kavod House – Boston Boston, MA
R. Aaron Potek Gather the Jews Washington, DC
Sammy Rosenbaum The Well – Atlanta Atlanta, GA
Shamu Sadeh Adamah Falls Village, CT
Beth Sandweiss Jewish Meditation Center of Montclair Montclair, NJ
Nigel Savage Hazon New York, NY
R. Rami Schwartzer Bais-DC Bethesda, MD
Margot Seigle Jewish Resilience Gathering Millerton, NY
Sara Shalva DC Jewish Community Center Reston, VA
Jane Shapiro Orot Chicago Chicago, IL
Adam Sher Hazon Falls Village, CT
R. Jeremy Sher HaEmek Palo Alto, CA
R. Garth Silberstein Organic Yeshiva Sacramento, CA
R. Rebecca Sirbu Rabbis Without Borders New York, NY
R. Ruth H. Sohn Yedidya Center for Jewish Spiritual Direction  Los Angeles, CA
R. Josh Stanton Tribe New York, NY
R. Kaya Stern-Kaufman Rimon Housatonic, MA
Ilana Sumka Center for Jewish Nonviolence Bruges, Belgium
R. Rachel Timoner Congregation Beth Elohim Brooklyn, NY
Naomi Tucker Shalom Bayit Oakland, CA
Karla Van Praag JOIN for Justice Boston, MA
Aharon Varady Open Siddur Project Cincinnati, OH
R. Michael Wasserman The New Shul Scottsdale, AZ
Rob Weinberg Experiments in Congregational Education Evanston, IL
Micah Weiss West Philly Shteibel Philadelphia, PA
Judi Wisch PJ Library Springfield, MA
Lawrence Yermack Institute for Jewish Spirituality San Rafael, CA
Zahara Zahav Union of Reform Judaism New York, NY
R. Shawn Zevit Mishkan Shalom Philadelphia, PA