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KHL Rabbi Candidates

Your rabbi search committee is delighted to introduce you to our two part time Rabbinic Candidates! Please join us to meet them as many times as you can! We welcome the entire community to all services and activities.
We are constructing feedback paths for members, whose votes will help determine our next rabbi. Your participation is crucial. See you soon!
In an effort to ensure the safety of our congregation and our candidates as COVID-19 cases continue to surge, we’ve delayed in-person visits until February, but this just means more time to clear your calendars! Please mark your calendars for these events. Friday, January 21, 7:00 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat Service led by Rabbi Ahuvah Amy Loewenthal.
 
Wednesday, January 26, 7:00 p.m. Adult Education led by Rabbi Adam Cerino Jones.
 
Wednesday, February 2, 7:00 p.m. Adult Education led by Rabbi Ahuvah Loewenthal.
 
Friday, February 4, 7:00 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat Service led by Rabbi Adam Cerino Jones (IN Person - if Covid will safely allow).
 
Saturday, February 5, 10:00 a.m. Shabbat Morning Service led by Rabbi Adam Cerino Jones (IN PERSON, if Covid will safely allow).
 
Sunday, February 6, 9:30- 9:45 a.m. Rabbi Adam Cerino Jones will meet families. 9:45-10:45 a.m.  Parent/Adult Education led by Rabbi Adam Cerino Jones (IN PERSON at the Sunday School, if Covid will safely allow).
 
Saturday, February 19, 10:00 a.m. Shabbat Morning Service led by Rabbi Ahuvah Loewenthal (IN PERSON, if Covid will safely allow).
 
Sunday, February 20, 9:30- 9:45 a.m. Rabbi Ahuvah Loewenthal will meet families. 9:45-10:45 a.m. Parent/Adult Education led by Rabbi Ahuvah Loewenthal (IN PERSON at the Sunday School, if Covid will safely allow).
 
We are incredibly excited for them to meet all of you virtually and in person and for them to lead, teach, and learn about us! Rabbi Ahuvah Amy Loewenthal 
Rabbi Ahuvah Loewenthal graduated from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in 2012. After serving a Reconstructing Judaism congregation in New Hampshire for eight years, she relocated to Worcester, MA where her wife works as the Director of Learning and Engagement of a local synagogue. Rabbi Ahuvah then remotely served a congregation in Vermont, and through the magic of Zoom, has been teaching and leading services all over the US and Canada. She is the Chair of the Ethics Committee of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association and is part of the Core Planning Team of the National Havurah Committee’s Summer Institute. Rabbi Ahuvah enjoys Hebrew, discovering new Jewish music, biking, running, and word games.
Soon To Be Rabbi
Adam Cerino Jones 
A committed Reconstructionist, Adam Cerino Jones believes that a synagogue should be a place where all Jews, Jew-adjacent loved ones, and those interested in Judaism should not only feel welcome and safe, but heard, respected, and valued. This means meeting people where they are, and accompanying them on whatever the path of their life looks like. It also means recognizing, encouraging, and utilizing people's unique gifts, talents, and interests. Adam’s rabbinate is focused on creating an inclusive, diverse environment in which everyone feels maximally comfortable, supported in taking risks and trying new things, and welcome to 'do Judaism' in whatever ways are personally meaningful for them.  
Born in New York City, but raised in the suburbs of Baltimore from the age of two, Adam began his rabbinical studies at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (RRC), in Wyncote, PA, in the fall of 2017 and will be ordained in May 2022. At RRC, he has taken an active role in student leadership, most notably serving as President of the Reconstructionist Student Association and as Senior Representative to the Admissions Committee. Over the last five years, Adam has supported two congregations, revitalized and supervised a college Jewish Student Union, interned with the Hillel of a university, and served in a chaplaincy role, meeting the pastoral needs of hospital patients in an oncology unit. With 15+ years of musical training, Adam is a burgeoning composer and musician in the Reconstructionist movement, winning the Evelyn R. Mehlman Jewish Music Award for 2020-21.
Prior to his rabbinical studies, Adam received his Bachelor of Arts degrees in Religious Studies and in History from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN, where he was a member of the Concert Choir and co-founded an a cappella ensemble that is still running today. Adam’s passion for social justice began well before his pursuit of the rabbinate. After college, Adam focused on workers’ rights, working in a labor non-profit and serving as a member of the General Executive Board for the North American branches of the Industrial Workers of the World.
Adam currently resides in Philadelphia, PA with his wife Katherine Cerino Jones.
 
Tue, January 18 2022 16 Shevat 5782