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Rabbi Kim Blumenthal
Contact information: or 917-742-4214
Rabbi Faith Cantor, Educational Director of Bet Chaverim Religious School
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Brief Bios

Rabbi Kim Blumenthal is the new spiritual leader of BetChaverim. With a dynamic, decade-long record of innovation, community outreach and leadership, Rabbi Blumenthal joined Bet Chaverim in 2018 from Beth Israel Congregation in Ann Arbor, MI where she had served as Rabbi since 2008.  Earlier she served at Congregation Beth Israel in Vernon, CT and prior to ordination, she worked with congregations in New York City, NY; Scranton, PA; and Ventnor, NJ.


“I am excited about joining Bet Chaverim and sharing the joys of Jewish practice, prayer, and tradition with my new community,” said Rabbi Blumenthal.  “As a rabbi, I am committed to nurturing individuals, couples, and families through supportive pastoral care.  I look forward to working with Bet Chaverim members to create meaningful programs, engage with the larger community, inspire social action, and provide new opportunities for sharing Jewish growth and experience.”


Rabbi Blumenthal was recently featured in a lovely article in the Jewish Times:  Additionally, Rabbi Blumenthal was asked to write a "Spiritual Matters" column for the October issue of Jmore Magazine.  She chose the subject of "Identifying and Cherishing The Sacred," and reminds us that the month of Cheshvan, notable for its lack of major festivals, "...allows us space for reflection. The work of the High Holiday season does not end with the long blast of the shofar at the end of Yom Kippur. It is meant to stay with us throughout the year." Click here to read the Rabbi's timely essay: Faith Cantor as the New Educational Director. See the recent article in the Jewish Times:




President - Phil Rogofsky or 410-627-1074
Treasurer - Steve Bloom            
Board of Trustees
(Trustees serve for 2-year terms;
those marked with * are completing their 2nd year) 

Jamie Biegeleisen or 410-480-1639 

Richard Gerber

Robert Jacobs* or 443-535-0325

Jarrett Reid* or 410-336-9718

Jeff Rubin

Mark Schmall               

Dr. George Groman

Ben Zingman


Committee Chairs
Chesed - Karyn Gross or 301-233-4371
Communications/Marketing - Ben Zingman or 410-531-3458        
Education & Youth/Religious School -
  • Jamie Biegeleisen or 410-480-1639 
  • Jarrett Reid or 410-336-9718
Facilities & Catering- Suzy Wheeler & Sue Leshin
Finance/Budget - Steve Bloom  
Long-Range Planning - Ben Zingman or 410-531-3458        

Membership - Jen Rogofsky or 443-253-1597

Programming - Jeff Rubin

Religious - Ivy Konel or 410-740-4927

Social Action/Green - David Marker or 301-854-2531
Sat, August 13 2022 16 Av 5782