KOL AMI

RABBI,

STAFF,

&

TEACHERS

“I want our community members to embrace me, their rabbi, as part of their wellness team, as a cheerleader, teacher, friend and co-worker in making our world a better, safer, and more compassionate place.”

Rabbi Yohanna Kinberg has served as Kol Ami's rabbi since 2014. Before coming to Kol Ami, she was an assistant rabbi and director of education at Temple B’nai Torah in Bellevue, Washington for 11 years. Rabbi Kinberg is a graduate of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and a member of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association. She is involved with JStreet, Jewish Federation, Jewish Family Services, Faith Action Network, the Institute for Jewish Spirituality and a variety of other organizations working towards peace, justice, sustainability, and interfaith connections.

Rabbi Kinberg loves working with people of all ages and stages. Children, elders, babies, teens... people who are in the midst of celebration and those who are in the midst of crisis. In addition to providing pastoral care for our members, She offers spiritual direction and small group classes for anyone who wants to study specific topics.

The rabbi can be reached by email or via Kol Ami's main telephone line at

425-844-1604.

RABBI

YOHANNA KINBERG

 

 
 
  • ASHER HASHASH

    Senior Jewish Educator

    Asher has been a Jewish educator and song leader in the Puget Sound area for over thirty years.  Originally from Israel, Asher lived in New York and Texas before settling down in the Northwest where he worked in multiple synagogues and the JCC. Asher weaves the feeling and texture of Jewish ideas into his classroom and his music. Asher's passion is to create positive community, using humor, rhythm, and common understanding. 

  • MEAGAN PRINCE

    Teacher, Grades 1-4 & Curriculum Development 

    Meagan Prince has a passion for elementary education and Jewish life. Her background in language acquisition (MS Ed, Western Oregon University, '08) and music education (BM Ed, Ithaca College, '03) are her foundation for multi-modal and hands-on learning. She's taught in schools across the USA, as well as in Europe and Asia. With two daughters of her own, Meagan regularly engages in the hows and whys of Jewish living. She sees Judaism as a set of threads running through the calendar of our lives, and strives to make it accessible at each child’s level of curiosity and ability. 

  • MICHAEL WOLDMAN

    Teacher, Grades 5-7

    A native of Ohio, Michael has been tutoring and teaching at Kol Ami for about 10 years now. He received a BFA (cum laude) from Ohio University in 1970, and did graduate work at Kent State and Case Western Reserve University. Woldman taught improv workshops as an intern at Karamu House, Cleveland, and Rhetoric classes as a grad student at Kent State. 

  • RIFKA KRULEWICH

    Teacher, Early Childhood 

    This will be Rifka's 4th year working at Kol Ami! She is active in temple youth group life, and will be KATY President (again!) this year. This summer, she spent a month at URJ Kutz Camp in an Action & Advocacy program.

  • JANE HASHASH

    Early Childhood, Family Education, and Shabbat Site Coordinator

    From pastry chef arts to pre-school crafts, Jane brings her love of Judaism and organizing skills to building community at Congregation Kol Ami. Working with teachers and families with care and humor, she is happy to make everything run smoothely. 

MARY ASKENAZI

Administrator

Mary comes to Kol Ami with an extensive background in management! She has been in bank management, real estate management, a current real estate broker and non-profit volunteer positions and Boards.  She was born and raised in San Diego but claims to have matured in Washington State! The jury is still out on that claim!  Call her anytime for assistance with your Kol Ami membership or just to talk! Phone line is always open! Just remember that she is part time so may not immediately respond!

Kol Ami

A Center for Jewish Life in the Pacific Northwest

308 4th Avenue S Kirkland, WA 98033

admin@kolaminw.org

(425) 844-1604

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