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Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum, D.D., Senior Rabbi
Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum serves as spiritual leader of Congregation Beit Simchat Torah. She was installed as CBST’s first rabbi in 1992 ... Read More
rabbi@cbst.org  x825

Rabbi Yael Rapport, Assistant Rabbi
Rabbi Yael Rapport, was ordained by HUC-JIR in 2015.  She spent the last year as a Chaplain Resident in the Mount Sinai Health System ... Read More
rabbirapport@cbst.org  x826

Rabbi Marisa Elana James, Director of Social Justice Programming
Rabbi Marisa Elana James is a graduate of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College ... Read More
rabbijames@cbst.org x822

Joyce Rosenzweig, Music Director
Pianist/conductor Joyce Rosenzweig performs frequently in concerts throughout the United ‎States, Canada, Europe, and Israel ... Read More
jrosenzweig@cbst.org   x823

Rabbi Mike Moskowitz, Scholar-in-Residence for Trans and Queer Jewish Studies
Rabbi Mike Moskowitz is a deeply traditional and radically progressive advocate for trans rights and a vocal ally for LGBT inclusivity ... Read More
rabbimoskowitz@cbst.org

Rabbi Ayelet S. Cohen, Writer/ Consultant
Rabbi Ayelet Cohen is the Senior Director at the New Israel Fund, NY/Tri-State Region ... Read More

Cooperberg-Rittmaster Rabbinical Interns:  Every year CBST selects one or two rabbinical students as Cooperberg-Rittmaster Rabbinical ‎Interns from a large pool of highly qualified candidates.‎  Read More About the Cooperberg-Rittmaster Rabbinical Internship. This year, we are delighted to additionally welcome a Cooperberg-Rittmaster Pastoral and Education Intern, and a Cantorial Intern. 

Deborah Megdal, Cooperberg-Rittmaster Rabbinical Intern
Deborah Megdal, returning for her second year at CBST as a CRRI, is a fourth-year rabbinical student at the Conservative Movement's Jewish Theological Seminary in New York ... Read more
dmegdal@cbst.org x 828

Ben Dyme, Cooperberg-Rittmaster Rabbinical Intern
Ben Dyme is a rabbinical student at the Reform Movement's Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion, in his 4th year ... Read more
bdyme@cbst.org x 827

Atara Cohen, Cooperberg-Rittmaster Pastoral and Educational Intern
We welcome our first Orthodox intern - Atara Cohen - studying full time at Yeshivat Maharat ... Read more
acohen@cbst.org x 829

David Fair, Cantorial Intern 
David Fair is a 4th year Cantorial student at the Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music of Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion ... Read more
dfair@cbst.org x 824