Welcome to Or Ami

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Rabbi Paul's Blog

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Read "Or Am I? ", Rabbi Kipnes' blog, exploring the intersection of the Soul, Jewish Spirituality and Daily Living.

Our Rabbis

Rabbi Paul Kipnes

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Our Rabbi is the spiritual leader of your Congregation.  He has published articles, reviews and short stories in many journals including Tikkun, Commentary, Midstream, Emek, Shma, Tomorrow, The Jerusalem Report and Response.  He has been the regular book reviewer of fiction for The Jewish Advocate and The Jerusalem Report, and The Jewish Journal.  

Our Rabbi was a senior vice president at the National Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts, and has served pulpits in Northampton and Manhattan, while teaching at Smith College and The University of Massachusetts. He has a BA in Creative Writing from Northwestern University. His MA is from Hebrew University in Jerusalem.  He received rabbinic ordination at The Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. 

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CONTACT INFORMATION

Email: rabbipaul@orami.org

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Rabbi Julia Weisz

Julia Weisz, Rabbi EducatorWarmly welcomed by Our Congregation Rabbi Pulman joined the synagogue in 2000.

The son of a pulpit rabbi, Pulman always knew he would one day follow in his father's footsteps, because he saw firsthand the influence a dedicated spiritual leader can have on people's lives.

Upon graduation from college he sojourned into the world of business, realizing that his ultimate goal was, indeed, the world of the rabbinate. "I reiterated my earlier hopes until the period when I would be ready to follow my dream", he said recently. "I always knew I'd come back to it, but I wanted to reach that point when I was completely ready to accept the challenge".

Accepting "the challenge" meant that Pulman had set priorities for himself as a Rabbi, among which is his desire to combat Jewish illiteracy. "I want to unlock the beauty of our tradition and make it accessible to everyone," he said. "I want to see myself as a key".

Having been a student at the Ziegler Rabbinical School at the University of Judaism, the future Rabbi Pulman gives full credit to his learning period for inspiration to enter the area of synagogue leadership as Associate Rabbi to Senior Rabbi, Geraiint and to give the congregants the benefits of such knowledge. Interning at Congregation Ner Tamid in Palos Verdes and serving in the U.S. Navy Chaplaincy Corps has enhanced his rabbinical career.

Among some of his duties at our Congregation teaching, developing adult education programs, spiritual counseling, working with teenagers, developing services for the ill and bereaved, and leading worship services.


CONTACT INFORMATION

Email: rabbijulia@orami.org

Upcoming Events

17Nov
11.17.2017 - 11.19.2017
NFTY Social Justice Kallah
19Nov
11.19.2017 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Mishpacha Session 6
19Nov
11.19.2017 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Mishpacha Havura Earthquake Drill
19Nov
11.19.2017 12:45 pm - 2:45 pm
LoMPTY Board Meeting
Livestream High Holy Day Services
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Watch Services Online

Worship with us from the comfort of your home. Find strength in prayer while in your hospital room or convalescent home. Connect spiritually while away. Services live streamed twice monthly. Our calendar lists times of live streamed services.


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Photo Gallery

Take a look at different events, occasions, and ‘happenings’ here at our synagogue. Our Mitzvah Day celebrations, Tikkun Olam, simchas and special occasions!


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Social Justice

Our community is actively involved with social action, fulfilling the mitzvah of tikkun olam, repairing the world.


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Youth Groups

Combined social, educational, religious and social action programs to create opportunities for the synagogue’s children to create lasting friendships.


OurBlog

Rabbi Kipnes' Blog

Our Rabbi explores Jewish spirituality on the journey through life. Delve into refreshing perspectives on Judaism, contemporary issues and Congregation Or Ami. Interactive commentary that lets you read and be part of a discussion.


Newsletter

Or Ami News

Read more about what's going on in our synagogue and community this week and this month. 


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Tree of Life, Yahrzeit Memorial and Noah's Ark

Honor and remember your loved ones. Our Tree of Life celebrates simchas (joyous times). Our Yahrzeit Memorial Plaques remember loved ones. Our Noah's Ark honors or remembers beloved pets.

Upcoming Events

17Nov
11.17.2017 - 11.19.2017
NFTY Social Justice Kallah
19Nov
11.19.2017 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Mishpacha Session 6
19Nov
11.19.2017 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Mishpacha Havura Earthquake Drill
19Nov
11.19.2017 12:45 pm - 2:45 pm
LoMPTY Board Meeting