Note: I realized this reads more like a formal bio than an “about me.” I’ll leave it here, but I’ll add that I love chocolate, Judaism, rescued dogs, old furniture, and my kids. Not necessarily in that order.
Rabbi Jennifer Singer is the spiritual leader of Congregation Kol HaNeshama in Sarasota Florida. She has served the congregation since 2008, first as Education Director, then Spiritual Leader, and as full-time Rabbi since 2017.
She has lived in Sarasota since 1998, originally serving as Executive Director of the Foundation of the Jewish Federation.
She was ordained as both a Rabbi and Spiritual Director by ALEPH: The Alliance for Jewish Renewal in January 2017, and earned an MA in Jewish Education from the Jewish Theological Seminary in 2006. She also holds a BA in journalism.
Rabbi Jennifer is a vibrant and passionate teacher, storyteller, and singer. Her services are warm, musical, and inclusive.
A dynamic speaker, she has spoken at local events for a wide variety of organizations on gun control, LGBTQ rights, antisemitism, book banning, and more.
She writes extensively about Torah, community, and the world around us, and is a frequent guest contributor to the Opinion page of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.
Her most recent volunteer activities include serving as president of the Sarasota-Manatee Rabbinical Association, on the board of the Sarasota Ministerial Association, and on the Jewish Federation’s Community Relations Council.
She has two adult daughters and currently shares her home with two senior rescued dogs named Houdini and Zimra.