About Me

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.

 
 

4 thoughts on “About Me”

  1. Mark Sharff said:

    Jennifer,

    Had a recent post forwarded to me.
    Can I receive a weekly email with your post?
    Hope you and your girls are good. Both of our kids are well, and Maggie is sensational.

    MARK
    msharff@gmail.com
    941.374.1107

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  2. Estelle Crawford said:

    Dear Jennifer,

    You are quite sane..and blessed… for knowing what you want. The questions you ask revolve about the logistics of getting there.

    What are the necessary steps to reach your goal?
    If you break it down into manageable bites and inlcude the specific areas in which you need help, I believe you will get it.
    Right now, it’s too vague for uninformed folks like me.

    In practicial terms what does it mean to go to rabbinic school? Can one attend part time? What available scholarships are offered? I’m imagining steps, each one moving you closer to your goals.

    You are an amazing and fabulous woman. Put it out there and you will recieve all the necessary support.

    Simplistic? Maybe.
    Go for it!
    Estelle

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  3. Sherry Gluchov said:

    Jennifer,
    I have a friend who is the senior rabbi at a congregation in Knoxville, Tenn. Her emeritus rabbi replaced Andy Bossov at Temple Emanuel. She was a VP at Fannie Mae (back in the 90’s when they were doing good business) when she heard the call. I met her when I was working for the senior rabbi at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple in Beachwood, Ohio and she was participating in a Wexberg fellowship. To paraphrase her response when I asked “why?” she said it was a request I could not refuse. I say go for it!!! all the other details will work themselves out.
    Sherry

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