About Us

Paul Shofar

Rabbi Paul Kipnes


Rabbi, Congregation Or Ami

Favorite Biblical Characters: Jacob, Miriam, Mahlah, Noa, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirza

Favorite Genres of Literature: SciFi, Time Travel, Political Thrillers

Location of Most Spiritual Moment: Grand Tetons National Park

Hobbies: Reading, Blogging, Hiking in National Parks, Watching SciFi

Rachel Torah

Rabbi Rachel Bearman


Rabbi, Temple B'nai Chaim

Favorite Biblical Characters: Vashti, Joseph, Yocheved, Batyah, Shifra and Puah

Favorite Genres of Literature: Historical Fiction, Magical Realism, Memoirs, Fantasy

Favorite Collections of Contemporary Midrash (Other Than MM): Five Books of Miriam, Sisters at Sinai, Queering The Text

Hobbies: Reading, Researching My Family's History, Crocheting, Photography