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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


Rabbi Rachel Bearman

Rabbi, Congregation Shaare Emeth

Favorite Biblical Characters: Vashti, Joseph, Yocheved, Batyah, Moses, 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, Sewing, Photography

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