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High Holidays 2022/5783

We look forward to having you join us at Beth Jacob Synagogue for the High Holidays this year!  More information coming soon...


Rabbi Rena Blumenthal   

Rena Blumenthal is a freelance rabbi based in New Paltz, New York.  She graduated from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in 2003, and worked at Vassar College as Assistant Director of the Office of Religious & Spiritual Life and Rachlin Advisor to Jewish Students from 2003-2014. Prior to becoming a rabbi, Rena worked for fifteen years as a psychologist in New York City and Jerusalem. Her freelance rabbinate has included many adventures, including campus consultation for Jewish life, a wide range of formal and informal teaching opportunities, training of interfaith college chaplains, hospital chaplaincy, officiating at weddings and other lifecycle events, and leadership of a monthly Havurah service for the New Paltz community. Rena is the author of a novel, The Book of Israela. She loves to hike and swim, and can't imagine a lovelier place to lead High Holiday services than Vermont in the fall. 


Wed, July 6 2022 7 Tammuz 5782