ALL in-person services and programming are cancelled until at least June 1, 2020.
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Rabbi Lynn Goldstein
Rabbi Lynn Goldstein was appointed Senior Rabbi of Congregation Beth El in 2018. Previously she had served congregants in Florida, Illinois, Missouri, New York, and New Jersey. Rabbi Goldstein is married to Jack, and they have three adult children: Jenny and her husband Will, Becky, Andrea and her husband Eric, and Claire, and their 2-year-old granddaughter.
Rabbi Goldstein believes that it her task as a rabbi to bring the heart and the hand of Judaism to the real world. As she wrote in her introductory letter to congregants in the bulletin following her appointment,
“To be relevant, the Judaism we teach in our synagogue must directly address the concerns of our world. If we are concerned about the environment, we ought to be addressing the issue in a Jewish way. If we are facing a biomedical ethical dilemma, we should be able to find guidance in our tradition. If we are sickened by homelessness, we ought to be out helping to change the situation because we are Jews and our tradition demands it of us. If we are indifferent to the problems of the world around us, our Judaism ought to challenge us to care.” She believes in the power of each one of us, and all of us together, to bring to our community social justice, compassion, and tikkun olam.
Rabbi Emeritus Jeffrey Ableser
Rabbi Jeffrey Ableser served as the spiritual leader of Congregation Beth El from 1993 – 2018. He came to Windsor after serving pulpits in Toronto, Carmel, California, and Phoenix, Arizona. Rabbi Ableser is married to Judy, and has three adult children: Daniel, Rachel, and Jake.
During his tenure at Beth El, Rabbi Ableser has seen children he named become Bnei Mitzvah, and welcomed children he consecrated under the chuppah.rabbi-notice