Rabbi Jason Holtz
Rabbi Holtz became Temple Kehillat Chaim's rabbi upon Rabbi Winokur's retirement in June of 2018. He served at Bromley Reform Synagogue in the UK from autumn 2013 through spring of 2018. Before that,
he was the associate rabbi at Temple Emanu-El in Tucson, Arizona. He was ordained by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, Ohio in 2010. He is a member of both the Central Conference of American Rabbis and the Assembly of Reform Rabbis, UK.
Rabbi Holtz is caring, committed and progressive-minded. He believes that the best synagogues focus on creating and strengthening relationships in their communities.
Rabbi Emeritus Harvey Winokur
Rabbi Winokur founded Temple Kehillat Chaim in 1982. Born in Brooklyn and raised on Long Island and in Buffalo, he received his B.A. at the SUNY at Buffalo, and his M.A. and Ordination at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is a Facilitator/Trainer for Prepare-Enrich (www.prepare-enrich.com), a premarital/marital needs assessment organization. Rabbi Winokur is also a Jewish Spiritual Director (www.jewishspiritualdirection.com) and a Trainer/Facilitator for The Mussar Institute (www.mussarinstitute.org).
After forty two years as a rabbi, thirty six of which were at Temple Kehillat Chaim, Rabbi Winokur retired in June of 2018. He is our first Rabbi Emeritus, and continues to contribute to our congregation.
Jonathan Young, President
A fairly recent transplant from California, Jonathan works in marketing, primarily for technology firms, including many start-ups. He has previously served on the board of the Contra Costa Jewish Day School and Anshei Isaiah, the brotherhood at Temple Isaiah in Lafayette, California. Prior to stepping into the presidency at TKC, Jonathan served on the rabbinical search committee and was a member of the Board of Trustees. He continues to sing with the adult choir.
Jonathan is the product of an interfaith family and is now a husband and father in one. This has shaped and fueled his enthusiasm for a diverse, welcoming, and inclusive Jewish community.