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.
Seth Litman, President
Seth and his wife, Mary, joined TKC in 1998 and made the decision that they were going to make this temple a community for them and their family by making a conscious effort to be involved. Since that time, Seth and Mary have participated in a long list of activities, from the early days of Oneg teams to brotherhood softball and, of course, the Board of Trustees. Their kids Henry, Abby and Sam also participate(d), not just by going to religious school, but in youth group activities and as religious school madrichim. There is no question that the Kehillah and its members shaped and will continue to shape their family in a very positive manner, and they want the same for yours.
Seth and the Board plan to provide many opportunities for you and your families to participate and get involved so your family can share in all that the Kehillah has to offer.