Our Spiritual Leaders

Rabbi Yael Romer

Our spiritual leader, Rabbi Yael Romer, is both passionate and dedicated to creating a Jewish community with the shared values of spirituality, social justice and ethical living. During her tenure here, she reshaped a small Hudson Valley community with an innovative program of outdoor services, 2nd day Rosh Hashana meditation, diverse learning opportunities., sunrise Shavuot, and a must join Confirmation Class.

She has a degree from Brandeis, NYU, Bekhal Leuanucja Institute for Jewish Spirituality and a Doctorate of Divinity from Hebrew Union College.

Cantor Robert Cohen

Cantor Cohen is steeped in Pete Seeger's belief that everyday can sing. He integrates that into services notable for their warmth, joy and participation. His own extraordinary journey has led him from a very well known folk group in the village to cantorial work in our community. You will also find Bob very active in the broad interfaith community in Kingston. 

Cantor Josée Wolff

Cantor Josée (pronounced Yo Zay) expands our depth, excitement and possibilities to our religious services. She is an internationally known teacher of cantors and synagogue musicians who has also performed Jewish Baroque Music in Germany, Israel, The Netherlands (where she was born) and Curacao. She received her Doctorate of Ministry and MSM from Hebrew Union College. Cantor Jose’e leads services on the second and fourth weekends, accompanied by Cantor Bob and when Rabbi Yael is out of town.

Rabbi Yael Romer
Rabbi Yael Romer
Cantor Robert Cohen
Cantor Robert Cohen
Cantor Josée Wolff
Cantor Josée Wolff