July 2018 – June 2019 – on Sabbatical
July 2019+ – Emeritus
The congregants of Beth Jacob synagogue have enjoyed the spiritual leadership of Rabbi Morris J. Allen since August 1986. With Rabbi Allen’s guidance, Beth Jacob has grown from a start-up congregation into a thriving community of over 350 households, receiving nine Solomon Schechter Awards from the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism for its innovative programming. […]
Interim Rabbi (as of July 2019)
Rabbi Samuel Barth (Reb Sami) believes deeply in synagogue communities as the vibrant center of our People, where Jewish souls, hearts and minds are connected; connected with each other and with God. In recent years he has developed a passion and expertise in the field of Transitional Rabbinic Leadership, having served as the Interim Rabbi for Temple Beth Tzedek in Buffalo, NY, as well as in diverse synagogues from Brooklyn, to Austin, to Miami.
Rabbi Tamar Grimm studied at the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College. She grew up in Minneapolis, MN and has also lived in Jerusalem, New York City, Los Angeles and the Quad Cities. She earned a B.A. in Anthropology and Sociology from Brandeis University in 2001 and then worked as a Jewish Educator for three years before beginning her rabbinic education. […]