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Rabbi Jake Singer-Beilin's Corner

Rabbi Jake previously served as associate rabbi of Old York Road Temple-Beth Am in Abington, PA, and as assistant rabbi and education director of Temple Chai in Phoenix, AZ.  Most recently he has been the Interim Jewish Life Coordinator and Judaic Studies Teacher at the Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School of the Nation’s Capital.  He is a song leader, and regularly uses guitar and song to uplift worship experiences.

He earned a Master of Arts in Hebrew Letters and a Master of Arts in Jewish Education from the Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion in Los Angeles, where he was ordained in 2011.  He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from the University of California, Davis.  His wife is Rabbi Rachel Ackerman, Senior Rabbi of Temple Shalom in Chevy Chase, MD.  They live in Northwest DC with their daughter, Avital.

Rabbi Jake writes:  “I am excited for this opportunity to serve Bet Mishpachah as its rabbi, and to provide a spiritual home to members of the LGBTQ Jewish community, friends, and family members.  Throughout my rabbinate, the most profound blessing has been to form relationships with congregants and to be invited to share in their lives, loves, losses, and celebrations.  I cherish relationships with the individuals who make up this sacred community and am always excited to dream about the holy work that we can do together.  I want Bet Mish to always be a space where we can pray, march, sing, learn, and embrace.  In all of this sacred work, Jewish tradition is our guide and inspiration.”

Rabbi Singer-Beilin is the fifth part-time rabbi to serve Bet Mishpachah.  Previous rabbis include Rabbi Emeritus Bob Saks, Rabbi Leila Berner, Rabbi Toby Manewith, and Rabbi Laurie Green.

Thu, July 9 2020 17 Tammuz 5780