Rabbinic Leadership

Rabbi Oded Mazor

Kol HaNeshama is happy to welcome Rabbi Oded Mazor, who will begin his tenure after the

summer.  

 

We are delighted to welcome Oded and his family back to Kol HaNeshama, after a gap of

almost a decade since he was our educational coordinator and rabbinical assistant during

his rabbinic studies at Hebrew Union College, where he was ordained in 2009.


Following his ordination, Oded and Ya'ala Mazor moved to Kibbutz Hanaton, where Oded has

taken a leadership role in community life in a range of areas, including the ceremonial and

educational life of the kibbutz.  

 

He has also worked with neighboring communities in their marking of life-cycle events and

celebrations of the holidays, as well as developing partnerships with local congregations of

all streams.  In addition, he provides rabbinic guidance and accompaniment to individuals

and families in their life-cycle events.


Since 2010, Oded has served as the rabbi for the elementary school of the Leo Baeck Education

Center in Haifa, and since 2015 has been the head of Leo Baeck's UK relations desk.  

He teaches Jewish studies to first through tenth grades, as well as teaching at a range of

mechinot (pre-military leadership programs) in the north of Israel.


A  member of the secretariat of MARAM (the association of Reform rabbis in Israel), Oded is an active member of the editorial board of the Reform Movement's new siddur (in production), and has contributed to and edited other recent liturgical work, including the festival machzor HaSimcha SheBaLev, which was a joint creation of Kehilat Kol HaNeshama and MARAM.


In the coming months, Oded, Ya’ala and their three children will move to Jerusalem.

Rabbi Levi Weiman-Kelman

Rabbi Weiman-Kelman Founded Congregation Kol HaNeshama in 1985. 

 

The community is a center for Progressive Jewish life in Jerusalem, on the forefront of the

struggle for religious pluralism in Israel’s highly polarized society.

 

Rabbi Weiman-Kelman teaches prayer, liturgy, spiritual development and practical rabbinics

at the Hebrew Union College Jerusalem campus.

 

He was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary in 1979.  His B.A. is from the University

of Wisconsin (1974).  

 

A native New Yorker, he is married to Paula, who is a documentary filmmaker.  They have

three grown children. Zohar and  Benjamin live with their spouses in Tel Aviv.

Raphaela and her spouse live in New York. They have a grandson, Maayan.

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