Rabbi Monica Kleinman - Director of Lifelong Learning

Rabbi Monica Kleinman, MAHL, M. Ed, RJE, joined the staff of Congregation Beth Torah on July 1, 2017. A midwesterner, born and raised in southeastern Wisconsin, Rabbi Kleinman earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she double majored in Modern Hebrew and history. She was ordained at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati in 2014. At that same time, she earned a Master’s in Education Administration with a concentration in Jewish Studies from Xavier University. Rabbi Kleinman and her husband, Rabbi Jon Kleinman moved here from Mount Laurel, New Jersey. The couple met while in rabbinical school at HUC-JIR. Not only is she involved in the day to day running of the ARJE accredited Weiner Religious School, but she also oversees enriching the school’s faculty and curriculum. Rabbi Kleinman also plans and programs Beth Torah’s Adult Education and Social Justice events.

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