Message from Our Rabbi
Bruchim Ha-Ba-im! Welcome!
I feel very privileged not only to serve as rabbi of Kol HaNeshamah, but also to call this community my spiritual home. From the first time I visited KH, I knew this was a special community.
KH is a warm, vibrant community of people who care for one another and who are committed to deepening our connection to Jewish life and learning.
Kol HaNeshamah embraces the full meaning of what it means to be a Beit Knesset - the Hebrew words for synagogue, literally a “house of gathering.” The name in and of itself doesn’t tell us much about what we do once we gather, but teaches us that joining together in community is in itself a sacred act.
The Beit Knesset, this gathering space, can make space for the full expression of our communal life. It is a Beit Tefillah, a house of prayer, where we meet on Shabbat and holidays. But it also serves as a house or study, a place for connecting with others, celebrating joyful occasions, and supporting one another in difficult times, and working to do good in the world.
Whether you want to learn more about our community, have a particular topic you would like to discuss, or just want to get to know one another, I am always happy to find a time to chat - on Zoom, on a walk, or over coffee. I look forward to connecting with you!
Rabbi Lindsey Healey-Pollack
Rabbi Lindsey Healey-Pollack was ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary where she also received a Master of Arts degree in Talmud and Rabbinic Literature. She was awarded the Ismar Elbogen Fellowship Memorial Prize in Talmud. Rabbi Lindsey grew up in Houston, Texas and spent five years of her childhood living in Cairo, Egypt. She developed her passion for Jewish living and learning as an undergraduate at Scripps College in Claremont, CA, where she studied anthropology and philosophy. She continued to deepen her Jewish learning and involvement after moving to New York to pursue an M.A. in Museum Studies from NYU.
Rabbi Lindsey was inspired to go to rabbinical school by a love of Jewish learning and the richness of a tradition that values inquiry, questions, and discussion. She is excited to share this spirit of curiosity with others and to create an accessible path to the Jewish tradition and community for all who seek it. She is passionate about creating meaningful and participatory Jewish learning experiences for adults.
At Kol HaNeshamah, she has provided stimulating and inspired leadership, teaching, and innovative programming for children and adults. Throughout the Covid pandemic, Rabbi Lindsey has been instrumental in maintaining a steadfast presence with online services, innovative programming, workshops and classes. As we emerge from the pandemic, we look forward to a complete return to in-person activities.
Rabbi Lindsey is available for consultation and advice. Please reach out anytime by email or phone 201-676-0245. If you would like to make an appointment send an email to [email protected].