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Meet Our Rabbi

Rabbi Barry Kenter

     Bnai Israel is proud to announce the engagement of Rabbi Barry Kenter as our Interim Rabbi.  Rabbi Kenter was formerly the Rabbi at the Greenburgh Hebrew Center for over 30 years.  When Rabbi Kenter retired, he created a formula for Synagogues that were looking for full time Rabbinic leadership as an Interim Rabbi.  He comes to Wilmington after stays in Elkins Park, PA, Manhattan, NY and Greenville SC.  Rabbi Kenter's experience, education, and leadership roles include teaching both young and old.  Bar and Bat Mitzvot preparation, spiritual and community involvement, and so much more.  He comes to help us move forward, and keep us together as a family as he helps us find the very best leadership for our future.  

     Rabbi Kenter is a graduate of the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, University of Judaism, Los Angeles, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium, and California State University, Northridge.   He is a member of  The Rabbinical Assembly, as well as past president of the Lower Hudson Valley Rabbinical Assembly; Westchester Board of Rabbis, Ny Board of Rabbis, and Rabbinic cabinet of the Jewish Federation of North America.  He is married to Judi, and they have three grown children.

     We welcomed Rabbi Kentner to Wilmington at our annual Shul Day celebration on Sunday, September 15th, 2019.  Since then, he has led us during our High Holiday services and conducted Adult Education sessions, including Lunch & Learn and taught in our One Room Shul House. He is working closely with the Rabbi Search Committee as we begin our search for a permanent rabbi.

RABBINIC MUSINGS by Rabbi Kenter

 

November 8, 2019    Responding to Disaster

https://conta.cc/2K3iRIx

 

November 1, 2019     NOAH

https://conta.cc/2WAiZnW

 

October 25, 2019     Genesis 1:1 God speaks, and the                                                 world comes into being.

https://conta.cc/2NW4M0j

 

October 18, 2019    Shabbat Hol Ha-Moed Sukkot                                                     5780

https://conta.cc/2rqB1gM

 

October 11, 2019   Approaching the Sacred                                                              Season:  Rain, rain don't go away

https://conta.cc/2JXCeCH

 

September 29, 2019     Erev Rosh Hashanah                                                    5780 

https://conta.cc/36LYR6G

 

Sun, December 8 2019 10 Kislev 5780