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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.


February 28, 2020     Building a Sanctuary

February 21, 2020     What a difference hey makes

February 14, 2020      Tradition

February 7, 2020        The New Year of the Trees

January 31, 2020       What does this service mean to                                                             you?

January 24, 2020      Al nisekha sh'bekhol et emanu

January 17, 2020            Trust in the promise of God's and               our vision for us.

January 10, 2020        The Sabbath

January 3, 2020          We are here with a purpose

December 27, 2019    Hanukkah Guilt

December 20, 2019    Who Treifed Up My Hanukkiah?

December 13, 2019    How do we get along with our                              neighbors?

December 6, 2019      Revelations to  Jonah

November 29, 2019   Re-digging the Wells

November 27, 2019   Thanksgiving 2019

November 22, 2019   Don't Miss a Mitzvah Moment

November 15, 2019    Hospitality

November 8, 2019     Responding to Disaster

November 1, 2019       NOAH

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

October 18, 2019     Shabbat Hol Ha-Moed Sukkot 5780

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

September 29, 2019   Erev Rosh Hashanah  5780


Thu, April 2 2020 8 Nisan 5780