RABBI AARON KRUPNICK
Rabbi Aaron Krupnick was born and raised in Philadelphia. He is a product of the Philadelphia Public School System and attended Gratz College throughout high school. Rabbi Krupnick holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Columbia University in Comparative Religion, a Bachelor’s Degree from the Jewish Theological Seminary in Philosophies of Judaism, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Hebrew Literature from the University of Judaism in Los Angeles. Other degrees include a Masters in Counseling and Human Development, as well as a Masters in Rabbinics.
Rabbi Krupnick was ordained by the Conservative Movement’s Jewish Theological Seminary in 1988. Upon ordination, Rabbi Krupnick and his wife Helene moved to Montgomery, Alabama, where he served as spiritual leader of Agudath Israel Synagogue for six years. In 1994 Rabbi Krupnick became Associate Rabbi at Congregation Beth El and was named Senior Rabbi in 2000. Rabbi and Helene have two children, Elisheva (Ellie) and Alexander (Alex).
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HAZZAN ALISA POMERANTZ-BORO
Hazzan Alisa Pomerantz-Boro grew up on Mercer Island, Washington, in a rabbinic home, instilled with a love of Judaism and music. From an early age, she knew she would continue the long family line of rabbis and cantors.
Hazzan Alisa Pomerantz-Boro holds a BA in Near Eastern Studies and Music from the University of Washington and a degree in sacred Jewish music from the Cantors Institute of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. At her investiture as a Hazzan, she was awarded the Jacobson Memorial Prize in Hazzanut. As a cantorial student, Hazzan Pomerantz-Boro held the position of Assistant Cantor at New York’s prestigious Park Avenue Synagogue. Upon investiture, she served as the Hazzan at Tifereth Israel Synagogue in San Diego for 13 years. She came to Congregation Beth El in 2004.
Hazzan Pomerantz-Boro was among the first 12 women to be inducted into the Cantors Assembly, the professional organization of Conservative cantors, where she currently serves as the International President. Hazzan Pomerantz-Boro lives in Voorhees with her husband Stephen and their children, Rebecca and Joshua.
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RABBI ANDY GREEN
Rabbi Andy Green devotes himself to creating low barrier-to- entry, meaningful Jewish experiences to engage, empower, and inspire Jews of all ages and backgrounds. Serving for the past three years as the Rabbinic Intern for Temple Beth Sholom in Las Vegas, Nevada, Rabbi Green created and led a Playground Minyan Shabbat experience serving young families, developed and taught an Introduction to Judaism curriculum for Jews and potential Jews, and engaged Bar and Bat Mitzvah families in Torah study and community service.
A native of Los Angeles, Rabbi Green grew up in the Conservative Movement, attending Jewish day schools, camp, and United Synagogue Youth. Rabbi Green received his ordination from the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies at the American Jewish University in Bel Air, CA in May 2015.
Rabbi Green loves working with youth, serving in rabbinic and mentorship capacities with USY, with the JDC Bar/Bat Mitzvah Program in Siberia, and with a synagogue-based teen philanthropy initiative. Rabbi Green is blessed to share life with his brilliant wife, Charlene, 4-year old son, Archer and 1-yeard old son, Beck, and is thrilled to be a part of the phenomenal clergy team at Congregation Beth El.
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RABBI ISAAC FURMAN
Rabbi Isaac Furman has been with Beth El since August 1960. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Yeshiva University in History and Economics and was ordained from Yeshiva University in 1957. With his ordination he also received a Master’s degree in Hebrew Letters.
Prior to joining Beth El, he served as an Associate Rabbi at Ahavat Achim in Buffalo, NY, and taught languages at the University of Buffalo for three years. While there, he obtained another Master’s Degree in Linguistics.
Rabbi Furman is the proud father of two daughters, Esther and Phyllis, and six wonderful grandchildren. His late wife, Molly, had been a beloved teacher at Beth El Religious School since September 1973.
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