Rebbe Arik Labowitz – Spiritual Leader
Arik Labowitz is a dynamic educator and leader committed to connecting people to the Jewish tradition in meaningful and relevant ways. Arik comes from a diverse Jewish background and especially identifies with couples and families who are looking for a connection to Judaism outside of a traditional synagogue setting. As a service leader, Arik interweaves Chasidic teachings and soulful melodies, and opens up the transformative essence of Jewish prayers to all levels of participants.
Arik comes from a family of rabbis and has spent most of his adult life in Jewish leadership roles. In addition to devoting years of study and practice to the Jewish tradition, Arik has gleaned wisdom from other spiritual traditions of the East and West.
In the past two decades Arik has worked professionally with small communities and synagogues like ours. He has recorded two CDs of Jewish Music under the title Simu Lev, and has been privileged to produced CDs for several talented musicians as well.
Rabbis Leading Services in 2017-2018
Rabbi Fern Feldman is a singer, scholar, spiritual counselor, service leader, and ritual facilitator, with experience in a wide range of Jewish communities, including Conservative, Renewal, Reconstructionist, Reform, and unaffiliated.She received rabbinic ordination in 2003 from Aleph: Alliance for Jewish Renewal, and Spiritual Direction certification in 2007 from the Morei Derekh program of Yedidya.
Her current research and writing involve exploring the sacred dark in Jewish text, and developing non-dual paradigms for the mysteries of creation. Together with her partner, a physicist, she teaches about quantum physics and kabbalah.
Rabbi Sarah Niebuhr Rubin is a writer and educator dedicated to building and restoring relationships between individuals and in communities. Ordained in 2007 by the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, she served as rabbi of Congregation Ahavas Achim in Keene, NH, and has held rabbinic and educator positions in Reform, Reconstructionist, Conservative and unaffiliated congregations.
In 2014, Rabbi Sarah returned to her native Seattle with her husband and son to be near family. She is the author of fiction and poetry, and practices and encourages writing as a spiritual practice.
Eitz Or Board
President – Joe King
Treasurer – David Sokal
Secretary – Hadiyah Carlyle
Programming – Lynn chapman
Past President– Eliora Jablow