Rabbi Karen and Rabbi Micah Citrin, Co-Rabbis and Co-Educators

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Rabbi Karen S. Citrin

Originally from Belmont, MA and a graduate of Brandeis University, Rabbi Karen Citrin was ordained from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Los Angeles in 2003, and also holds a Master’s Degree in Jewish Education from the HUC-JIR Rhea Hirsch School of Education. Rabbi Karen served as Associate Rabbi and Rabbi/Educator at Peninsula Temple Beth El in San Mateo, CA for ten years. In addition to leading worship, lifecycle, and other pastoral roles, Rabbi Karen directed a variety of education programs including a nationally recognized Shabbat family education experience. Along with Rabbi Micah, Rabbi Karen served as Co-Senior Rabbi at Temple Israel in Tulsa, OK from 2013-2016. Rabbi Karen currently serves on the Board of the Central Conference of American Rabbis. She enjoys learning and teaching, being outdoors, reading novels, Jewish music, and strong coffee.

Rabbi Micah J. Citrin

Originally from Albuquerque, NM and a graduate of the University of Oregon, Rabbi Micah Citrin was ordained from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Los Angeles in 2005, and also holds a Master’s Degree in Jewish Education from the HUC-JIR Rhea Hirsch School of Education. Rabbi Micah served as Associate Rabbi at Congregation Beth Am in Los Altos Hills, CA, and Director of Community Life and Learning at Kehillah Jewish High School in Palo Alto, CA. Rabbi Micah worked with the clergy team at Peninsula Temple Beth El for three years in San Mateo, CA as Rabbi/Educator, especially focusing on teen engagement. Along with Rabbi Karen, Rabbi Micah served as Co-Senior Rabbi at Temple Israel in Tulsa, OK from 2013-2016. Rabbi Micah’s interests include running, playing guitar, singing, reading, and being outdoors.

 

Together, the Rabbis Citrin value the warmth of tradition and the spirit of innovation. They value shared leadership, and partnering with lay leaders and staff to shape vibrant Jewish community. They guide people of all ages to connect to Judaism through thought-provoking study, uplifting prayer and music, and acts of loving-kindness in order to repair our world. Rabbi Karen and Rabbi Micah invite you to engage in enriching and meaningful Jewish experiences at Temple Beth David.

Rabbi Karen and Rabbi Micah are the proud parents of fifth grade twins, Itai and Yonah.