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Rabbi Eytan Kenter

Rabbi Eytan KenterRabbi Eytan Kenter comes to B'nai Torah as a recent honors graduate of the Jewish Theological Seminary. He was born and raised in Westchester, NY where he spent his summers doing youth work at two Ramah camps and on USY on Wheels serving in capacities from counselor to group leader and from Tefillah Coordinator to Drama Head.

As an undergraduate in the Joint Program with Jewish Theological Seminary and Columbia, Rabbi Kenter majored in American Studies and Midrash. In 2006, he graduated from the Davidson School of Jewish Education with honors in the Informal/Communal Education program. While in school, Rabbi Kenter served as the Head of the Women's League Seminary Synagogue, the official minyan of JTS. Additionally, he worked on social justice issues as an intern for the Rabbinical Assembly's and United Synagogue's Social Action/Public Policy Commissions while also serving as the rabbinic intern for the Hekhsher Tzedek Commission.

Rabbi Kenter is excited to have the chance to work with so many different people and help them grow both as people and as Jews. He believes that everyone has a place at the Jewish table and that we do not entrust others with leading a particular lifestyle or with following the laws. It is on every Jew to do what is good in the world and make it a better place. Rabbi Kenter is looking forward to helping all of B’nai Torah’s members find their place in our congregation and our Jewish community.

In his spare time, Rabbi Kenter enjoys playing tennis and basketball as well as cooking. He is a pop culture buff and prides himself on the ability to have a conversation with almost anybody on almost any topic. He is married to Staci Zemlak and has a son, Boaz.

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