Rabbi Aaron S. Weininger
Senior Rabbi • Max Newman Family Chair in Rabbinics • Email
Rabbi Aaron Weininger joined Adath Jeshurun Congregation in 2012, upon receiving rabbinic ordination and an MA in Hebrew Letters from the Jewish Theological Seminary. He holds the Max Newman Family Chair in Jewish Learning.
Aaron earned his BA in Anthropology and Jewish Near Eastern Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. In 2007 he became the first openly gay person admitted to rabbinical school in the Conservative movement of Judaism. That experience taught him the power of listening at the margins rather than pulling people into whatever the center is at that moment, and he is attuned to the spark each person brings to Torah, prayer, and acts of kindness in the warmth of community.
During rabbinical school he was welcomed into communities as a teacher and prayer leader in Statesville, NC, Portland, ME, Sag Harbor and White Plains, NY and across New York City. He trained as a chaplain in Clinical Pastoral Education for two summers at Bellevue Hospital Center, and a third with the Educational Alliance at a Kosher soup kitchen for older adults on the Lower East Side. He studied as a Schusterman Fellow at JTS.
From 2018-2021 Aaron served as co-chair of the Minnesota Rabbinical Association and joined Honeymoon Israel as rabbi for the MSP cohort in January 2020. A product of pluralistic Jewish camping and USY, he is the chair of the Herzl Camp Clergy and Educator Council. He serves on the Editorial Committee of Siddur Lev Shalem for Weekdays and the JTS Chancellor's Rabbinic Cabinet, as a board member of JFCS Minneapolis, and on the Advisory Board for the Multi-Religious Fellows Program at the Collegeville Institute.
Rabbi Harold J. Kravitz
Rabbi Emeritus • Email
Rabbi Harold Kravitz held the Max Newman Family Chair in Rabbinics at Adath Jeshurun Congregation, Minnetonka, MN from 1996-2023 when he became Rabbi Emeritus. He has served the congregation since 1987 when he was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary. He serves as President of the Rabbinical Assembly. He serves also on the RA's Va’ad Hakavod (Professional Ethics Committee), which he chaired for six years. Serves on the Rabbinic Advisory Committee of the Center for Contemporary Mussar. He is Past Board Chair of MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger. He is married to Cindy Reich. They are the parents of Gabriel (Yael Smiley), Talia and Elana. Grandparents of Joshua and Yona Smiley Kravitz.
Hazzan Joanna Dulkin
Hazzan • Email
As the Hazzan of Adath Jeshurun, Joanna Dulkin is committed to innovative musical and spiritual leadership that inspires joy, connection and meaning at all ages and stages. She received her Masters of Sacred Music and Investiture from the Jewish Theological Seminary in 2004, and completed the Institute for Jewish Spirituality’s Cantorial Leadership Program in 2007. She is an honors graduate of Stanford University, where she studied English, sang a cappella, and led community High Holiday Services. Her background as a songleader, musician and educator led her to the cantorate. Hazzan Dulkin has taught and performed internationally as a cantor, musician and scholar-in-residence and is also a published writer and an award-winning composer. She is an officer of the Cantors Assembly, and was on the editorial committee of Siddur Lev Shalem. Hazzan Dulkin and her husband, Rabbi Dr. Ryan Dulkin, are the proud parents of Zac and Jesse.
Reb Jim Sherman
Rabbis' Associate • Email
Reb Jim Sherman is a member of the Adath staff as the Rabbis’ Associate. He leads the Etzion Adult Study Group and B.L.T. (Bagels, Lox, & Torah) as well as being a part of the rotation of leaders for the Tuesday Torah Study at Adath. He and his wife Estie, are proud parents, grandparents, and great grandparents.