CLERGY

Rabbi Yaron Kapitulnik

Rabbi Yaron Kapitulnik serves as senior rabbi of Temple Judea, the congregation where he began his career in 2010.  As the congregation's leader, Rabbi Yaron works to create a community where each member is inspired to lead a richer Jewish life, be it through joyous worship, thoughtful learning experiences, a social connection over a cup of coffee, or empathetic pastoral care.

 

Rabbi Kapitulnik graduated and was ordained in 2010 from the New York campus of Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion where he was selected as a participant in the Bonnie and Daniel Tisch Rabbinic Fellows Program which identifies exceptional rabbis who have the ability to lead and transform synagogues and other Jewish communal institutions.  Rabbi Kapitulnik is a graduate of Hebrew University in Jerusalem where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Geography with a major in Education and has a diverse background including serving as a paratrooper and paramedic in the Israeli Armed Forces, graduating from Israel's Ministry of Tourism School and serving as an Environmental Guide in Ein Gedi.

 

Rabbi Kapitulnik has four children, twin girls, Roni & Tom, Danielle and Yonatan.  He is a runner, avid chess player, reader, and chef. 

Rabbi Golan Ben-Chorin

Rabbi Golan Ben-Chorin served for nine years as a consultant in education and innovations working across multiple continents in temples and organizations and was on the senior faculty at Brandeis University.  From 2010-2017, he served as the founding rabbi of our sister region’s congregation, Rosh Pina, the northern most Reform community in Israel.  He also served as the Director of Israel Programs at the Leo Baeck College, Rabbinic Seminary of London, offering programs to international rabbinic students in collaboration with Haifa Univeristy.  He has also held multiple positions as a Jewish educator at congregations in Massachusetts, New York, Haifa, and Jerusalem. Rabbi Ben-Chorin was ordained at the Hebrew Union College in Jerusalem, Israel in 2007.  He has his Ed.D. in Jewish Education from the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, his Masters in Jewish Education also from JTS and his BA in Jewish Thought and Education from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

 

Rabbi Ben-Chorin grew up in Israel.  He was born into a family of Jewish educators and rabbis.  His father is the first Israeli born Reform Rabbi and who is the son of the founders of the Israeli Reform Movement. He is married to Jenny and they have two children, daughter, Shakaed and son, Ely.

Cantor Alicia Stillman

Alicia Stillman received her cantorial training from and was ordained in 2013 by the Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music of the Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion.  She has an extensive background in theater and music, holds a Master's degree from the Hebrew Union College and a Bachelor's degree from Brandeis University, after which graduating she performed in New York theater, national tours, and regional theater.

 

Cantor Alicia, a native New Yorker, moved to West Palm Beach in 2003 with her husband Phillip and two young sons, Ben and Coby.  Prior to becoming a Cantor, she was a Labor Support Doula and Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, she also taught Judaic enrichment and music at the JCC in West Palm Beach and has led many family and "tot" programs and services throughout the community. Along with Rabbi Kapitulnik, their JCC program "Shalom Baby" brought Jewish connections to hundreds of new Jewish families in the community.  This mindful outreach ultimately led to a partnership with the 92nd Street Y and bringing their "Shababa" program to Temple Judea.

Rabbi Joel Levine

Rabbi Emeritus

I am honored to have served as the rabbi of this unique, Reform, post-denominational congregation that embraces spirituality, Torah, and the mitzvot of acts of loving kindness.

In September 2016 I became Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Judea and along with my wife, Susan, became an official "sandbird" when we moved to Los Angeles, California. 

For those of you who are new to Temple Judea, and whom I didn't get a chance to meet, I welcome you to your new home and know you will love it.  For those of you that I had the chance to minister to, thank you for allowing me to be an important part of your lives.  It was a blessing. 

I hope you will take a minute to view my "REFLECTIONS ON TEMPLE JUDEA" video below.

Rabbi Joel Levine

"The best preacher is the heart; the best teacher is time; the best book is the world; the best friend is God." - Talmud

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