The rabbi is an important part of any person’s decision to join a synagogue, and that’s why we’re especially excited for you to meet Rabbi Jay M. Kornsgold.
Rabbi Kornsgold has been the spiritual leader of Beth El Synagogue since 1994. He is dynamic and filled with boundless energy. His sermons consistently inspire and educate in a warm and welcoming manner.
Rabbi Kornsgold provides leadership consistent with the tenets of Conservative Judaism. He is a natural teacher, always willing to listen and share ideas. And he is highly regarded by our congregation for his caring and compassionate nature, whether it is the youngest or the oldest member of the synagogue.
It is special when an entire congregation can so readily communicate and feel such warmth with their rabbi, and we welcome you to visit us for a service so we can introduce him to you. As busy as he is, he somehow manages to make every person in the congregation feel like a friend.
Rabbi Kornsgold’s service to the Jewish and general community is extraordinary. In addition to serving as Beth El’s Rabbi, Rabbi Kornsgold serves as the Secretary of the Rabbinical Assembly (the international association of Conservative rabbis) as well as a member of its Administrative Committee, Executive Council and Chair of its Social Justice Commission. Rabbi Kornsgold is a Past President of the New Jersey Region of the Rabbinical Assembly, served as Chair of the International Resolutions Committee for five years and has been a member of numerous Rabbinical Assembly committees over the years.
Rabbi Kornsgold currently serves as a member of the New Jersey State Cemetery Board, the National Council of AIPAC (the American Israel Public Affairs Committee), the National Rabbinic Council of State of Israel Bonds, the Board of Directors of MERCAZ and the Board of Directors of the Masorti Foundation.
He is on the Board of Religious Ministries at the Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center and is on the Board of Trustees of the Central Jersey Chapter of the American Jewish Committee.
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