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Rabbi Aaron Finkelstein

Rabbi Aaron Finkelstein was the founding Rabbi of Prospect Heights Shul in Brooklyn, New York, subsequently served as Assistant Rabbi at Congregation Sherith Israel in Nashville, Tennessee, and was chair of the Nashville Board of Rabbis. Before coming to ASBI, he was Middle School Rabbi at Milken Community School in Los Angeles, serving in that role to gather students, families, faculty, and administrators around a shared vision for Jewish life and learning. He received semikha from Yeshivat Chovevei Torah in 2011. Originally from Berkeley, Rabbi Finkelstein graduated from
Washington University in St. Louis with a BA in Political Science
as well as in Jewish and Near Eastern Studies.

Rabbi Finkelstein was a 2015–2016 fellow in Yeshiva University’s certificate program in Experiential Jewish Education, and taught Judaic Studies at both Hannah Senesh Community Day School in Brooklyn and Akiva School in Nashville. In addition to hobbies like basketball and running, Rabbi Finkelstein is an avid cook and baker, and loves to host meals with his wife Julie. He is also a proud Abba to their daughters Yara and Amalya.



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  • Immediate Past President: Linda Saiger
  • VP - Fundraising & Development: Isabel Singer
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