Sarah Harlan

Sarah Harlan

Sarah grew up in Pittsburgh where she was a regular Torah reader at Congregation Beth El and attended SAJS, the School for Advanced Jewish Studies through 12th grade.  She earned her undergraduate degree in Human Biology with a concentration in Health Policy from Stanford University and her Masters Degree in Public Health in Health Services Management from UCLA.  She taught Religious School and Hebrew School at The Temple for 12 years and previously taught at Temple Israel in Memphis.  She is the Principal of the Chester B. Diamond Religious School at The Temple and serves on the board of the JCL, NCJW, and CenterStage and sings with Shir Chadash.  She and her husband, Mike, have three children, Jennifer, Sadie, and Joseph. In her spare time you’ll usually find her with a book or cooking or baking in the kitchen.

Allison Feit

Allison Feit

Allison Feit is a third year dental student at the University of Louisville.  After growing up in Saint Louis, Missouri, she then attended Emory University in Atlanta to pursue degrees in Biology and Mathematics. She is an adviser for BBYO and enjoyed teaching Jews in Sports in its inaugural year.

Jai Husband

Jai Husband is an award-winning Animator who has worked for Walt Disney Feature Animation, BET and most recently as the Senior Animation Director for Cartoon Network’s Turner Studios in Atlanta, Georgia before moving to Louisville. Mr. Husband has taught and produced student-based animation projects in China, New Zealand and the US, and those projects have been screened at multiple film festivals and broadcast on national television.

David Lipp

Cantor David Lipp

Cantor Lipp was born in Madison, Wisconsin, and grew up in Jerusalem, Haifa, and Minneapolis. Before embarking on a career as a cantor, David Lipp was an actor performing in local and regional theatre and musical comedy in the Midwest. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Minnesota and received a Masters of Sacred Music degree from the Cantors Institute of the Jewish Theological Seminary. Cantor Lipp is married to Rabbi Laura Metzger and they are the parents of a daughter, Natania.

Matthew Derrenbacher

Matthew Derrenbacher

Matthew Derrenbacher is originally from Sodus, New York. Matthew graduated from Nazareth College with a BA in Religious Studies in 2014, and is currently finishing a MDiv degree at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, with a focus on Hebrew Bible and Biblical languages. Matthew currently serves as Rabbi Rooks and Rapport’s Rabbinic Assistant, and hopes to one day become a rabbi himself. 

Bonnie McCullagh

Bonnie grew up in southern Kentucky and attended Western Kentucky University, double majoring in biology and history. This was followed by a Master of Science degree in Biological Sciences at the University of Manitoba in Canada. Since moving to Louisville in 2015, Bonnie has been very involved at The Temple and the local Jewish community. When not at work or synagogue, she’s normally found with a stack of comic books or a knitting project.

Stanley Miles

Rabbi Stanley Miles

Rabbi Stanley R. Miles was born and grew up in Terre Haute, Indiana. After spending the summer after becoming Bar Mitzvah at GUCI, he knew he wanted to be a rabbi.  Rabbi Miles graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington. He began his Louisville connection by becoming friends with two AEPi fraternity brothers from here. He eventually met Sheilah Abramson, a local girl, and their marriage and his eventual enrollment at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, OH further solidified his roots in Louisville.  Rabbi Miles received his rabbinic ordination from HUC-JIR in 1975, and was conferred the degree of Doctor of Divinity (DD) in 2000. He is the current president of the Louisville Board of Rabbis and Cantors and past-President of Great Lakes-Ohio Valley Association of Reform Rabbis (GLOVARR). Stanley and Sheilah Miles have a son Seth, and a daughter Heather. Both children are married and the Miles’ have five grandchildren.  Rabbi Miles was particularly happy that one of his grandchildren, Elijah Harper, was a camper at GUCI last summer.

Anthony Minstein

Anthony Minstein has over 20 years of experience in Jewish education, most recently at the High School of Jewish Studies for the 2008 to 2010 and 2013 – 2015 academic years. Anthony also taught for 10 years at The Temple Sunday School and prior to moving to Louisville in 2001, led the formation of the religious school at Congregation Shomrei Torah in Santa Rosa, CA.  Anthony is the volunteer Jewish chaplain at the Kentucky State Reformatory and teaches Business and Management at University of California Berkeley and is an Information Management consultant. Anthony is married to Vycki Goldenberg-Minstein and together they have raised four children, all of whom attended the High School of Jewish Studies and completed B’nai Mitzvah and confirmation at The Temple.

Solange Minstein

Solange has been an active member in the Louisville Jewish community since moving with her family in 2002 including working initially as a substitute teacher for the High School of Jewish Studies. She enjoys cooking, karaoke, working with her neighborhood association and Kentuckians For The Commonwealth, and keeping up with current events.

Joe Rooks-Rapport

Rabbi Rapport has served The Temple since 1988. He received his Ph.D. in American Jewish History in 1988 from Washington University in St. Louis and a Master of Arts in History from the same University in 1986. Rabbi Rapport is a graduate of the Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati where he was ordained in June of 1984. He received his Master of Arts in Hebrew Letters from the Los Angeles campus of HUC, prior to which he spent a full year in Israel at the College’s campus in Jerusalem. In the community at large, Rabbi Rapport offers a course in Jewish philosophy at Bellarmine University and is often called upon to speak throughout the city. He was on the original planning committee for the new Rauch Planetarium in the Gheen’s Science Center. He is a member of the University of Louisville Board of Overseers, as well as being involved in various interfaith and social action activities. He is past chair of the Louisville Coalition for the Homeless, and MPOC, a diversity project of the NCCJ. Within the Jewish community, he has served as a member of the Executive Committee of the Jewish Community Federation, and as president of the Kentucky Board of Rabbis and Cantors, and is a past chair of the Community Relations Council. Nationally, he is a contributor to Reform Voices of Torah, the URJ’s Torah Study and he was the chair of the Computers and Technology Committee of the Central Conference of American Rabbis. Rabbi Rapport is married to Rabbi Gaylia R. Rooks, who is also a Senior Rabbi at The Temple. They are parents of two awesome young adults – Yael and Lev Rooks-Rapport, who is a faculty member as well.

Lev Rooks-Rapport

Lev is the son of Rabbis Gaylia Rooks and Joe Rooks Rapport. He graduated from Centre College with degrees in both history and religion. He is currently enrolled at Bellarmine University, earning his Masters in Art and Teaching.

Robert Slosberg

Rabbi Robert Slosberg

Since his ordination in 1981, Rabbi Robert B. Slosberg has been a rabbi at Congregation Adath Jeshurun.  He is particularly proud of the congregation’s recent building renovation and expansion of programs. Rabbi Slosberg has held several national leadership positions in the Conservative Movement.  Currently he is the national Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Masorti Foundation. Rabbi Slosberg was recently the national chairman of the Conservative Movement’s Keruv (Outreach) Commission, and from 2002–2006, he was the Chairman of the Board of Overseers of Albert A. List College. Rabbi Slosberg received his Bachelor of Arts Cum Laude from Columbia University with honors in history.  He additionally earned a B.A. and an M.A. degree and rabbinic ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary.  Rabbi Slosberg enjoys leading trips to Israel and taking cruises.  He is an avid Louisville Cardinals fan and enjoys following Cleveland professional sports teams.

Ariel Kronenberg

Ariel Kronenberg

Ariel was born in Argentina. His family made Aliya when he was 9. He grew up in Rishon Lezion and moved to the US with his wife Faina after his military service. They lived in NYC for 7 years and then made Louisville their home in 2004. Ariel is very involved in the Louisville Jewish community, where he now serves as a member of the JCL board. Ariel has an associate degree in Mechanical Engineering, a BS in Advertising and Marketing, and an MBA from CUNY Baruch College with CIS as his major. Ariel has three children: Emma, Gabi and Liam.

Sharon Hordes


Cantor Sharon Hordes received a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Indiana University School of Music. She received her cantorial training through a joint program established by the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and Gratz College. In June 2002, she became the first cantor to become invested through the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College.

Cantor Hordes served as cantor at Ramat Shalom in Plantation, Florida for six years. She relocated to Louisville, Kentucky — the hometown of her husband, George Schuhmann — to teach Hebrew & Judaica at Eliahu Academy. She became the cantor of KI in 2008. Her eldest daughter, Leah, attended KIP through kindergarten and is now a 6th grader at Noe Middle school. She is excited that her youngest daughter, Melody, now helps her lead Kabbalat Shabbat for the rest of the preschool every Friday morning.

In 2011, Cantor Hordes performed at Mayor Greg Fisher’s interfaith service in honor of his inauguration. Cantor Hordes recorded her debut solo album of Ladino and traditional Sephardic music, Mi Coraçon Sopira, in 2015. She and her band, Transito, have performed at a variety of venues in the greater Louisville area. Her CD is available for purchase in the Keneseth Israel Gift Galler, or through

Cantor Hordes is a member of the Cantors Assembly and serves on the board for the Women Cantors Network. She also serves on the board of the National Council of Jewish Women, Louisville section.

Michael Wolk

Keneseth Israel’s rabbi since 2012, Rabbi Michael Wolk has long considered the synagogue to be his home away from home. As the son of a cantor and the grandson of a rabbi, his exposure to synagogue life began almost in the cradle. Rabbi Wolk began his Jewish education at an early age in one of Long Island’s premier Jewish Day Schools. His college years were spent at the Joint Program between Columbia University and the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS), earning degrees in both History and Talmud & Rabbinics, as well as rabbinic ordination. Rabbi Wolk sees Judaism as an empowering religion because it gave him the ability to stand and speak in front of people with authority, and he strives to similarly empower both children and adults as a teacher and conveyor of Jewish knowledge.