Rabbi Lynne Goldsmith earned a BA in History at Marietta College, and an MA in History from the University of Kentucky. After 20 years working in not for profit accounting, she decided to enter the seminary to become a rabbi and entered Hebrew Union College, earning ordination and an MAHL in 2007. Rabbi Goldsmith was the solo rabbi at Temple Emanu-el in Dothan, Alabama for ten years. While there she was active in the Interfaith community, and was on the boards of both the House of Ruth and Catholic Social Services. She is passionate about Jewish education for both the young and not so young. When she retired in 2017, she was named Rabbi Emerita.Rabbi Goldsmith and her husband Rob have two adult sons, Michael and Daniel. They retired to Colorado to be closer to one of their sons, daughter-in-law and the most adorable granddaughter ever. However, Rabbi Goldsmith has been working part-time since they moved and is delighted to be serving Or Hadash as a part-time rabbi. The collaboration with the other clergy and the relationship with the Or Hadash community has been a wonderful experience.
Natalie began with us as a lay leader in 2003, and became our cantorial soloist when Rabbi Ted Stainman was hired as our first rabbi. She has had private voice training, and her lovely voice and musical interpretations have been enhanced by attendance at the URJ Olin Sang Ruby Union Institute’s Hava Nashira and Had’rachah programs. She has also furthered her Jewish education by completing a Darshan Yeshiva program.
Natialie earned her bachelor’s degree at Douglass College and a master’s degree in library science at Rutgers University. In 2010 she became a registered health information technologist. She works as the senior health information manager at Columbine Health Systems and is the health information manager at Centre Avenue Health and Rehabilitation. She has two children, Miriam and Noah. We are delighted that Natalie shares her joy of music in prayer with us at most services.
Alyssa Feigelson is a Rabbinic student from the San Francisco Bay Area in California. She grew up attending the Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School, and still attends Peninsula Temple Beth El, where she became a Bat Mitzvah in 2012 and briefly worked as an administrative assistant in 2019. She graduated Reed College with a B.A. in History this past spring in May of 2021. At Reed she was the president of the Jewish Student Union and liaison to the Chabad on Campus and the Portland Hillel. She wrote her undergraduate thesis, Sourdough Challah, on the foundation of Reform Judaism in the San Francisco Bay Area and how Jewish women helped the movement take root. She is most proud of her work for Shalom Bayit, a Jewish nonprofit serving survivors of domestic violence in the Bay Area. She has over fifteen years of experience in various choirs and a capella groups and has played guitar for fourteen years. She is passionate about Jewish women’s studies, Jewish-American history, knitting, and music. She is delighted to serve the Jewish community at Temple Or Hadash!