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Rabbi Katie Mizrahi

rabbikatie@bnaihavurah.org
303.388.4441  Ext. 13

Rabbi Katie Mizrahi grew up in Boulder and Denver, where she developed a great love of mountains and big skies.  She graduated from Stanford University with honors in Philosophy and Religious Studies, and was ordained through the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in 2005.  After two years as a Rabbinic Fellow and Sabbatical Rabbi in New York City (B'nai Jeshurun and West End Synagogue), she served as the rabbi of Or Shalom Jewish Community in San Francisco for fifteen years.  Rabbi Katie returned to Denver in the fall of 2022, where she currently serves as the rabbi for B'nai Havurah Denver Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation.

Rabbi Katie’s approach to Judaism is musical, joyful, intellectual and inclusive.  Her spiritual practice includes drumming, singing, social justice, Torah learning, gardening, yoga, and kindness.  She lives in Centennial with her husband and their two sons. 

 

Rabbi Katie's writing and observations on Torah, current events, and more

 

Check out Rabbi Katie's latest blog post based on her sermon from last shabbat on Parashat Emor: the Ethics and Logic of Double Standards.
To read it, click here.

Check out an interview with Rabbi Katie for the Evolve podcast. To listen, click here.

"Evolve: Groundbreaking Jewish Conversations" features interviews with thought-provoking rabbis, leaders and creators about the urgent issues faced by Jewish people today. As a part of Reconstructing Judaism’s multimedia Evolve project, this podcast models respectful, sacred conversations about challenging topics.


Episode description:
Rabbi Katie Mizrahi is a Zionist who was beyond devastated by Hamas’ mass killings, rape and kidnapping on October 7th. She reaffirms Israel’s right to defend itself. And she explains why she is opposed to how Israel has conducted its war and why she joined calls for a bilateral ceasefire. She expands on this line from her essay, “But here is the heart of the matter. I am not ready to become monstrous to defend my people from monsters.” We talk about the difficulty of interpreting events and the deluge of information and making informed decisions about where one stands. She shares how B’nai Havurah Denver Reconstructionist Congregation has responded these last seven months and how Zionists and anti-Zionists still inhabit the same community. 

 

 

 

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Thu, July 25 2024 19 Tammuz 5784