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Congregation Or Shalom
835 Darby Paoli Road
Berwyn, PA 19312
Tel: 610-644-9086
office@orshalom.com

Contacts

Rabbi:
Kami Knapp

President:
Andrew Levin

Education Director:
Larisa Averbakh

Office Manager:
Lauren Porter

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Rabbi Kami Knapp

Rabbi Kami Knapp is a Seattle native who moved to the Philadelphia area to pursue rabbinical studies at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (RRC). Before her Rabbinic Ordination in 2017, Rabbi Kami earned a
BA in International Studies from Seattle University and a MA in International Studies and Diplomacy from the University of London School of Oriental and African Studies.
Prior to attending the RRC she was an active Jewish leader and teacher in Seattle and London for ten years. While at the RRC she served as an education director, chaplain, and student rabbi. During her studies in Israel, at the Conservative Yeshiva, she discovered her passion for the Zohar and Kabbalah. Over the last four years, Rabbi Kami has focused her work on finding inspiration within Jewish tradition to craft creative and relevant rituals for people’s lives. She bases her rabbinate on cultivating and deepening relationships by facilitating a deep study of Torah, meaningful Jewish practice, and empathetic pastoral care. Rabbi Kami is committed to the empowerment of lay leadership and accompanying others in their growth along their Jewish journeys. Rabbi Kami is an active member of the BLJ (Brannon Loraé Johnson) Community Rowing Club where she is an avid rower. Additionally, she finds joy in caring for her beloved dog, Kauzee.
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