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Rabbi David Kornberg, Senior Rabbi
Rabbi Kornberg has been a part of the Beth Am family since 1999 when he joined us as Assistant Rabbi. Over the years, he has helped us plant the seeds for a strong, growing and learned community.Before coming back to San Diego, Rabbi Kornberg had the opportunity to touch many lives as a Hospital Chaplain and Director of Chaplaincy for the Jewish Federation of Middlesex County in New Jersey. Now, as Senior Rabbi, he brings those skills, among others, and a passion for Jewish learning to our Beth Am community.

Rabbi Kornberg is a Past President of the San Diego Rabbinical Association and currently serves as Chaplain for the San Diego Police Department.  Rabbi Kornberg earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Jewish Studies from UCSD and received his rabbinic ordination from New York’s Jewish Theological Seminary. He lives in Carmel Valley with his wife, Debbie, and his two children, Michael and Rachel.

Contact: rabbik@betham.com

Rabbi Earne, Associate Rabbi
Rabbi Earne joined our community in 2010 as Associate Rabbi, bringing tremendous energy and ruach to Beth Am. He earned his BA at Cornell University and his MA in Education from the University of Judaism. Rabbi Earne’s rabbinic ordination was from New York’s Jewish Theological Seminary. As Associate Rabbi, Rabbi Earne focuses on Israel, social action, and leads our centers for learning: the Preschool, Jewish Learning Center, and Center for Lifelong Jewish Learning.

Rabbi Earne lives in Carmel Valley with his wife, Elizabeth, and their two children, Jonah and Gabriella. They feel very fortunate to raise their family in the kind and nurturing community of Congregation Beth Am.

Contact: rabbie@betham.com

Elisheva Edelson is an internationally acclaimed musician who has performed Jewish music from a young age. Originally from Monterrey, Mexico, she has performed all over the world in Yiddish, Hebrew, Ladino, English and Spanish. Elisheva graduated from the Yiddish-Hebrew Teachers Seminar in Mexico City and has taught Jewish history and music, Yiddish and Hebrew. Her teaching excellence has earned her the Advanced Pedagogic Award from the San Diego Agency of Jewish Education and the nationally prestigious Grinspoon-Steinhardt Award for Excellence in Education. In addition, she has been designated a Feinstein Fellow for Jewish History in America. Elisheva is a religious instructor and Coordinator of Religious Programming at Congregation Beth Am.

Contact: elisheva@betham.com