Senior Rabbi and Lead Guide.
Rabbi Jamie Korngold serves as the spiritual leader of Adventure Judaism. Rabbi Korngold received her ordination from Hebrew Union College- Jewish Institute of Religion, the academic, spiritual and professional development center for Reform Judaism, where she also received her Masters in Hebrew Letters. Her undergraduate degree (B.S. Forestry) is from Cornell University, Ithaca NY. She is nationally recognized for her innovative work combining religion and nature.
Rabbi Jamie Korngold is the author of 11 books including God in the Wilderness (Doubleday 2008), The God Upgrade: Finding Your 21st-Century Spirituality in Judaism’s 5,000-Year-Old Tradition (Jewish Lights, April 2011), which was named one of the ten best religions books of the year by Publisher’s Weekly, and the Sadie series (Kar-Ben.)
A favorite of the media, she has been featured by Good Morning America, USA Today, CBS, CNN, NPR, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Ski as well as many other outlets.
Rabbi Korngold is an athlete and a scholar. She completed the Leadville Trail 100, a hundred-mile running race, in less than thirty hours and was ranked fourth in the nation for telemark mogul skiing.
Her eclectic path includes such adventures as working as a street musician in Japan, a taxi driver in Alaska and a cook on board a boat in Alaska helping with the Exxon Valdez oil spill cleanup.
Rabbi Korngold is best known for her ability to make Judaism relevant, meaningful, and accessible and therefore opening the doors back to Judaism for thousands of disenfranchised Jews. Through her nature-based approach to religion, she is able to bridge the gap between scientific thought and religion, healing a fissure that often disrupts spiritual paths.
She lives in Boulder, Colorado, with her two daughters Sadie and Ori.
Rabbi Lynne Goldsmith of Adventure Judaism
Rabbi Lynne Goldsmith moved to Boulder County from Alabama. She is Thrilled to be in Colorado. Recently retired from ten years’ service as a pulpit rabbi, there were some aspects of the rabbinate she wanted to continue. These include working with couples as they prepare for their weddings, helping to prepare students for B’Mitzvah, and working with conversion candidates.
Rabbi Goldsmith served Temple Emanu-el in Dothan, AL as solo rabbi from her ordination at HUC-JIR/Cincinnati in June of 2007 until her retirement in June of 2017. She believes passionately in Jewish education for all ages, and was very active in the larger Dothan community especially working to build interfaith relationships.
Rabbi Goldsmith is married to Rob Goldsmith, and they live in Broomfield, CO. She and Rob have two sons, Daniel who remains in Alabama, and Michael who lives in Colorado, along with his wife and the most adorable granddaughter ever.
Rabbi Alan Shavit-Lonstein of Adventure Judaism
Rabbi Alan Shavit-Lonstein recently moved to Boulder, and is excited by the hiking, biking and mountain air. He is a teacher who strives to make learning accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds, and an officiant who works to build meaningful, authentic ceremonies. As part of the Adventure Judaism team, Rabbi Alan provides B’Mitzvah and conversion education, premarital counseling, and conducts weddings.
Prior to moving to Boulder, Rabbi Alan lived in St Paul, MN, where he was founding director of By The Rivers: A Multi-Faith Learning and Lifecycle Center; was a staff member at Hineni: A Center for Adult Jewish Learning and Contemplative Practices, and a member of the Interfaith Family Network.
Rabbi Alan also served as a pulpit rabbi at Temple of Aaron in St. Paul, MN, and Tri-City Jewish Center in the Quad Cities of Illinois and Iowa.
When he is not serving the community as a rabbi, you can find him managing the Genius team at the Apple Store in the Twenty Ninth Street mall, repairing relationships, iPhones and computers.
He and his wife Becky are blessed with three children, Noa, Naveh and Naomi.