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 Colorado 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. One of those is working with couples as they prepare their wedding. “What a joy,” she explains, “To partner with couples beginning a lifetime together to create a meaningful wedding celebration.”
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. Lynne believes passionately in Jewish education for all ages. She was also active in the community, especially in inter-faith relations. She served on the boards of the local women’s shelter, the board of Catholic social services, and on the Ecumenical Council, a multi-faith organization dedicated to erasing poverty in the Dothan area.
Rabbi Goldsmith is married to Rob Goldsmith, and they live in Broomfield, CO. She is looking forward to getting involved in the Boulder Jewish community and spending time with her granddaughter and son and daughter in law who also live in Colorado.
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.
Rabbi Alan works with the Adventure Judasim congregation to provide conversion educaiton, premarital counsling and weddings
He lived most recently 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.
For two years, he was rabbi of the Tri-City Jewish Center, in the Quad Cities of Illinois and Iowa. He was then the rabbi at Temple of Aaron, St. Paul, MN from 2002 to 2014.
Rabbi Alan currently works helping manage 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.