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Rescinded Reform Rabbi Keren ...
Rescinded Reform Rabbi Keren Alpert (L), and Reform Rabbi Daniel Sime (R) on Rosh Hashana. She was too busy to take the distance-learning course and they ordained her anyway, and then, what a shanda.
Rescinded Reform Rabbi Keren Alpert (L), and Reform Rabbi Daniel Sime (R) on Rosh Hashana.
Keren Alpert, a Reform rabbi at Temple Beth El in Bloomfield Hills, Detroit, was forced to resigned after temple officials said she admitted to deceiving them about her rabbinical credentials, the Detroit News reported.
Alpert's resignation was "sadly accepted," board president Raymond Rosenfeld the congregation in a letter.
"In recent days, Keren
admitted that over the past five years she was not truthful with the clergy, leadership and congregation," Rosenfeld wrote last Thursday.
Rosenfeld said Alpert became a rabbinic associate in 2008 at the temple, then agreed to enroll in a distance learning-program afterward and celebrated her ordination in 2012.
But, according to Rosenfeld, Alpert
never enrolled in that distance learning.
And yet Reform Rabbi Keren Alpert, apparently, didn't even get that much Jewish education.
Temple Beth El, Bloomfield Hills, MI - Staff
Keren Packman Alpert, Rabbi
Temple Beth El, Bloomfield Hills, MI - Our Rabbis
Keren Packman Alpert
Temple Beth Elâ€™s Rabbi, Keren Packman Alpert, has been working for Temple Beth El since 2004, first as the Education Director, and now as the Rabbi.
Keren also continues to be the Monday night School principal.
In addition, Keren is a regular instructor both for the Templeâ€™s adult education classes, particularly the popular Lunch and Learn and Lunar Learn programs, and some adult Hebrew classes.
is also proud of her
role as instructor for the Florence A. Melton Adult Mini-School
Before becoming education director At Temple Beth El, Keren, a Grosse Pointe Farms resident, she most recently served the Grosse Pointe Jewish Council, where she established a post Bâ€™nai Mitzvah program, chanted Torah for services, coordinated and conducted early family services and served as guest cantorial soloist.
Prior to her move to Grosse Pointe Farms, Keren served the Union for Reform Judaism as the Regional Educator for the Southwest Council (Texas, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas and western Tennessee).
She served as a consultant for the regionâ€™s Reform congregations, conducting site visits, making recommendations, helping train teachers and providing assistance in curriculum, materials and pedagogic approaches.
She was also a facilitator of online education courses for teachers.
During this time, she
authored two books for the UAHC
, The Role of Temple Boards
in Congregational Education and Rethinking Jewish Education: The Role of the Education Committee
Keren is a former education and youth director of Temple Bâ€™nai Israel in Oklahoma City.
The temple has an intercongregational religious school with the local Conservative congregation.
As education director, she was actively involved in teacher supervision and training and focused a great deal of energy in family programming and curriculum review.
also managed two Hebrew tracks, Conservative and Reform.
has had a long affiliation with Greene Family Camp
of Bruceville, Texas, the Reform Jewish camp for her
has served as songleader, camper, counselor and senior staff member; It was at Greene Family Camp
first met her
husband of 24 years, Ted, when they were both campers.
Temple Beth El, Bloomfield Hills, MI - Contact Us
Rabbi Keren Alpert, ext. 3141 - Direct 248-865-0604
Temple Beth El, Bloomfield Hills, MI - Temple Beth El Executive Committee
RABBI KEREN PACKMAN ALPERT