Rabbi Kleinman is a fantastic addition to the beit din for this program as she pledges allegiance to neither team latke nor team hamentashen, as she is a lifelong supporter of team cheese – that is, the Green Bay Packers. A Wisconsin native, she is delighted to be in another area of the Midwest commonly defined by its cuisine.
She and her husband, also Rabbi Kleinman, were ordained by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, another city with a namesake food. Rabbi Monica is the new director of Lifelong Learning at Congregation Beth Torah, and Rabbi Jon serves as a chaplain for Vitas Healthcare. They share an appetite for learning as well as serving the Jewish people.