Rabbi Karen was ordained in January 2017 after studying through the Jewish Spiritual Leadership Institute. Her studies included training in 'Rabbinic Law, Liturgy and Rituals'. As a member of Union of Jewish Universalist Communities (UJUC), she embraces the doctrines of Jewish Universalism including encouraging 'Interfaith families and all people to participate in our Jewish worship and rituals.'
Rabbi Karen is the rabbi at The Atrium Assisted Living in Boca Raton. She leads Shabbat Service, counsels residents and families. Additionally, Rabbi Karen is a rabbi at SimShalom Online Synagogue, a Jewish Universalist online synagogue, leading weeknight Ma'ariv services. She is available for your Jewish, interfaith and same-sex spiritual needs.
Rabbi Karen graduated from Queens College in Flushing NY with an MS in Ed in History/Secondary Education. She taught Social Studies in Secondary Schools in private and public education, for 32 years in New York City Metropolitan area. She also has taught children and adults in various Jewish Synagogue Schools in the New York area and in South Florida, for over 18 years. Subjects included Hebrew (various levels), Jewish Ethics and Values,
Holidays and History of the Jewish People She and her husband currently reside in South Florida.
Rabbi Karen has served as a board member of several synagogues and a director on the Jewish Council of Yonkers. She was co-chair of the Scholarship Committee at JCY. Rabbi Karen has served as a Director at Tree of Life Chaverim in Lake Worth, Florida.