Rabbi Edward S. Boraz, Ph.D.
Rabbi joined Mt. Sinai Congregation in July, 2018. Formerly he was the Rabbi for the Upper Valley Jewish Community in Hanover, NH, as well as serving Dartmouth College as the Rabbi for Hillel on Campus for twenty years. He brings a deep commitment to all aspects of Jewish learning, be it text oriented or experiential, such as through prayer or working together performing works of g’milut hasadim, acts of loving-kindness.
His commitment extends from children in our religious school to adult education. Rabbi teaches Hebrew and prepares students for their Bar and Bat Mitzvah as well as instructing confirmation classes for post Bar and Bat Mitzvah students.
Two courses for adults are ongoing: “Judaism: A Fresh Look at Old Stuff” as well as “Siddur Fluency, Keva (learning the prayers of our Mishkan T’philah) and Kavanah “(how can prayer inspire and ennoble the heart.)
Rabbi is available for pastoral counselling, as well as teaching individually. He may be reached at email@example.com, and at Mt. Sinai Congregation, 1-715-675-2560, or his cell 1-603-448-8533.
Cantorial Soloist Melanie Kuolt
Melanie Kuolt, born in West Allis, WI, joined Congregation Mount Sinai in 2012 as their Cantorial Soloist. Previously, she served various religious communities in the Milwaukee and Madison area. She has experience in leading traditional Reform niggunim, and as as attendee at Union for Reform Judaism’s premier song leader workshop, Hava Nashira, she also strives to bring new music from URJ’s finest innovators and composers.
Melanie studied Vocal Performance at the University of Wisconsin-Madison under Ilona Kombrink. She currently lives in Stevens Point with her wife, Lorie and their Jack Russell Terrier, Lucy.
Melanie can be reached at her email of:
Administrative Assistant: Kellie Messman
Kellie has worked at Mt. Sinai Congregation since 2014. She lives in Wausau with her husband and three children. Being actively involved in Wausau is important to her, as evidenced in her volunteering activities in the schools, the Girl Scouts, her church, as well as the broader community. She describes the members at Mt Sinai as “warm and welcoming” and she enjoys her employment very much. Family relationships are most important to her and she includes the members of the Mt Sinai congregation as part of her family as well.
We are fortunate to have her working with us!
Kellie can be contacted at her email of:
Custodian Ken Bisgrove