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 firstname.lastname@example.org, and at Mt. Sinai Congregation, 1-715-675-2560, or his cell 1-603-448-8533.
Cantorial Soloist Melanie Koult
Melanie Kuolt was born in West Allis, Wisconsin and joined The Mount Sinai Congregation in 2012 as their Cantorial Soloist. She has served various religious communities in both the Milwaukee and Madison areas. As an attendee at the Union for Reform Judaism’s premier song leader workshop, Hava Nashira, she has gained experience in leading traditional Reform niggunim, and always strives to bring back new music from URJ’s finest innovators and composers.
Melanie studied Vocal Performance at the University of Wisconsin in Madison under Ilona Kombrink. She currently lives in Stevens Point with her wife, Lorie and their Jack Russell Terrier, Lucy.
She can be reached at the email of email@example.com
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 are part of her family as well.
We are fortunate to have her working with us!
Custodian Ken Bisgrove