Temple B’nai Jacob of Wellington welcomes Rabbi Dan Krimsky as its new rabbi and education director beginning Aug. 1.
The temple board is pleased to welcome Krimsky to the TBJ family as spiritual leader, conducting services and taking an active role in the growth of the congregation. He will also take on the important role of education director, reviewing the curriculum, managing the school, teaching students and getting to know the children. As education director, he will also facilitate adult education classes.
A native of New York, Krimsky found his love of Judaism at an early age, convincing his parents to let him go off to Israel to study while still a teenager. He is yeshiva-educated, receiving his bachelor’s degree in Talmudic studies and his master’s degree and rabbinic ordination from the College of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem, and a master’s degree in educational leadership from Bellevue University.
Krimsky served as associate/youth rabbi at Temple Menorah of Miami Beach, where he also directed the religious school and taught for the Florence Melton Adult Mini-School. Most recently, he served as rabbi of the Jewish Congregation of Venice, in Venice, Florida. He has served as a chaplain, pastoral counselor, education director and youth group director. He considers himself “flexidoxy,” having formal studies in the Orthodox movement, but coming to realize that each situation must be considered on its own merits and believing that the Conservative movement has an appropriate balance.
Krimsky is married to his wife Rachel, and they have two sons named Avi and Ezra, who will be attending the Arthur I. Meyer Jewish Prep School in Palm Beach Gardens.
Temple B’nai Jacob of Wellington is a Conservative synagogue that seeks to inspire each member to become more deeply connected to his or her Jewish identity by providing relevant worship experiences, lifelong educational experiences, opportunities for social action and a connection to Jewish culture. For more info., call (561) 793-4347 or visit www.templebnaijacob.com.