Rabbi Andy Koren
Rabbi Andy Koren came to Greensboro in 2003 with his wife Michal and their children Avishai and Shiri. As Temple Emanuel’s Associate Rabbi and Director of Religious Education, Rabbi Koren directs many programs which have impacted a generation of our community’s youth. He currently sits on the Board of the Children’s Home Society of North Carolina. Rabbi Koren has led numerous trips to Washington, DC over the years. He has traveled with dozens of teens to the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism’s annual L’Taken Social Justice Seminar, bringing them to our nation’s capital to learn about public policy issues, Jewish values, and the importance of advocacy.
Throughout his nearly 30-year career, Rabbi Koren has lent his voice to some of the most critical social justice and civil rights concerns of our times. He has also been the Co-chair of the Greensboro Faith Leaders’ Council (2014-present), convening monthly gatherings of leaders from across the religious spectrum to work on key issues facing our city, region, and state.
Rabbi Koren is a native of North Miami, Florida, a graduate of Tufts University (1988), and was ordained from the Hebrew Union College in 1993. He spent his first 10 years as a Rabbi working with college students. In the summer of 2021, Rabbi Koren will become Temple Emanuel’s Senior Rabbi.