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Rabbi Jack Moline

Rabbi Jack MolineGreetings! I am Rabbi Emeritus Jack Moline, a title I earned after almost 27 years as the Rabbi of Agudas Achim Congregation. Before arriving in Alexandria, I served congregations in Danbury, CT, and, as a student, in Jerusalem and Northridge, CA. I was ordained in 1982 by the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, attending campuses in Los Angeles and Jerusalem.  I now work outside the synagogue world.

I am a graduate of Northwestern University, and I have served as Director of Youth Activities for Seaboard Region of United Synagogue and interim director of the Hillel Foundation at the University of Virginia.  In 2011, JTS awarded me an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree.

I am extremely proud to have spent most of my adult years in the Agudas Achim community.  During my tenure, our congregation grew in both number of members and depth of caring – caring about each other, about Jewish life and about the larger community.  We became a go-to congregation for almost every aspect of Conservative Judaism thanks to extraordinary members, excellent staff and a spirit of spiritual adventure.

During my years at Agudas Achim I was privileged to serve in leadership roles in a number of Jewish and interfaith organizations, as well as representing our community to government officials of the United States, Israel and a number of other countries.

After 35 years as a pulpit rabbi, I am very glad to have a rabbi of my own – Rabbi Steven Rein.  My role as Emeritus will be to support him in his rabbinate and to be an active presence in the congregation I love.