The New Shul

FAQs / I have heard that The New Shul is led by a husband/wife rabbi team. How does that work?

Our rabbis are Michael Wasserman and Elana Kanter, who have been married to each other since 1984.  They founded the shul together in 2002.  Before that Rabbi Wasserman had been a congregational rabbi in the Conservative movement for 11 years, and Rabbi Kanter had worked mainly in Jewish Day School Education.  Rabbi Wasserman is full-time at the shul.  In addition to doing what rabbis usually do, he handles most of the day-to-day administration.  Rabbi Kanter is part-time at the shul, and spends most of the rest of her time running The Women’s Jewish Learning Center, which she founded in 2010.  On Shabbat mornings, they lead The New Shul services together.