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About Rabbi Jamie Korngold

God in the Wilderness The God Upgrade Sadie and the Sukkah Breakfast

Rabbi Jamie Korngold is the author of the best-selling book God in the Wilderness (Doubleday 2008), which is now in its third printing.

Her books include:

The God Upgrade: Finding Your 21st-Century Spirituality in Judaism’s 5,000-Year-Old Tradition
(Jewish Lights, April 2011)

Sadie and the Sukkah Breakfast (Kar-Ben, July 2011)

Sadie and the Big Mountain (Kar-Ben, 2012)

Sadie and the Super Shamus (Kar-Ben, 2012)

Sadie and the Desert Passover (Kar-Ben, 2013)

Rabbi Jamie KorngoldRabbi Korngold is an ordained Reform rabbi and the founder and executive director
of the Adventure Rabbi Program, based in Boulder, Colorado. She is nationally
recognized for her innovative work combining religion and nature, as well as
for her cutting-edge use of technology.

A favorite of the media, she has been featured by Good Morning America,
National Geographic, NPR, the New York Times, Wall Street
Ski as well as many other outlets.

Rabbi Korngold is an athlete and a scholar. She completed the Leadville Trail
100, a hundred-mile running race, in less than thirty hours and was ranked fourth
in the nation for telemark mogul skiing. She is a graduate of Cornell University’s
natural resources program and received her masters and ordination from Hebrew
Union College.

Rabbi Korngold is best known for her ability to make Judaism relevant, meaningful,
and accessible and therefore opening the doors back to Judaism for thousands
of disenfranchised Jews. Through her nature-based approach to religion, she
is able to bridge the gap between scientific thought and religion, healing a
fissure that often disrupts spiritual paths.

She lives in Boulder, Colorado, with her husband and two daughters.

Find her at:

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  • This week I attended the Conversation October 26, 2015
    This week I attended the Conversation, a conference in Baltimore Maryland hosted by the Jewish Week.Each year 54 Jewish thought leaders from a variety of fields including high tech, media, law, entertainment, politics and education are invited to gather for three days of conversation to talk about the future of Jewish life in this country and explore what it […]
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  • Adventure Rabbi - Aug 28 Sermon - Honor Thy Father and Mother August 29, 2015
    Watch Rabbi Jamie Korngold discuss the commandment, "Honor thy father and mother," during the Adventure Rabbi Shabbat service on top of Flagstaff mountain, above Boulder, Colorado. […]
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  • Slow Down Summer - Tips from Rabbi Jamie Korngold August 5, 2015
    Do you ever feel that summer is going to quickly?Do you ever worry that September will arrive before you have really truly felt like you had time for summer?If so, here are some tips to make the most of summer, even if you have limited time:1. Brainstorm.First make a list of your favorite quintessential summer activities. Add some highlight activities, for e […]
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  • What my Kids Know about Passover March 17, 2015
    Jodie Books just did a quick blog post about the Seder in the Desert book, by Jamie Korngold, photos by Jeff Finkelstein: day  my husband Jeff and I were playing the word association game with our children. You know the one: I say “birthday,” then you say “party,” then the next person says “cake,”the ne […]
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  • Voice of Israel Interview February 3, 2015
    'Adventure Rabbi' Jamie Korngold explains how integrating spirituality and the outdoors into Jewish teachings is the answer to making Judaism relevant and more meaningful. Listen to how she breaks down barriers to reach and teach teenagers about Judaism.Caption: 'Adventure Rabbi' Jamie Korngold with program participants.Listen to the Full […]
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