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ADATH JESHURUN CLERGY

DAVID A. LIPP,
Hazzan 
 
 
ROBERT B. SLOSBERG,
Rabbi Emeritus
 
 
 
í Cantor Lipp
David A. Lipp came to Congregation Adath Jeshurun as Hazzan in 1994. He has established a reputation as an inspiring leader of worship and transmitter of Jewish musical tradition, ancient to contemporary. Cantor Lipp is serving as the spiritual leader of congregation.
 
He currently leads worship services, prepares youth for bar and bat mitzvah, teaches synagogue skills to children and adults, co-officiates at life-cycle events, does pastoral work, and directs the Adath Jeshurun Adult Choir. Cantor Lipp also teaches in the Louisville Melton program and other adult education classes, sings in concerts, and frequently represents the Jewish community at interfaith events. He was the featured soloist for one of Louisville's finest volunteer choruses, Voces Novae, on their first CD, Soul of the Synagogue. Cantor Lipp is a past president of the Cantors Assembly.
 
He was born in Madison, Wisconsin, and grew up in Jerusalem, Haifa, and Minneapolis. Before embarking on his current career, Cantor Lipp was an actor performing in local and regional theater in the Midwest. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Minnesota, and earned a Master of Sacred Music degree from the Cantors Institute of the Jewish Theological Seminary. He was recently awarded an honorary Doctorate of Music from that institution.
 
He is married to Rabbi Laura Metzger, and they are the parents of a daughter, Natania.
í Rabbi Slosberg
Rabbi Robert B. Slosberg has served as a spiritual leader of Congregation Adath Jeshurun in Louisville, Kentucky, since his rabbinic ordination in 1981. He quickly became involved in a wide variety of local and national organizations. He is a founding member of the Louisville AIPAC (American-Israel Public Affairs Committee) Council and has instituted innovative services and programs to involve all ages in congregational life. 
 
He enjoys teaching both children and adults. Rabbi Slosberg continues to involve the membership in various social action programs to benefit the community. He works closely with interfaith couples and frequently counsels members and non-members in times of need. In recent years, Rabbi Slosberg has helped spearhead an expansion of programming and played a major role in Adath Jeshurun’s successful four-million dollar building renovation campaign.  Among the Rabbi’s many Louisville social action accomplishments are helping Unity Temple when it was experiencing financial problems, to raise over $144,000, and raising the funds to reunite a Sudanese refugee with his wife and daughter who were trapped in Sudan.  
 
In 2012, Rabbi Slosberg was appointed the national chairman of the Masorti Rabbinic Cabinet.  He also serves on the board of the National Council of Synagogues, a national Jewish Interfaith organization.  From 2008 until 2012, Rabbi Slosberg was a driving force as chairman of Conservative Judaism's Outreach to Interfaith Couples Committee.  Rabbi Slosberg is also a past Chairman of the Board of the Seminary's Albert A. List College in New York. 
 
Rabbi Slosberg is a fervent supporter of the State of Israel, having led over 25 missions to Israel, and has served on several national organizations benefiting the State of Israel.   A cum laude graduate of Columbia University, Rabbi Slosberg also earned a BA, MA, Rabbinic Ordination, and an honorary Doctor of Divinity from The Jewish Theological Seminary.
 
Sun, May 19 2024 11 Iyyar 5784