Anshai Lebowitz has new rabbi


MEQUON – Congregation Anshai Lebowitz has hired Rabbi David Korngold, Esq. of Long Island, New York, to be its new spiritual leader.

Also a lawyer with 11 years in public and private practice, most recently as the head of his own firm  in New York, Korngold is an ordained rabbi, experienced cantor and a Torah reader. He is a licensed mediator and conflict negotiator, and is adept at teaching Hebrew and b’nei mitzvah classes, according to a news release.

David Korngold

“In my opinion, a Rabbi’s most important mission is to work closely with the congregation, the board, and lay leaders and, together, focus on growing the membership and the community,” Korngold said. “Stylistically, I believe in developing a personal and authentic relationship with each and every participant, teaching meaningful spirituality that emphasizes kindness and compassion.”

Korngold began his duties Feb. 16 with Shabbat services and a welcome dinner. His wife, Valerie Korngold, and three children will relocate when the current school semester ends.

Congregation Anshai Lebowitz, 2415 W. Mequon Road, practices modern orthodoxy with an inclusive approach. Sabbath services begin at 9:45 a.m. every Saturday. All are welcome. The co-presidents are Ruth Ann Guthmann and Maggi Treager.