Our Rabbi

Rabbi David Kominsky serves as spiritual leader of Temple Beth Israel in Plattsburgh, New York. A graduate of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College he has worked with congregations from the Reform, Reconstructionist and Conservative movements, as well as a number of unaffiliated congregations.


Striving to translate Judaism’s ancient traditions into meaningful forms for 21st Century America, Rabbi David encourages active engagement with the tradition and wrestling with it. Whether encountering the text in Hebrew or English, he invites those he serves to seek their own meanings within the words of Torah, while offering his interpretations as one possibility among many.


After spending most of their adult life in Portland, Oregon, Rabbi David and his wife Eva arrived in Plattsburgh in the summer of 2017 along with their two cats. In his spare time he may be found knitting and crocheting or practicing nature photography.

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