Rabbi Samantha Kahn Senior Associate Rabbi
For over a decade, Rabbi Samantha (Orshan) Kahn has instilled Jewish excitement and provided guidance, offered counsel and uncovered Jewish passions for adolescents, adults, couples and families exploring their Jewish identities. Rabbi Kahn is an experienced preacher, facilitator, innovative programmer and educator. Most recently she served as the rabbi of Temple Sinai in Sarasota, Florida, and before that served as the San Francisco Bay Area Director for Interfaith Family, the premier resource supporting interfaith families exploring Jewish life. Rabbi Samantha Kahn also served as the Assistant Rabbi of Congregation Emanu El, in Houston, TX, where she was nicknamed the ‘Chief Engagement Officer’ for her warm presence and ability to create meaningful connections.
Rabbi Kahn, a native of Miami, received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Florida. She earned rabbinic ordination in May, 2011 from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Los Angeles. There she also received a Master of Arts in Jewish Nonprofit Management, Masters of Hebrew Letters and a Certificate in Jewish Communal Service. Rabbi Kahn is overjoyed to be returning to South Florida. She will be joining the community with her husband Matt and her two kids, Roey and Stella Mae.