Jason Kintzer is a Seattle communitarian with over 30 years of Jewish teaching experience in Tefilah, Torah, and middot. Singing is his passion and connecting Jews with their Yiddishkeit is a life goal. Jason has been leading High Holiday services and Shabbat tefilot for over 40 years. Originally from Long Beach, New York, Jason is a graduate of the Joint Program of The Jewish Theological Seminary and Columbia University. He lives in the north end of Seattle with his wife, Jane Becker and their family. He is an active member of Mercaz, and Congregation Beth Shalom. Currently, Jason is serving as the immediate past President of the Board of The Northwest Yeshiva High School.
Rabbi Lauren Kurland is the Senior Jewish Educator at Hillel UW. Previously, she served for six years as the Director of Student Engagement at the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Washington. She received a Master’s in Jewish education and rabbinic ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary and holds a Bachelor’s in education and social policy from Northwestern University. On the High Holidays, she loves getting lost in the flow of communal singing, reflecting on the year past and the potential for the year to come, and trying many different types of apple varieties. She looks forward to co-leading High Holiday services at Hillel UW with the talented Jason Kintzer and praying and singing with you!