Former St. Louis rabbis start new jobs at New York, Illinois synagogues


Rabbi Orrin Krublit previously worked at Congregation B’nai Amoona. Photo: Bradford Siwak 

Two rabbis who formerly served St. Louis synagogues recently landed new positions.

Rabbi Orrin Krublit, who spent five years at Congregation B’nai Amoona, will lead the South Huntington Jewish Center (SHJC) in Melville, N.Y.

The co-presidents of the Conservative synagogue told Huntington Now that “after an extensive search, SHJC is very excited to introduce Rabbi Krublit to our congregation as his experience, love of Judaism and desire to adapt and grow with our membership makes him an excellent fit. May he go from strength to strength.”

In between St. Louis and Melville, Krublit served at Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation in Florida.


Rabbi Lynn Goldstein, who served at various St. Louis synagogues and Jewish organizations, has become the first female rabbi of Temple B’rith Sholom in Springfield, Ill.

Rabbi Lynn Goldstein officiates at the wedding of a non-Jewish couple in 2010 as part of her effort to help local underserved populations.

“When you are going into a congregation … which has not had a (female) rabbi, there are questions that people want to ask and that’s OK,” Goldstein told The State Journal-Register. “The most important thing is that we as men and women in the Reform movement treat each other [as] equals.”

In St. Louis, Goldstein worked in various rabbinic capacities at the former Congregation Kol Am; the former Congregation B’nai El; Congregation Shaare Emeth; at Solomon Schechter Day School, now Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School; and at McKnight Place and The Gatesworth senior living facilities, according to her LinkedIn profile.