Rabbi Sandy Roth
Kehilat Hanahar was founded by Rabbi Sandy Roth in 1994, along with a small group of Jews in the New Hope/Lambertville area, while Rabbi Sandy was still a Rabbinical Student at Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Wyncote, PA. She lead the congregation until 2011 when she lost a long and valiant battle with cancer. She will be missed and may her memory be a blessing.
Rabbi Sandy was ordained in 1999 after graduating with a masters degree in Hebrew Letters from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. Throughout her tenure at Kehilat Hanahar, Rabbi Sandy was constantly active in the greater community. She served as president of the Delaware Valley Interfaith Council, and she was one of 20 participants on an interfaith clergy's trip to Israel, meeting with both Palestinians and Israelis working toward peace. In 2010, Rabbi Sandy was was one of five women from the state of Pennsylvania honored by Gov. Ed Rendell for women who made history with their life contributions.
Rabbi Sandy is survived by her mother, Frances Roth, and daughters Rhea Nunoo and Mahra Parian.
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