Rabbi Karyn D. Kedar is an author, poet, spiritual counselor, inspirational speaker and the senior rabbi at Congregation B'nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim in Deerfield, IL. She is the author of several books, among them Omer: A Counting, published in 2014 by CCAR Press. She is also published in numerous anthologies and has created liturgy, rituals, and ceremonies.
Rabbi Kedar teaches courses and designs retreats on finding meaning and purpose in our busy lives, creating a prayerful and intentional life, spiritual awakening, forgiveness, and intentional leadership. She offers workshops in engagement, vision, and creating the synagogue for the 21st century.
She and her husband Ezra are the proud parents of Talia, Moti, Shiri and Ilan and grandparents of Lihi and Maya, all who live in Israel.