The Jewish Heart of Denton County

1887 Timber Creek Rd.

Flower Mound, TX 75028

972-539-1938

CONGREGATION

Kol Ami - Jewish Congregation in Denton County

Rabbi

Rabbi: Geoffrey W. Dennis

 

Geoffrey Dennis has been the rabbi of Kol Ami since 1999, and is the congregation's first full-time rabbi.

 

Rabbi Dennis is foremost a teacher, working with every age group from pre-K to adults. He has a deep commitment to pastoral care and interfaith work. He has been recognized as an innovative thinker in synagogue programming, with contributions like the synagogue-based nurse, the congregational labyrinth, and incentive-based programs for both adults and children.

 

Before coming to North Texas, Rabbi Dennis was the Assistant Rabbi at Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation. He is an ordinee of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. He has also earned undergraduate degrees in Education and in Nursing. He was a Registered Nurse before he entered the rabbinate, working in cardiac care, long-term care and hospice. His columns appear regularly in Dallas-area newspapers.

 

Rabbi Dennis is actively involved in the community life of Denton County. He serves as a volunteer police chaplain for the City of Flower Mound. He is also Adjunct Professor of Rabbinic Literature in the Jewish Studies' program at the University of North Texas, teaching courses in Bible, Rabbinic texts, and Kabbalah. Rabbi Dennis is currently on Steering Committees of the UNT Jewish Studies Program, the North Texas Hillel, and the Planning Committee of the Texas Health Attending Clergy Association. He is past president of the Flower Mound/Lewisville Ministerial Alliance.

 

He has published articles on topics ranging from theology to pastoral care. His most recent article, "Purity and Transformation: The Memetic Performance of Scripture in the Jewish Ritual of Taharah,” appears in the Spring 2012 Journal of Ritual Studies. Rabbi Dennis is a multi-entry contributor to the 30-volume Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception. His book, The Encyclopedia of Jewish Myth, Magic, and Mysticism, was published in 2007.

 

He is blessed to be the husband of Robin, his wife of over 25 years, and the father of two sons, Avi and Micah. Rabbi Dennis' passions include movies, history, nature, comic books, throwing tomahawks, DIY projects, and all things ancient and arcane. He believes that books are angels in material form and we should surround ourselves with as many as possible.

 

 

You can contact Rabbi Dennis at rabbi@kolami-tx.org

Rabbi Geoffrey W. Dennis in Denton County

Rabbi: Geoffrey W. Dennis

 

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1887 Timber Creek Rd.

Flower Mound, TX 75028

972-539-1938

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