Rabbi Anna Boswell-Levy
215-493-8522 ext. 101
Rabbi Anna Boswell-Levy has served as the rabbi and spiritual leader of Congregation Kol Emet since July 2014. She is a creative educator, service leader, and ritual maker, infusing song and spirit into her services and teachings. She is at heart a congregational rabbi, and is passionate about helping individuals and families find meaning and purpose during life’s peaks and valleys, and the quieter yet precious moments in between. Rabbi Anna places a high emphasis on relationships based on trust and mutual respect. She is dedicated to the creation of healthy and inclusive congregations where every voice can be heard.
215-493-8522 ext. 103
My first religious school experience was in an old, dark and moldy building in New York City. We all sat, hands crossed, petrified to share or speak, 2 hours a day, 5 afternoons a week. It was then I thought to myself, there has got to be a better way! And so, 10 years later, when I chose my profession, I committed myself to improving the plight of Jewish education for children. Since then it has been a learning experience every year. Just when I think I’ve seen it all, there is another issue or idea evolving.
My education includes graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Rutgers University. I have also studied abroad at Tel Aviv University, and I attended graduate school at the Jewish Theological Seminary and Gratz college. My employment experiences have always been at synagogue schools where I have been a teacher in preschools and religious schools and held directorships in both Early Childhood and Religious education.
Personally I have lived, studied, traveled and worked in Israel. I am married, and have 4 children who keep me very busy with ice hockey, wrestling and soccer. In my free time I enjoy family time, and design and painting Ketubot (Jewish marriage contracts).
Working at Congregation Kol Emet has been a dream come true. Because the Reconstructionist Movement is so open and flexible, I am able to use my creativity and enthusiasm to educate students of all ages.
215-493-8522 ext. 113
Bob has spent many years working in the social services field, including 20 years in the field of Jewish Communal Service.
A lifelong resident of the Philadelphia/Bucks County region, Bob graduated from Temple University with a degree in Psychology in 1972. After a successful career as a Center Director and Program Director for people with disabilities with the City of Philadelphia, Department of Recreation, Bob crossed the river and began his career with the Jewish Community Center of the Delaware Valley in Ewing in 1987. He held various positions there, ranging from the Physical Education and Aquatics Director to Camp Director, Program Director, and for the past 13 years, the center’s Executive Director.
“The warmth of the staff, board and congregants attracted me to Kol Emet. I enjoy utilizing the administrative, facility management , and programmatic skills that I have learned and developed during my career to help our congregation continue to grow and develop. I look forward to sharing the exciting future of Kol Emet with our congregants and staff.”
Geoffrey M. Goll
Long Range Planning
Men’s Club President
Preschool PTO Co-President
Preschool PTO Co-President
Religious School PTO President