Rabbi Jamie Korngold:
Senior Rabbi and Lead Guide.
Rabbi Korngold is a Reform rabbi, ordained by Hebrew Union College- Jewish Institute of Religion, where she also received her Masters in Hebrew Letters.
Rabbi Jamie is the author of the best selling book, God in the Wilderness. (Doubleday, 2008)
Rabbi Korngold's resume is eclectic, including such seemingly divergent experiences as congregational rabbi in Canada, street musician in Japan, Emergency Medical Technician, and Outward Bound Guide.
Rabbi Lewis "Buz" Bogage
We are proud to have Rabbi Bogage as part of our rabbinic team. Rabbi Bogage brings years of experience to the Adventure Rabbi program. His rabbinate has taken him all over the world where he has continually explored different ways of reaching Jews.
Rabbi Bogage was born and raised in New England and was graduated from
Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. He studied at Columbia University while serving as Rabbi the Central Synagogue of New York City. He continued graduate studies at the university of Denver while serving as Rabbi of Temple Micah.
Rabbi Bogage has received his graduate degrees from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and was ordained a Rabbi and received his Doctorate from the Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Rabbi Bogage has visited communities all over the world including Africa, Iran, India and Europe.He served the Jewish Community in India and also helped to organize Jewish communities in the Far East.
Rabbi Bogage served as Rabbi and Professor of Modern Jewish Philosophy and Religious Thought at University of South Florida and DePauw University in central Indiana.
He is retired and lives in Denver where he loves being in the outdoors, hiking, biking canoeing and fishing.
Rabbi Stephen Booth-Nadav
Rabbi Booth-Nadav joined our staff in 2009, after 7 years of co-guiding an Adventure Rabbi B'nai Mitzvah hiking weekend in Rocky Mountain National Park with Rabbi Korngold. He brings creativity and excitement to our team.
Rabbi Steve was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, where he crewed on large sailboats on Lake Michigan every summer from seventh grade through college. His B.A. is from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, where he lived for twelve years. In Minneapolis he was a "worker-owner" of the "Freewheel Bicycle Coop."
Rabbi Steve graduated from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Philadelphia in 1992. His seventeen yrs. in the rabbinate (so far) included three years in Hillel, and fifteen as a congregational rabbi. Most recently he was the rabbi for B'nai Havurah: The Colorado Jewish Reconstructionist Federation in Denver. He is currently a board member of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association.
In 1994 Rabbi Steve spent five days camping in Canyon De Chelly on the Navajo reservation with a group of rabbis and Native American spiritual leaders. They shared prayer practices, creation stories, and ways of relating to nature and the earth. It was there that it became clear to Rabbi Steve that his two favorite activities are being in nature and “doing Jewish.”
Rabbi Steve has extensive training and experience in Jewish meditation and spirituality, completing two years in the “Mindfulness Leadership Training” at Elyat Chayyim (with Sylvia Boorstein and Rabbis Sheila Weinberg and Jeff Roth), and two years at “The Institute for Jewish Spirituality.”
Rabbi Steve says his best prayer happens outdoors on a hike. He is delighted to join the staff of “Adventure Rabbi” where he can once again more fully integrate being in nature and “doing Jewish.”