Our Leadership

Student Rabbi 2017-2018

For the year 2017-2018, our congregation will be blessed with the visits of a student rabbi from Hebrew Union College. Please be sure to see our calendar or bulletin for details on the upcoming visits!

Our new student rabbi for the coming year is Student Rabbi Yair Walton. He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and moved to Cincinnati, Ohio at the age of 5. Before attending Hebrew Union College, he worked with March of the Living in Boca Raton/Miami for two years. He is in his 3rd year at UHC and has come to the rabbinate as a second career after working in Jewish communal life. Student Rabbi Yair graduated from The American Jewish University in Los Angeles in 2011 with a BA in Judaic Studies.

Student Rabbi Yair is an avid outdoors person who loves backpacking, camping, and skiing. He has lived in Israel and has worked in Ukraine leading seders for smaller Jewish communities. Student Rabbi Yair enjoys teaching using stories, songs, and experiences.

Executive Officers 2017-2018

President:                 Paul T.

Vice President:        Michelle C.

Treasurer:                 Bill F.

Secretary:                 Roberta S.

*To be put in touch with one of our executive officers or another board member, please consult your Sisterhood Directory or email uhcjoplin@gmail.com so that your contact information can be forwarded.