Rabbi Denise L. Eger (she/her)

Rabbi Denise L. Eger is the founding Rabbi of Congregation Kol Ami, West Hollywood’s premier Reform Synagogue. Rabbi Eger is a Past President of The Central Conference of American Rabbis, the largest rabbinic organization in the world, and was the third woman and first openly gay or lesbian person in the position. Rabbi Eger is a Past President of the Board of Rabbis of Southern California, the first woman to serve in the post. Read more >

Associate Rabbi Ross Z. Levy (he/him)

Born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, Rabbi Levy comes from two undercurrents of the American Jewish experience. His father’s family has been active in his home congregation, The Temple Congregation Ohabai Sholom since settling in Nashville in the early 1850’s. Rabbi Levy’s mother grew up in Brooklyn, NY, the child of first and second generation Eastern European Jewish immigrants. Read more >

Student Rabbi Frankie Salzman (They/ Them)

Frankie Salzman is a rising fourth-year Rabbinical Student at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. They grew up in Carmel, IN, and received their undergraduate degree from Indiana University with a double major in Jewish Studies and Religious Studies in December 2016. They are passionate about queer advocacy and equitable treatment for all. When not working, they enjoy all things nerdy, especially LARP (Live Action Role Playing).

Cantor Emeritus Mark Saltzman (he/him)

Cantor Emeritus Mark Saltzman has been a beloved and inspiring presence during his 18 years at Kol Ami. Trained as a classical singer, but comfortable in a variety of styles and periods, Mark creates a warm and inclusive atmosphere. Whether he’s chanting traditional prayers or leading a service of the most recent contemporary Jewish music, he is known for his beautiful singing and heart-filled interpretations. Read more >