Rabbi Audrey Korotkin comes to Temple Beth Israel with a wealth of experience gleaned from years of service to Reform congregations in Piqua, Ohio; Skokie, Illinois; and St. Joseph, Missouri, as well as work in nursing homes and assisted-living facilities in Louisville, Kentucky, and Cincinnati, Ohio. Her heart is especially close to small-town congregations, where opportunities for Jewish living and learning are never taken for granted, and where interfaith work and community service are integral parts of the rabbinate.
Since her ordination from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 1999, Rabbi Korotkin has sought to infuse her rabbinate with the joy of Jewish living, combined with serious, deep study of Jewish texts and tradition. She currently is living out those interests, not only through prayer and study at the Temple but also through her Ph.D. candidacy at HUC-JIR in the fields of liturgy, Talmud, and medieval law codes.
Rabbi Korotkin is a member of the CCAR’s Responsa Committee and the Solomon Freehof Institute for Progressive Halakhah, and she is among a handful of rabbis recently selected to help create the new High Holy Day prayer book to replace Gates of Repentance. A second-career rabbi – following twenty years as a broadcast journalist and public-relations specialist – Rabbi Korotkin and her husband, award-winning journalist Don Clippinger, live in Tyrone with their rescued canines Marlee, Tobey and Sophie.