Speakers

Micah Streiffer

Micah Streiffer

Kol Ami Congregation

Rabbi

Rabbi Micah Streiffer is a writer, teacher, and musician, and the spiritual leader of Kol Ami, a Reform congregation in Thornhill, Ontario. A gifted speaker, Rabbi Streiffer is known for his informal and approachable style on the bima and in the classroom, and for making Judaism accessible and meaningful for people of all ages and backgrounds. His writings – both fiction and nonfiction – focus on issues of religious identity, Jewish thought and history, and contemporary progressive Jewish life, and have been published in such outlets as Tablet Magazine, the Times of Israel, the Forward, the Jewish Literary Journal, and the Canadian Jewish News, among others. Rabbi Streiffer is the creator and host of the weekly “Seven Minute Torah” podcast. He was ordained by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 2007 and has lived in the Toronto area since 2011.

Widening Our Tent: Intermarriage and Jewish Community

Micah Streiffer

Community, History