This month, get to know N Street Village volunteer Rabbi Charles Feinberg. Rabbi Feinberg began serving at N Street Village’s Luther Place Night Shelter in the spring of 2008. He serves as an Overnight Supervision Volunteer regularly and has logged over 240 hours of service for N Street Village.
I work as a rabbi at Adas Israel Congregation in Cleveland Park. I studied at Columbia University and the Jewish Theological Seminary in NYC. I am married to Krayna (42 years in November) and have three grown children: Sarah, Hannah, and Avi. I became involved at N Street Village through the congregation’s long association with the organization. I am co-chair of a national group called Rabbis for Human Rights-North America; I am also involved with Anne Frank House, the Community Council for the Homeless, and Yachad, a Jewish group that rehabs housing for low-income folks.
- Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in the DC area? I was born in Chicago and grew up in Highland Park, IL. I have lived in DC for a little over 5 years. I have served congregations in Madison, WI, Poughkeepsie, NY, and Vancouver, BC.
- Favorite thing about living in D.C.? Most museums are free! Rock Creek Park! The Potomac. The theater.
- On a Saturday evening you will find me …Watching a movie at home or at a theater.
- When I have free time I most enjoy…bicycling or swimming.
- Book you last read? Sacred Trash, a book about the Cairo Geniza.
- Most played song on your iPod/car stereo/CD player? Miles Davis’ Sketches of Spain.
- What do you enjoy most about volunteering at N Street Village? Just helping out.