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Temple Israel Clergy


Rabbi Wendy Love Anderson

Rabbi Wendy Love Anderson loves teaching, writing, and building Jewish communities. She holds a B.A. from Williams College, a Ph.D in History of Christianity from the University of Chicago, and an M.A. in Jewish Studies from the Academy for Jewish Religion, where she also received her rabbinic ordination.

Her academic interests include Jewish-Christian relations, childhood and religion, and making Jewish history more engaging than the way she originally learned it. Her rabbinic interests include interfaith family inclusion, intergenerational learning, and making Jewish tradition more open and accessible. 

Before coming to Temple Israel, Rabbi Anderson taught at several universities, most recently Washington University in St. Louis, and held rabbinic internships at Kol Rinah in St. Louis, MO, and Temple Israel of Vestal, NY. She is currently a member of AJR's Board of Trustees and part of the Sounding Board for Bayit: Building Jewish. She also teaches one course a semester in UAlbany's Judaic Studies Program.

She is married to Jeremy Buhler, a professor of computer science, and they have two children, Rayne and Zach.

Hazzan Rogerio Marx

Before assuming this prestigious position at Temple Israel in the Summer of 2006, Hazzan Marx served Temple Beth Sholom of Smithtown in Long IslandNY. Hazzan Marx is a 1995 graduate of the School of Sacred Music of the Hebrew Union College. Originally from Sao PauloBrazil, Hazzan Marx has spent the last 16 years between JerusalemNew York and Texas.  Before moving to AlbanyNY, he served as interim cantor of Congregation Brith Shalom, in Bellaire TX, and also functioned as part-time Spiritual Leader of Mikvé Israel-Emanuel Congregation in Curaçao.

Hazzan Marx received a Master of Arts in Judaic Studies from the HUC in 1997; and also received an Engineering degree in Sao PauloBrazil, and upon graduation studied at the Weizmann Institute of Science in RehovotIsrael.   He was the recipient of several awards of distinction from the Hebrew Union College, the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture and the Rich Foundation, among others.

He is a member of the Cantors Assembly, American Conference of Cantors and the Arza/World Union - Cantorial Cabinet.  

Hazzan Marx is married to Dr. Naomi Falk, a vitreoretinal specialist practicing in Albany since their arrival in 2002.  Dr. Falk is associated with the Retina Consultants with offices located in Slingerlands.
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