Kohenet Amanda Nube

What do people call me? Kohenet Amanda Ahava

Pronouns: she/her/they

Where was I ordained? Kohenet Institute and Academy for Jewish Religion

Do you have any denominational affiliation? Jewish Renewal + multi-denominational

Where am I located? East Bay

Why did you become a spiritual leader and what do you love about Judaism?

As an educator and ceremonialist, I am passionate about sharing my love of Hebrew and embodied spirituality. I believe in lifelong learning that is rich in ritual, tradition, and innovation. I started studying and singing with Rabbi Jill Hammer and Taya Shere in 2015, receiving the title of Kohenet in 2018. Post Kohenet Institute, I felt it was time to dive into rabbinic Judaism and chose to pursue a Masters of Creative Life and Jewish Studies at AJRCA with an additional year of chaplaincy studies. Since then, I have been leading services independently and teaching Hebrew and Jewish Studies with enthusiasm.

Are there specific populations, age groups, or folks at a certain life stage who you love working with? 

I am a youth and adult b’mitzvah educator and Judaism 101 teacher. I enjoy working with people at all stages of life and at all stages of their Jewish journey.

What services do I offer?

  • Funerals/memorial services
  • Spiritual guidance/counseling
  • New baby rituals (baby naming, covenant, etc.)
  • Adult B’nai Mitzvah
  • Jewish new parent coaching
  • Co-officiating with another spiritual leader
  • Officiating at Bar/bat/B’mitzvahs
  • Leading prayer groups and independent minyanim and chevruta/study groups

For more information, visit my Instagram, or email me!