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Ora Nitkin-Kaner

Rabbi Ora Nitkin-Kaner serves Ann Arbor Reconstructionist Congregation. She was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. After earning a BA and an MA from the Center for the Study of Religion at the University of Toronto, she moved to New Orleans in 2008. There, she served as an Avodah fellow at Resurrection After Exoneration, an organization founded by death-row exoneree John Thompson (z”l) to help other wrongfully convicted men following their release from prison. While pursuing ordination at Philadelphia’s Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Rabbi Ora interned in every area of rabbinic work, including congregations, campuses, adult and youth education, community organizing, and chaplaincy. Rabbi Ora was ordained by RRC in June 2016, and spent the following year working as an oncology chaplain at New Orleans’ East Jefferson General Hospital. Rabbi Ora began her tenure at Ann Arbor Reconstructionist Congregation on September 1, 2017.


Viddui for Coronavirus, by Rabbi Ora Nitkin-Kaner (2020)

Contributed on: 02 Apr 2020 by Ora Nitkin-Kaner |

A Viddui written for Jews who are losing a beloved to a plague, and who may not be able to be physically present or close to their loved one. . . .