Rabbi Andrea leads services that are grounded in the Jewish tradition, yet creative and inclusive. She has worked with all the major denominations of Judaism to lead prayer, for women, mixed groups and all ages. She is co-author of a book on prayer, For All Who Call, published by the Melton Center for Research in Jewish Education in New York.
She was the director of an interfaith alliance on environmental activism, Interreligious Eco-Justice Network for ten years and is currently studying sustainable agriculture at an intentional community in the Finger Lakes region of New York state, the Rochester Folks Art Guild.
"I plan a service with a kind of psychic sonar. I quiet myself and open my attention to the group which will be davenning, the torah reading or holiday, the season... I wait for impressions to form in a quiet mind. These impressions will inform my song selection and teachings." — Rabbi Andrea Cohen Kiener, P'nai Or Jewish Renewal community, Central Connecticut.
"It is actually very easy to daven with a group and reach the very highest levels. What is hard, what is the work, is to form a group and to help the group open to that intention." — Rabbi Andrea Cohen Kiener, P'nai Or Jewish Renewal community, Central Connecticut.