Rabbi Michael Birnholz arrived at Temple Beth Shalom in Vero Beach in 2002 following his ordination from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Over the 20 years that Rabbi Birnholz has been in Indian River County, he and his family have had a chance to grow in body, mind and spirit right along with Temple Beth Shalom.
Rabbi Birnholz enthusiastically shares his ruach and koach – spirit and strength – with the many diverse generations and facets of the Jewish community. From the Biblical Garden to Tot Shabbat, from Men’s Club breakfast to Adult Learning while making challah, Rabbi Birnholz is proud to be part of vibrant and meaningful life of his congregation.
“Vero Beach, Indian River County has been a wonderful place to reach out to a wider community.” Rabbi Birnholz
Rabbi Birnholz has also enjoyed his wide variety of community opportunities to teach and preach Jewish values and wisdom. His hope is to build Temple Beth Shalom into a House of wholeness, harmony and peace and see these efforts spread caring, compassion and justice to the whole Treasure Coast and beyond.