Interview with Jeremy Kalmanofsky, Senior Rabbi, Congregation Ansche Chesed

Abstract/Description: Rabbi Jeremy Kalmanofsky, senior rabbi at Congregation Ansche Chesed in New York City, was interviewed by Naomi Steinberger on January 6, 2022, for the Collecting These Times oral history project. Rabbi Kalmanofsky, who lives in New York City, discussed transitioning to a virtual synagogue, halakhic challenges, pastoral care during the pandemic, the tremendous mental suffering of congregants and medical professionals, and the future of synagogues and prayer.