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Who we are and our mission statement.

Congregation Ahavath Beth Israel now counts about 215 "units"—singles, couples, and families with children—as members. Result of merger; read more about this in our History. We are affiliated with the URJ, but to honor our merged congregations, Fri = Reform and Sat = Conservative. We have a vibrant and inclusive religious school. We are proud of how each member brings his or her own story to our diverse community—such as those who have a multi-generational history at our congregation and those new to the city or Congregation Ahavath Beth Israel, of all ages and backgrounds who are seeking a Jewish community – a place to call home.

Now, as always,  Congregation Ahavath Beth Israel is your home.

Our Staff

Rabbi - Rabbi Dan Fink


Daniel B. Fink is rabbi of Congregation Ahavath Beth Israel in Boise, Idaho.  He received his bachelor’s degree in history and philosophy from the University of Virginia, and a Masters of Arts in Hebrew Letters from the Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati.  He is an ardent environmentalist who enjoys hiking, canoeing, biking and kayaking.  He is the co-author of Let the Earth Teach You Torah and Judaism and Ecology as well as numerous articles on Judaism and environmental policy.  He is married to Dr. Janet Kaufman, and is the very proud father of Tanya and Rosa Fink and Rachel and Jonah Kaufman.
To contact Rabbi Dan Fink please e-mail

Synagogue Director - Nina Spiro


To contact Nina Spiro please e-mail

Religious School Director - Beth Harbison


To contact Beth Harbison please e-mail or

Music Educator and Millennial Outreach Coordinator - Nemmie Stieha


As an extrovert, a musician, and an easily excitable person, Nemmie has found her home in Boise, Idaho. You will see here around CABI as the Music Educator and Millennial Outreach Coordinator, which means she will be spending time with other 20 and 30 year old Jewish Adults and playing music for a living (yes, we know, she's very lucky). She originally comes from Kentucky which gave her a heightened appreciation of small town Jewry as well as a bachelor's degree from the University of Louisville.
We don't really know how she does it but she manages to balance her free time of blues dancing, going to strange thrift stores, reading obscure literature, and writing new Jewish melodies with her unending love of Dutch Bros Coffee and URJ Camp Kalsman, but she does and she would still love to grab coffee with you!

To contact Nemmie Stieha please e-mail

Accounts Manager - Kat Dellamater


Kat is our Office Manager and book keeper, generally helping folks with whatever questions come up at the front desk.  Bringing a rather varied background (checkered past?) to help with this, Kat has worked as a chef, a seed germinator, a food service manager, a cleaning service, an EMT, a professional dog handler, and currently moonlights as a tile artist.  If you have noticed the two colorful tile tables by the CABI coffee bar, you have seen some of her artwork.


Kat has been answering questions, taking donations and paying bills for over 15 years with CABI.  If she doesn’t know the answer, she can find someone who does.  Please stop in the office any time and she will be happy to see you!

To contact Kat Dellamater please e-mail

PJ Library Coordinator - Joanna Jost


To contact Joanna Jost please e-mail


Every year CABI's board of trustees works diligently to help manage and oversee our congregation. Follow the link to read about the current board members, read meeting minutes, and check on this fiscal year's budget.

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