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Who we are

Congregation Ahavath Beth Israel now counts about 215 households—singles, couples, and families with children—as members of our community. We are affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), but to honor the merger of our congregations, Friday night Shabbat services are Reform and Saturday morning Shabbat services are Conservative. We have a vibrant and inclusive religious school, called the Jewish Journeys education program. We are proud of how each member brings his or her own story to our diverse community.

Our Staff

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, email

Synagogue Executive Director - Tamara Shapiro Ansotegui

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Religious School Director - Beth Harbison

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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 her around CABI as the Millennial Outreach Coordinator, which means she will be spending time with other 20 and 30 year old Jewish adults. 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, email

Office Administrator - 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, email

PJ Library Coordinator - Joanna Jost

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Board of Trustees

CABI's Board of Trustees works diligently to help manage and oversee our congregation. Click HERE to read about the Board and its activities.

Mon, November 19 2018 11 Kislev 5779