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Our Rabbi

Rabbi Jonathan Leener is a Brooklyn-based rabbi who serves as the spiritual leader of the Prospect Heights Shul. 

Rabbi Leener was ordained at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School in 2016. He has served as the rabbinic intern at Sherith Israel Congregation in Nashville, Tennessee and Beth Sholom Congregation in Potomac, Maryland.

His writings on Judaism have appeared in The Washington Post, The Jewish Week, The Jerusalem Post, and Haaretz. Rabbi Leener also serves as the spiritual leader of Base BKLYN and is a member of the New York Board of Rabbis. 

​Rabbi Leener can be reached by emailing

Schedule a meeting with Rabbi Leener here

Our Rabbinic Intern

We are so excited to welcome our Rabbinic Intern, Arielle Krule!

Arielle Krule is a student in the core semikha track at Yeshivat Maharat (2025). She comes to Maharat after her success directing the Jewish Learning Fellowship, the largest Jewish educational program on campus in North America. She is also a therapist for adolescents and adults at a clinic in Brooklyn. Arielle has her BSW, MSW, SIFI certification, and certificate in Spirituality and Social Work from NYU and a certificate in Experiential Education from M2: The Institute for Experiential Jewish Education. Arielle is a Wexner Graduate Fellow. Previously, she was a BBYO International Teen President, birth doula, yoga teacher, and women’s health educator. Arielle and her husband, Jackson, live in Prospect Heights, where you can find them in the park with their dog, Frida, and inviting you over for Shabbat. 

Arielle is most excited to work with the B’nai Mitzvah teens this year and build a strong community among the women of PHS! If your child has a B'nai Mitzvah coming up in the next two years, let us know so we can support and celebrate with you! Click here to email Arielle.

Sat, November 26 2022 2 Kislev 5783