Avi Finegold
Founder and lifelong student

Rabbi Avi Finegold received his ordination from Yeshivat Noam Hatorah in Montreal under the direction of Rabbi Joshua Shmidman. He studied at Concordia and the University of Chicago and has been teaching Judaism in North America for over a decade. He is a founding Chair of Limmud Chicago and served on the LeMood Montreal team. Avi is also currently working on a nonprofit incubator space for the Jewish Community called espace MO

Rabbi Finegold is committed to open, inclusive Judaism, which inspired him to found the Jewish Learning Lab 2013, which has now evolved into the Jewish Living Lab. Grounded in his belief that you can be a great Jew and still enjoy an espresso, Rabbi Finegold is committed to helping people be the best Jewish version of themselves.