Religious Leadership

Rabbi Mark Kula

In June 2022, Rabbi Mark Kula, of Missoula, began leading services as the new rabbi at Congregation Beth Aaron. For more than 100 years, Beth Aaron, a reform congregation, has served Billings, Eastern Montana and Northern Wyoming. Rabbi Kula will lead services and the celebration of religious holidays, provide religious education to adults and children, and engage with the larger Jewish community as the congregation continues to emerge from the pandemic.

Kula will continue to serve as the rabbi of B’nai Butte in Crested Butte, CO. He is also rabbinic advisor to Zootown Jews of Missoula, and a ministerial associate with the United Church of Christ Missoula. He is married to Coreen Duffy, PhD, director of choral activities and assistant professor of music at the University of Montana.

“Rabbi Kula’s passion for music and love of Jewish wisdom brings a vibrant spirit to services,” said Carol Roberts, president of Congregation Beth Aaron. “He excels in conveying Judaism in an inclusive, authentic and joyful manner. He’s committed to the concept of ‘tikkun olam,’ repairing the world. It shows in his leadership in pursuing social justice, helping the needy and upholding the sacredness of each person.”