Rabbi Marc Aaron Kline of Temple Adath Israel (Lexington, Kentucky) was ordained in 1995, from Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion. He served at Beth Israel Congregation in Florence, South Carolina before moving to Lexington in 2003. Rabbi Kline has earned a B.A. from Tulane University, a J.D. from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law, and a Masters in Hebrew letters from Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion.
Rabbi Kline has taught Ethics, Philosophy, Religion and Government courses at the high school, college, and graduate school level for most of the last fifteen years. Rabbi Kline serves periodically is an adjunct instructor at the Disciples of Christ Lexington Theological Seminary (Pastoral Care and Diverse World Cultural Worship), Transylvania University (Jewish - Christian Relations), at the University of Kentucky (Jewish Thought and Culture), and Eastern Kentucky University (Religion). At Temple, he teaches in our Religious school, privately tutors each Bar/Bat Mitzvah student, and regularly runs diverse adult education programs.
Rabbi Kline has served as Chair of the Lexington Fayette County Urban Government Human Rights Commission. His commitment to diversity sees him serving internationally on the Board of Directors of the Association of Reform Zionists of America (ARZA), where he is involved in the pluralism and peace process politics in Israel. More locally as Co-Chair of the St. Joseph Hospital Chaplaincy Advisory Board, Chair of the United Way Get On Board Advisory Committee, and the Boards of the Central Kentucky Metropolitan YMCA, and the ACLU, and as Vice-President of the Interfaith Alliance of the Bluegrass. Rabbi Kline also co-created a Chaplain auxiliary team for the Lexington Police Department. Rabbi Marc publishes a weekly Torah Commentary to an international E-mail list, regularly speaks at churches and public schools on matters of non-profit vision and management, faith and diversity, and social justice.
Previously widowed, he has recently married Lori Bernard. They have seven children (Diogo, Doug, Corey, Joshua, Danielle, Ilana, and Rachel).