Brett Krichiver

Rabbi Brett Krichiver is the Rabbi for Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation, the Reform Jewish congregation in Indianapolis. In addition to his pulpit work and writing, Rabbi Krichiver has made it a priority to develop interfaith relationships through our shared spirituality and artistic expression. 

Rabbi Krichiver grew up in Kansas City, and attended Goldman Union Camp as a camper for several years. After meeting his wife, Tami, and moving to Colorado, Rabbi Krichiver continued his involvement with Jewish camping by working at Shwayder Camp of Temple Emanuel, while he served as the Director of Hillel at the University of Denver.

Rabbi Krichiver was the recipient of the prestigious Bronfman Fellowship and the Wexner Graduate Fellowship. After his ordination from Hebrew Union College, Rabbi Krichiver served in the pulpit at Stephen S. Wise Tempe, a 3,500 family reform congregation in Los Angeles. He developed many strong programs, including: a curriculum for a thriving Early Childhood Center, a nationally recognized 20’s and 30’s program, and a large network of volunteers, called the Mitzvah Network, tasked to visit, care for, and celebrate moments of joy, illness, and loss within the synagogue community.

Rabbi Krichiver spent the last two years working on a pilot program for National Hillel, founded by the Jim Joseph Foundation. His position was Senior Jewish Educator, creating new models for Jewish outreach and engagement with college students, faculty, and staff at UCLA. Through this work, Rabbi Krichiver partnered with other clergy and lay leaders in the city to work on social justice issues. He wrote and produced Jewish plays on campus, and he created a new program for UCLA students to spend their spring breaks volunteering in south-central Los Angeles.

Rabbi Krichiver is married to Tami. They are proud parents of Sierra who just turned four.