Our Rabbi

Rabbi Nimon died on February 27, 2022. Agudath Sholom and the community remembered him at a memorial on Sunday, March 6, 2022. 

Rabbi Nimon came to Agudath Sholom Congregation from Canada, where he was born, via rabbinates in Connecticut and Louisiana. He received his Bachelor of Arts from York University in Toronto, Ontario and his Master of Arts in Hebrew Literature from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, OH. He was ordained at Hebrew Union College in 1976 followed by almost 30 years with various congregations in Connecticut. He took a sabbatical during his late wife’s illness and then headed south to Mandeville, LA. While serving the Northshore Jewish Congregation in Mandeville, he served for a year as a resident chaplain at East Jefferson General Hospital in Metairie, LA. In 2014, Rabbi Nimon came to Lynchburg with his wife, Lisa Rosenfield, to serve our congregation at Agudath Sholom.

Since coming to Lynchburg, Rabbi Nimon has become involved in the greater Lynchburg community and serves as a board member on the Holocaust Education Foundation of Central Virginia. Rabbi John also serves on a committee at Centra Hospital that deals with diversity.  He also has joined a number of additional community-based committees.

We have enjoyed his unique sense of humor, his care and concern for each of us as individuals, and the energy he brings to our congregation.