Rabbi Laurie Zimmerman

Laurie Zimmerman has served as the rabbi of Congregation Shaarei Shamayim, an affiliate of Reconstructing Judaism, since 2003. A graduate of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, she writes and teaches frequently on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and is the author of Reframing Israel: Teaching Kids to Think Critically About the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. Rabbi Laurie also works closely with Wisconsin’s immigrant rights organization, Voces de la Frontera, and is an active member of the Madison chapter’s fundraising committee. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin, with her partner, Rabbi Renée Bauer, and their two children.


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