Rabbi Lonnie Kleinman

Originally from Tohomo O’odham land (aka Tucson, Ariz.), Lonnie is a queer, fat femme. Before moving to Philadelphia, on Lenape Land, where she received the title rabbi from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in 2022, Lonnie organized Jewish communities throughout the Southern United States in their journeys to build power and equity for all peoples. She is passionate about relational organizing and pastoral care in dreaming a future together. She loves gathering inspiration for dreaming and living out this world through Talmud study, especially as exemplified in the holy connections of hevruta study. She’s an avid plant mom, rock climber and embroidery maker.

Essays

Silence

When you aren’t sure what to say or the emotions are running high, leave a bit more room for silence.

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