Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb

Lynn Gottlieb, she/her, is one of the first women to become a rabbi in Jewish history. She is a pioneer Jewish feminist, as well as a writer, visual artist, ceremonialist, community educator, reparationist and master storyteller. Lynn has served as a community rabbi since the fall of 1973, founding Mishkan A Shul in New York City in 1975, and Congregation Nahalat Shalom in Albuquerque, N.M., in 1980. She recently created BackYard Mishkan on Ohlone land in Berkeley, Calif., in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Next year is her jubilee as a working rabbi. She currently serves as board chair of Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity; an Organizing Team member of Grassroots Reparations Campaign; member of the Rabbinic Council of Jewish Voice for Peace; and member of the Elder’s Advisory Council to Back to Earth. Rabbi Lynn is a practitioner of the Torah of nonviolence and is a shomeret shalom. She is author of She Who Dwells Within: A Feminist Vision of Renewed Judaism (1995); Trail Guide to the Torah of Nonviolence (2012); Peace Primer II (2017); and World Beyond Borders Passover Hagaddah (2017). She is also very funny. Visit her website at: www.rabbilynngottlieb.com.


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