Rabbi Ellen Lippmann founded Kolot Chayeinu/Voices of Our Lives, a thriving independent congregation, in 1993, and has been delighted to see it grow under the leadership of Rabbi Miriam Grossman and Cantor Lisa B. Segal. Lippmann was East Coast Director of MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, and director of the Jewish Women’s Program at the new 14th Street Y in Manhattan.
Rabbi Lippmann was co-chair and sits on the board of T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights (her term ends June 2020). She served as the first social-justice chair for the Women’s Rabbinic Network, and has served on numerous boards and advisory councils. Currently, she is on the board of JFREJ: Jews for Racial and Economic Justice, and Integrate NYC: Integration is Not Assimilation, and is an advisor to JAWN: Jews Against White Nationalism. She was the founder of the Soup Kitchen at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York and co-founder of the Children of Abraham Peace Walk: Jews, Christians and Muslims Walking Together in Brooklyn in Peace, which took place annually for 15 years.