Lynn Gottlieb is a pioneer feminist rabbi, storyteller, percussionist, peace educator, writer, ceremonialist, community activist and clown. She is deeply committed to a life grounded in the creativity, joy and wisdom of the Torah (teachings) of Nonviolence. Her journey includes life long activism with The Fellowship of Reconciliation and ongoing pursuit of Israeli Palestinian conflict transformation based on principles of active nonviolence.
Since 1964, Lynn has engaged in multifaith, intergenerational and multicultural organizing around issues of economic and racial justice, gender justice and ‘the demilitarization of land and life’. Lynn served as a pulpit rabbi from 1973 to 1980 with Temple Beth Or of the Deaf and Mishkan, An Experimental Shul in NY and from 1981 to 2005 with Congregation Nahalat Shalom in Albuquerque, NM, which she co-founded.
Lynn’s love of Jewish cultural and spiritual arts embodies her way of being Jewish in the world. The most common request Lynn hears? “Tell me a story!”
Rabbi Lynn is co-founder of Open Tent Shul of the Arts and a Freeman Fellow at The Fellowship of Reconciliation.
You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 805-259-5030. You can help her serve young Jewish activists and continue the work of Shomeret Shalom through this link to a fundraising campaign initiated by young Jewish activists and rabbinic students to support her work:
Order her recent book Trail Guide to the Torah of Nonviolence by sending $35 (includes shipping) to Lynn Gottlieb, 938 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707
Rabbi Lynn has created a beautiful new hagaddah for our time: The World Beyond Borders Passover Hagaddah for the Entire Year. You can buy it when Rabbi Lynn visits Congregation Nahalat Shalom on April 14 and 15, or you can get one through her Etsy site.