Rabbi Amy Eilberg is the first woman ordained as a Conservative rabbi by the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.  She serves as a spiritual director, kindness coach, and peace and justice educator.  She recently served as the Coordinator of Jewish Engagement for Faith in Action Bay Area, a multi-faith, multi-racial social justice organization in the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to that she served as the director of the Pardes Rodef Shalom (Pursuer of Peace) Communities Program, teaching Jewish civil discourse to rabbis, synagogues and Jewish organizations.  Her book, From Enemy to Friend: Jewish Wisdom and the Pursuit of Peace, was published by Orbis Books in March 2014. She received her Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities in 2016.

Offerings in this Time of Pandemic

Seeking spiritual wisdom in the midst of pandemic and personal learning on racial injustice. 

Spiritual Direction

Explore what is happening in your experience of the Sacred.

Cultivate a loving heart in daily life.

In- Person Teaching

Scholar-in-Residence Weekends and Full-Day Workshops.

Upcoming Engagements

Online Events:

Monday evenings during shelter-in-place

Spiritual Wisdom in Times of Pandemic, 8-8:45 PM,

for Congregation Kol Emeth

Contact me for zoom link.

Monthly Contemplative Service for Congregation Kol Emeth

Contact me for dates and zoom link.


4/23/22: Spiritual Directors International Pre-Conference Institute, Spiritual Direction as Prophetic Ministry


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From Enemy to Friend:

Jewish Wisdom and the Pursuit of Peace

Her voice is gentle, wise, and modest. Yet, her moral insistence that peace is attainable shines on every page. In the end, this book is one of hope. It has the rare virtue – if only we her readers possess the openness and courage – of changing how we are in the world.

Rabbi David Ellenson, Ph.D.

Chancellor, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

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