Rabbi Amy Eilberg is the first woman ordained as a Conservative rabbi by the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.  She serves as a peace and justice educator, spiritual director, and kindness coach.  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.

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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Upcoming Engagements

March 30, 2020, Palo Alto:

Multifaith Justice Seder, sponsored by Multifaith Voices for Peace and Justice at Congregation Etz Chayim. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10157716042390991&set=a.10151874990125991&type=3&theater 

April 23, 2020, Santa Fe: Spiritual Directors International Pre-Conference Institute, Spiritual Direction as Prophetic Ministry


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