Jen Roitman, Executive Director

Jen Roitman, a long time member of the Chochmat community, has served as the Executive Director since April, 2012. Jen was a union and political organizer for many years. She brings a wealth of practical and personal skills that benefit Chochmat HaLev and a strong commitment to growing and deepening our community. Jen is a long-time meditator, has sung in our High Holy Day chorus, and is a drumming student. She enjoys getting to know and working with the members (and future members) of Chochmat. Jen can be reached at

Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb, Director of Youth and Family Services

Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb was the first woman ordained in the Jewish Renewal tradition. She co-founded two alternative synagogues including Nahalat Shalom in Albuquerque, NM where she built a wildly successful youth education program involving community members of all ages in teaching and leading. She brings years of experience incorporating art, music and drama into Jewish education.

Judy Fleischman, Office Manager

Judy Fleischman joined our staff in August 2014. She brings many skills from years of peacebuilding as a chaplain, activist, and artist. Judy is a Zen priest and adult Bat Mitzvah, who enjoys sharing the interwoven practices of meditation and socially-engaged spirituality. She is a Board-Certified Chaplain and shortly after moving to the Bay area from NYC in 2013, foundedĀ She lightly holds degrees in astronomy, physics, and divinity. Judy is delighted to serve Chochmat HaLev. She can be reached atĀ