Staff

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 jen@chochmat.org.

Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb, Director of Youth and Family Services

Lynn Gottlieb, one of the first women to become a rabbi in Jewish history, is a “visionary” Jewish educator, feminist, community organizer, peace activist, writer, klezmer dancer, percussionist, visual and ceremonial artist and master storyteller. Over the past 45 years, Lynn has created Jewish and multifaith programming for dozens of organizations including educational programs at Temple Beth Or of the Deaf (NY), Congregation Nahalat Shalom, NM (which she co-founded in 1981- 2006), Fellowship of Reconciliation, Community of Living Traditions at Stony Point Center (NY), and Interfaith Inventions wilderness peace camps which she directed from 2005 – 2010 (CA). Lynn is well-versed in Ashkenazi, Sefardic and Mizrahi history and traditions and intergenerational, multi-heritage and multi-racial relationship building.  Since she moved to California in 2012, Lynn has offered programs at Urban Adamah, Wilderness Torah, Midrasha, Moshe House, Shomeret Shalom Global Congregation, the Center for Jewish Studies and Kohenet. She serves on the board of Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity in California. Lynn is excited to serve as director of youth and family programming at Chochmat HaLev’s Urban Shtetl.

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, founded  opensourcechaplaincy.com. She lightly holds degrees in astronomy, physics, and divinity. Judy is delighted to serve Chochmat HaLev. She can be reached at frontdesk@chochmat.org.