The Lost Torah of Regina Jonas, Woman Rabbi (Shavuot)
Part of the JCC East Bay 32 Annual Tikkun: Community Day of Learning
with Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb
Sunday, May 31, 6pm
Free! RSVP to get the Zoom link
Regina Jonas, the first female rabbi, was ordained in Europe in 1935. She served a beleaguered and persecuted Jewish community until her death in Auschwitz, in 1944. Jonas’ work was unknown until recently. Her rabbinic papers include a forty-page consideration of the halachic question, “May a woman hold rabbinic office?” Join Rabbi Lynn on Shavuot and explore the life and Torah of Rabiner Regina Jonas. She, too, stands at Sinai.
Rabbi 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 over a span of decades. She 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, and the Center for Jewish Studies. She serves on the board of Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity in California. Rabbi Lynn is the Director of Youth and Family Programs at Chochmat HaLev.