master storyteller, folk artist, & peace pilgrim
Lynn Gottlieb, one of the first women to become a rabbi in Jewish history, is a pioneer Jewish feminist, human rights activist, writer, visual artist, ceremonialist, community educator and master storyteller.
Lynn has been a congregational rabbi since the fall of 1973, and founded the Congregation Nahalat Shalom in Albuquerque, NM, in 1980. Lynn engages in multifaith, intergenerational and multicultural organizing in solidarity with racial, indigenous, gender justice and Palestinian liberation struggles.
Currently, Lynn sits on the Rabbinic Council of Jewish Voice for Peace and is board chair of Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity. Rabbi Lynn is the author of several books, including Peace Primer II, She Who Dwells Within: A Feminist Vision of Renewed Judaism, World Beyond Borders Passover Haggadah and Trail Guide to the Torah of Nonviolence.
Rabbi Lynn is a Shomeret Shalom, a practitioner of the Torah of nonviolence. To get in touch, click here.
Inspired by her upbringing surrounded by indigenous art of New Mexico and her love of the Hebrew letter and illuminated manuscript, Rabbi Lynn paints elaborate and colorful images of Jewish history, spirituality and visions of liberation.
spirituality & activism
For over 50 years, Rabbi Lynn has led her community in learning the Torah of nonviolence and moving towards justice. She teaches workshops and class series on spirituality and activism, Jewish text, liberation art, and more.
ritual & storytelling
The Jewish Guild of Magidim is Rabbi Lynn's year-long master class on Jewish storytelling, culminating in an in person retreat in New Mexico. Guild members come together to learn from one another and hone their craft.