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Stacy Friedman

Senior Rabbi
Congregation Rodef Sholom
Participates in 1 Session

Rabbi Stacy Friedman, Congregation Rodef Sholom’s senior rabbi, sees Judaism as a rich tradition which can inspire its followers to lift each human being and see within them the divine spark. She joined the congregation in 1993 after posts in New York City, Montana and Victorville, CA and was named senior rabbi in 2003 when her predecessor Rabbi Michael Barenbaum, z"l, retired.

Rabbi Stacy is passionate about prayer and ritual and believes strongly in the power and holiness of Congregation Rodef Sholom.

Dedicated to tikkun olam – repairing the world – she is known for her ardent sermons on social justice issues. Her 2014 Rosh Hashanah drash on mental illness and suicide, for which she received national attention, spearheaded a congregational initiative on the subject. 

Born in Framingham, MA, Rabbi Stacy grew up in New York and Salt Lake City.  She was just 16 when she decided to become a rabbi.  After earning a B.A. degree in sociology at Brandeis University, she attended Hebrew Union College and was ordained at HUC-Los Angeles Institute of Religion in 1993. 

Rabbi Stacy is a rabbinic fellow with AIPAC where she has met with leaders in Israel to devise new ways to engage U.S. synagogues with the Jewish state.  She has joined rabbis across the country to fight Presbyterian divestment in Israel.  She has traveled with American Jewish World Service to Guatemala on a fact-finding mission on human trafficking and has lobbied our congress-people on issues including human trafficking, LGBT rights and the environment.

In addition, she represents Congregation Rodef Sholom at the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR), the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) and Hebrew Union College (HUC).  At home, among her many community involvements are the Pacific Association of Reform Rabbis, Marin Interfaith Council, the Northern California Board of Rabbis, and the Marin Interfaith Youth Outreach.

Rabbi Stacy is married to Frank Friedman and they have two sons, Adam and Eli.  In her spare time she enjoys hiking, reading fiction, cooking, movies, gardening, traveling and meditation.

Sessions in which Stacy Friedman participates

Tuesday 21 March, 2017

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
1:00 PM
1:00 PM

Loews Atlanta Hotel - Piedmont


Martha Hausman, MH Negotiation (Participant)

Michael Gan, Peer, Gan & Gisler LLP (Participant)

Mara Nathan, Temple Beth-El (Participant)

Paul Kipnes RJE, Congregation Or Ami (Participant)

Stacy Friedman, Congregation Rodef Sholom (Participant)

This session will be a moderated, yet candid, conversation with rabbis and attorneys who have substantial experience in rabbinic employment cont...