Ellen Lewis

Professional Supervision for Clergy
Participates in 1 Session

Since her ordination in 1980, Ellen Lewis has enjoyed a bi-vocational career as both a rabbi and a psychotherapist. She spent 35 years serving synagogues in Dallas, Texas; Summit, NJ (named Rabbi Honorata); and Washington, NJ (named Rabbi Emerita). She was a founder and co-chair of the Women’s Rabbinic Network. She is an active member of the Central Conference of American Rabbis and currently serves on the Task Force on the Experience of Women in the Rabbinate. She is also a certified pastoral counselor and is a member of the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education.

While serving as a congregational rabbi, Ellen Lewis became increasingly interested in why people do what they do, leading her to train at the Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies and become a licensed psychoanalyst. That training in emotional education led to her focusing on helping rabbis and cantors manage the challenges of the professional arena, including collegial conflict, work-life balance, gender issues, and personal and professional transformations, with the overall aim of an increased capacity for self-care, reflection and contentment. She is in private practice in Bernardsville, NJ, and New York City.

Ellen Lewis’ writings and teachings have focused on the intersection of psychoanalytic thinking and Judaism with a concentration on the rabbinate and Jewish communal life. Her essay “Changing Your Past: Reflections on Forgiveness,” appears in the new Mishkan HaNefesh: Machzor for the Days of Awe. She has contributed chapters to The Sacred Calling: Four Decades of Women in the Rabbinate (“Funny, You Don’t Look Like a Rabbi”) and to Jewish Pastoral Care: A Practical Handbook (“Preparing for the Chupah: Premarital Counseling”). She has also written in the area of sexual abuse, including the unfortunately timely “Preventing Clergy Sexual Abuse” in Keeping Faith in Rabbis: A Community Conversation about Rabbinic Education.

Sessions in which Ellen Lewis participates

Tuesday 21 March, 2017

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10:30 AM
10:30 AM

Sessions in which Ellen Lewis attends

Sunday 19 March, 2017

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4:00 PM
4:00 PM
Dana Bash
Participant
CNN
Chief Political Correspo...
Rabbi Denise Eger
Participant
Congregation Kol Ami
Rabbi
6:00 PM
6:00 PM
7:15 PM
7:15 PM

Monday 20 March, 2017

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7:30 AM
7:30 AM
Deborah Lipstadt
Participant
Emory University
Professor
9:00 AM
9:00 AM
Rachel Timoner
Participant
New York
Senior Rabbi
Noam Katz
Participant
The Leo Baeck Day School
Dean of Jewish Living
11:30 AM
11:30 AM
Kasim Reed
Participant
Mayor of Atlanta
Natosha Reid Rice
Participant
Habitat for Humanity Int...
Associate General Counse...
Raphael Warnock
Participant
The Historic Ebenezer Ba...
Senior Pastor
12:30 PM
12:30 PM
2:00 PM
2:00 PM
3:00 PM
3:00 PM
Derreck Kayongo
Participant
The Center for Civil and...
CEO
5:00 PM
5:00 PM
5:30 PM
5:30 PM
6:15 PM
6:15 PM
7:30 PM
7:30 PM
Melissa Fay Greene
Participant
Author of award-winning ...

Tuesday 21 March, 2017

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8:15 AM
8:15 AM
9:00 AM
9:00 AM
Paul Root Wolpe
Participant
Emory University
Director, Center for Ethics
2:00 PM
2:00 PM
Hara Person
Participant
CCAR
Chief Executive
4:00 PM
4:00 PM
5:30 PM
5:30 PM
6:00 PM
6:00 PM
8:30 PM
8:30 PM
Joseph J. Levin
Participant
Southern Poverty Law Center
Co-Founder (Board Emeritus)
9:30 PM
9:30 PM

Wednesday 22 March, 2017

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7:00 AM
7:00 AM
8:15 AM
8:15 AM
9:00 AM
9:00 AM
Hanan Schlesinger
Participant
ROOTS/Shorashim
Ali Abu Awwad
Participant
ROOTS/Shorashim

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