Historically and culturally, women are peacemakers. Now, more than ever in our recent history, our world and communities need to find a way to effect a lasting peace. United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities is pleased to host Rabbi Amy Eilberg who will guide us in exploring women’s roles in leading grassroots peacebuilding efforts in Israel and Palestine, and in contemplating women’s special role in moving societies toward peace.”
Rabbi Amy Eilberg is the first woman ordained as a Conservative rabbi by the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. She currently serves as the director of the Pardes Rodef Shalom (Pursuer of Peace) Communities Program, helping synagogues and Jewish organizations place the pursuit of peace in interpersonal relationships at the center of their communal mission. Rabbi Eilberg also serves as a spiritual director and interfaith activist in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her book, From Enemy to Friend: Jewish Wisdom and the Pursuit of Peace, was published by Orbis Books in 2014. She received her Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities in 2016.