Amy Eilberg is the first woman ordained as a Conservative rabbi by the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. She co-founded the Bay Area Jewish Healing Center in San Francisco, Calif., where she directed the Center’s Jewish Hospice Care Program, and served as founding co-director of the Yedidya Center for Jewish Spiritual Direction, also based in California. Nationally known as a leader of the Jewish healing movement, she lectures and writes on issues of Jewish healing, spiritual direction and peacebuilding. Besides teaching at United, she directs interfaith dialog programs for the Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning in St. Paul, Minn. She has been honored with awards from the Rabbinical Assembly, the New Israel Fund and Tru’ah: the Rabbinic Call for Human Rights. Her book, From Enemy to Friend: Jewish Wisdom and the Pursuit of Peace, was published by Orbis Books in March 2014.
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