JVP's Rabbinical Council
The Jewish Voice for Peace Rabbinical Council has come together to support each other; create alternative Jewish liturgies for JVP, and speak out on behalf of justice for all peoples in the Middle East. We are proud to work with them for a lasting and just peace for Israelis and Palestinians. Please note that members of the JVP Rabbinical Council may not endorse or support every action, campaign, or statement made by JVP.
The Council is co-chaired by Rabbis Brant Rosen and Margaret Holub and is supported by JVP's Director of Campaigns, Rabbi Alissa Wise (pictured above).Rabbi Rosen is a congregational rabbi in Evanston, IL; the co-founder of Ta’anit Tzedek, the Jewish Fast for Gaza; and was named one of America’s top 25 pulpit rabbis by Newsweek in 2008. He also writes the blog “Shalom Rav” . Rabbi Holub is a congregational rabbi on the Mendocino Coast of California. She was the founding chair of Honor the Image of God: Stop Torture Now campaign, a project of Rabbis for Human Rights-North America.
Please visit www.PalestinianTalmud.com, the blog of the JVP Rabbinical Council.
The following rabbis and rabbinical students are members of the Council. Organizations are for identification purposes only. If you are a rabbi, cantor or a rabbinical or cantorial student interested in joining, or to send the Rabbinical Council a message, email email@example.com.
Leora Abelson, Rabbinical Student, Hebrew College - Boston, MA
Alana Alpert, Rabbinical Student, Hebrew College - Boston, MA
Rabbi Rebecca Alpert, Philadelphia, PA
Rabbi Chava Bahle, Suttons Bay, MI
Rabbi Lev Baesh, Winchester, MA
Rabbi Rachel Barenblat, Massachusetts
David Basior, Student, RRC, National Board of JVP, Philadelphia, PA
Rabbi David Dunn Bauer, San Francisco, CA
Rabbi Leonard Beerman, Los Angeles. CA
Rabbi Chaim Beliak, Los Angeles, CA
Rabbi Joseph Berman, Jamaica Plain, MA
Hazzan Freyda Black, Philadelphia, PA
Rabbi Elizabeth Bolton, Baltimore, MD
Cantor Michael Davis, Chicago, IL.
Rabbi Art Donsky, Pittsburgh, PA
Rabbi Michael E. Feinberg, New York, NY
Rabbi Zev-Hayyim Feyer, Claremont, CA
Ari Lev Fornari, Rabbinical Student, Hebrew College - Boston, MA
Rabbi Shai Gluskin, Philadelphia, PA
Rabbi Borukh Goldberg, Santa Cruz, CA
Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb, Co-founder of Shomer Shalom Network for Jewish Nonviolence, Berkeley, CA
JVP Advisory Board
Rabbi Julie Greenberg, Philadelphia, PA
Rabbi Linda Holtzman, Philadelphia, PA
Rabbi Margaret Holub, Albion, CA
Edward J. Klein, Rabbinical Candidate at the Int'l Institute for Secular Humanistic Judaism, Queens, NY
Sandra Lawson, Rabbinical Student, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Philadelphia, PA
Rabbi Sarra Lev, Philadelphia, PA
Rabbi Eyal Levinson, Givataim, Israel
Rabbi David Mivasair, Ahavat Olam Synagogue, Vancouver, BC
Rabbi Jeremy Milgrom, Jerusalem
Rabbi Dev Noily, Oakland, CA
Rabbi Alexis Pearce, San Diego, CA
Rabbi Michael Ramberg, Philadelphia, PA
Rabbi Brant Rosen, co-founder Taanit Tzedek-Jewish Fast for Gaza,
Jessica Rosenberg, Rabbinical Student, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Philadelphia, PA
Ken Rosenstein, Rabbinical Student, ALEPH, Boston, MA
Rabbi Brian Walt, co-founder Taanit Tzedek-Jewish Fast for Gaza, West Tisbury, MA
Rabbi Alissa Wise, San Francisco, CA
Rabbi Laurie Zimmerman, Congregation Shaarei Shamayim, Madison, WI
Rain Zohav, Rabbinical Student, Aleph, Rockville, MD
Read Rabbi Brian Walt's Yom Kippur sermon that mentions Jewish Voice for Peace.
"Another Jewish organization that has been active in regard to U.S. policy for many years is Jewish Voice for Peace. While J Street is an explicitly Zionist organization, Jewish Voice for Peace includes Zionists, non-Zionists and anti-Zionists, as well as many non-Jewish Americans. JVP advocates for peace achieved through justice and full equality for both Palestinians and Israelis. JVP seeks an end to the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem; security and self-determination for Israelis and Palestinians; a just solution for Palestinian refugees based on principles established in international law; an end to violence against civilians; and peace and justice for all peoples of the Middle East. It is a strong and consistent voice calling for a U.S. policy that promotes democracy and human rights."