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David Hartman Center Fellow & RLI Cohort VII

Rabbi Annie Lewis is a Rabbinic Fellow of the David Hartman Center, and a passionate organizer, story-weaver, compassionate listener and teacher of Torah of the heart. Annie is the Director of Rabbinic Formation at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, where she oversees field education for students.

Annie was ordained from The Jewish Theological Seminary in 2012, received a master’s degree in Jewish women’s and gender studies and was awarded a Wexner Graduate Fellowship. She served as Assistant Rabbi of Germantown Jewish Centre from 2012-2016.  Annie has worked as a community organizing trainer with JOIN for Justice and served as a visiting rabbi of Congregation Beth Israel in Gulfport, Mississippi. She launched a Philadelphia Jewish Social Justice Beit Midrash and participated in the American Jewish World Service’s Global Justice Fellowship.

Annie studied linguistic anthropology at Brown University and at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. She worked to strengthen civil society in Israel as a New Israel Fund/Shatil Social Justice Fellow and delved into Torah at the Conservative Yeshiva. Annie has been in training as a couples and family therapist and brings this relationship toolkit to supporting people through life transitions and officiating at life cycle events. Annie is a singer, poet and performance artist with roots in the Storahtelling ritual theater company. Her writing has been published by Ritualwell, Lilith and Kveller.

She lives in Philadelphia with her husband, Rabbi Yosef Goldman, and their two children.

Annie Lewis


Apr 8, 2021

A new generation of Jewish clergy and ritualists are using poetry and song as modes for reflecting on the Shoah and giving voice to its legacy

Oct 29, 2020

Annie Lewis, Arlene Fickler, Eric Yanoff

Disagreement in itself need not tear us apart. Rigorous disagreement is an essential element of a healthy democracy and is central to how we develop our ideas in Jewish discourse.

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The End of Policy Substance in Israel Politics