Stacy Friedman

Stacy Friedman

Rabbinic Leadership Initiative Cohort VII

Rabbi Stacy Friedman, Congregation Rodef Sholom’s Senior Rabbi, joined Congregation Rodef Sholom in 1993. Dedicated to tikkun olam – repairing the world – she is known for her ardent sermons and work on behalf of social justice issues. Her 2014 Rosh Hashanah drash on mental illness and suicide, for which she received national attention, spearheaded a congregational initiative on the subject. Born in Framingham, MA, Rabbi Stacy grew up in New York and Salt Lake City. She was just 16 when she decided to become a rabbi. After earning a B.A. degree in sociology at Brandeis University, she attended Hebrew Union College and was ordained at HUC-Los Angeles Institute of Religion in 1993. Rabbi Friedman is a passionate lover of Israel and Hebrew, regularly engaging congregants in study and inquiry of our ancient and modern texts. She has traveled with American Jewish World Service to Guatemala on a fact-finding mission on human trafficking and has lobbied our congress-people on issues including human trafficking, LGBT rights and the environment. Rabbi Friedman At home, among her many community involvements are the Pacific Association of Reform Rabbis, Marin Interfaith Council, Institute for Jewish Spirituality, Marin Interfaith Youth Outreach, AIPAC, J Street, Shalom Bayit, and IsraAID. Married to Frank Friedman for over 20 years and mother to two red heads, Adam and Eli, Stacy enjoys hiking, reading memoirs, and daydreaming.