We transform Jewish communities by building the communities we need and want. Communities that reflect our values. Communities that embrace and celebrate the myriad ways to be Jewish, where we bring our whole selves, including a commitment to justice in Palestine.



The JVP Rabbinical Council is a network of rabbis, cantors and rabbinical students that supports the mission of JVP, JVP’s 15,000 members, the Palestine solidarity movement, and each other. A group of Rabbis started the council in 2011, seeking chevra (camaraderie) with others wanting to take action for justice for Palestinians and Israelis, including following the Palestinian call for BDS. Today, the council serves as an advisory team to JVP’s leadership. It is also a prophetic Jewish voice inside the Palestine solidarity movement; helps create meaningful ritual, tradition, & culture accessible to our growing membership; and provides pastoral and prophetic support for JVP members, chapters, and campaigns for the long haul.

Opportunities for Rabbinic Leadership

  • Rapid response on local and national levels- in body, writing, prayer
  • Support and lead with JVP campaigns
  • Congress work, locally and nationally
  • Ritual generation for holidays, campaigns, or in times of need
  • Cross-collaboration with artists, academics and students
  • Live stream High Holiday services

JVP yearly supports a 3 Day Rabbinical Council Gathering.

Rabbis can be active in JVP as members without being a part of the council, but are encouraged to join.

To learn more about the JVP Rabbinic Council, email melissa@jvp.org.

Rabbi Leora Abelson
Rabbi Rebecca Alpert
Rabbi Lev Baesh
Rabbi David Basior
Rabbi Haim Beliak
Rabbi Joseph Berman
Rabbi Andrea Cohen-Kiener
Rabbi Meryl Crean
Rabbi Michael Davis
Rabbi Art Donsky
Rabbi Michael Feinberg
Student Rabbi Ren Finkel
Rabbi Ari Lev Fornari
Rabbi Nancy Fuchs Kreimer
Rabbi Sarah Bracha Gershuny
Rabbi Shai Gluskin
Rabbi Borukh Goldberg

Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb
Rabbi Julie Greenberg
Rabbi Miriam Grossman
Rabbi Linda Holtzman
Rabbi Ariana Katz
Rabbi Edward Klein
Rabbi Lonnie Kleinman
Rabbi Alan LaPayover
Rabbi Eyal Levinson
Rabbi Jeremy Milgrom
Rabbi David Mivasair
Rabbi Dev Noily
Rabbi Alexis Pearce
Rabbi Michael Ramberg
Rabbi Moti Rieber
Rabbi Brant Rosen
Rabbi Jessica Rosenberg
Rabbi Ken Rosenstein
Rabbi Shifrah Tobacman

Rabbi Brian Walt
Rabbi Lucia Pizarro
Rabbi Lew Weiss
Rabbi Alissa Wise
Rabbi May Ye
Rabbi Laurie Zimmerman
Rabbi Rain Zohav
Student Rabbi Eli DeWitt
Student Rabbi Lara Haft
Student Rabbi Rachel Kipnes
Student Rabbi Louisa Solomon
Student Rabbi Jay Stanton


In 2018, existing non zionist, anti zionist & diasporist Jewish spiritual communities as well as JVP chapters coalesced with the support of JVP to form the Havurah Network. JVP and the Havurah Network collaborate with a shared commitment to each others’ vision, sustainability, and growth.

The Havurah Network is an emergent network that gathers, supports and resources anti-zionist, non-zionist and diasporist Jews and Jewish spiritual communities across the country yearning for a vibrant Jewish life beyond nationalism that condemns and challenges white supremacy within and outside Jewish communities.

The Havurah Network supports collaboration and leadership development in service of the movement for Palestinian freedom and all liberatory movements.

To learn more about the Havurah Network or get added to the listserve, email melissa@jvp.org.

Website & application to join this network coming soon!