List of vegan Jewish clergy

Across the Jewish spectrum, clergy of all denominations and persuasions have made the choice to go vegan. Here’s a list of vegan Jewish clergy from around the world. If you’re a vegan Jewish clergy person (Rabbi, Cantor, Kohenet, Maharat, etc.) and you’d like to be listed on our website, please email [email protected].

Rabbi Aaron Goldstein
Based in: Croxley Green, UK
Denomination: Liberal
Current Job: Senior Rabbi of Northwood Pinner Liberal Synagogue and Chair of the Conference of Liberal Rabbis and Cantors

Rabbi Alex Shuval-Weiner
Based in: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Denomination: Reform
Current Job: Senior Rabbi at Temple Beth Tikvah

Rabbi Ari Hart
Based in: Skokie Valley, IL, USA
Denomination: Modern Orthodox
Current Job: Rabbi at Skokie Valley Agudath Jacob Synagogue

Rabbi Ariann Weitzman
Based in: Montclair, NJ, USA
Denomination: Reconstructionist
Current Job: Associate Rabbi and Director of Congregational Learning, Bnai Keshet Reconstructionist Synagogue

Rabbi Beth Kramer-Mazer
Based in: Bergen County, NJ, USA
Denomination: Reform
Current Job: Rabbi-Educator at Temple Sinai of Bergen County

Rabbi Binyamin (Ben) Biber
Based in: Washington, DC, USA
Denomination: Humanist
Current Job: Humanist Chaplain at American University

Rabbi David Rosen
Based in: Jerusalem, Israel
Denomination: Orthodox
Current Job: International Director of Interreligious Affairs, AJC. President, Religions for Peace (the largest world interfaith body). Hon. President, International Jewish Vegetarian and Ecological Society.

Eliana Light
Based in: Durham, NC, USA
Current Job: Professional Jewish service leader, sacred musician, song-writer and educator.

Rabbi Gersh Zylberman
Based in: Newport Beach, CA, USA
Denomination: Reform
Current Job: Senior Rabbi at Temple Bat Yahm

Rabbi Joel Pitkowsky
Based in: Teaneck, NJ, USA
Denomination: Conservative
Current Job: Rabbi at Congregation Beth Shalom

Rabbi Lior Bar-Ami
Based in: Vienna, Austria
Denomination: Liberal/Reform
Current Job: Congregational Rabbi at the Jewish Liberal Community Or Chadasch

Rabbi Reuven Greenvald
Based in: New York, NY, USA
Denomination: “I consider myself progressive and pluralistic, but I work in the Reform Movement.”
Current Job: Director of Israel Engagement, Union for Reform Judaism

Rabbi Rayna Gevurtz
Based in: Newport Beach, CA, USA
Denomination: Reform
Current Job: Rabbi at Temple Bat Yahm

Rabbi Robyn Ashworth-Steen
Based in: Manchester, UK
Denomination: Reform
Current Job: Rabbi at Manchester Reform Synagogue.

Rabbi Sandra Lawson
Based in: Burlington, NC, USA
Denomination: Reconstructionist
Current Job: Associate Chaplain for Jewish Life at Elon University

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz
Based in: Scottsdale, AZ, USA
Denomination: Modern Orthodox
Current Job: President & Dean of the Valley Beit Midrash (Jewish pluralistic adult learning & leadership), Founder & President of Uri L’Tzedek (Jewish Social Justice), Founder and CEO of Shamayim (promoting Jewish veganism), Founder and President of YATOM (Jewish foster and adoption network)

Kohenet Yael Tischler
Based in: London, UK
Denomination: Progressive, Earth-based, Feminist
Current Job: Priestess at Yelala, Student Rabbi at Leo Baeck College as of autumn 2020

Rabbi Yisroel Bernath
Based in: Montreal, Canada
Denomination: Chabad
Current Job: Spiritual Director at Rohr Chabad NDG and Associate Chaplain at Concordia University

Rabbi Yonatan Neril
Based in: Jerusalem, Israel
Denomination: Orthodox
Current Job: Founder and Director of the Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development

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