Rabbi Lynn Liberman was ordained from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in 1993. She has served congregations in Florida, St. Louis, Mo., Western Massachusetts and Austin, Texas. Working in the congregational setting has allowed Rabbi Liberman to appreciate and pursue ways to make the Jewish religion and a living and viable reality for those with whom she has worked. Of all the avenues of Jewish life and work, creating community has been central to her congregational work.
Of the many aspects of being a rabbi, Rabbi Liberman is most energized by and appreciative of opportunities of working as a teacher. She has taught and worked in a variety of educational settings including day schools most recently as Rabbi in Residence in the Solomon Schechter Day School of St. Louis, Missouri.
Currently, she is the Director of Congregational Learning for Beth Jacob Congregation, a Conservative congregation in Mendota Heights, MN. In this capacity, Rabbi Liberman is responsible for educational opportunities, both formal and informal, for all members of her community from children through adults. Over the years, Rabbi Liberman’s passions as a rabbi have included creating new and engaging educational opportunities for children and adults such as the creation of a student Talmud writing project and seeking new ways for adults to continue to be engaged in the life long pursuit of learning.
In addition she has served on various boards and organizations promoting the value of Tikun Olam, Social Justice, both within her synagogues and the broader community. She has done volunteer work in the areas of AIDS, Reproductive Choice, Housing, and care of our environment. Additionally, she is a lifetime member of Hadassah and is an advocate for JDAC, the Jewish Domestic Abuse Coalition of the Twin Cities. Currently, Rabbi Liberman serves as a Police/Fire Chaplain for the Mendota Heights and West St. Paul departments, is on the board of Nechama – Jewish Response to Disaster, and is trained in Psychological First Aid, a response to disasters.
When she is not working, she loves to Kayak, whitewater raft, travel and walk her dog.