Rabbi Elizabeth Richman is a senior leader and trusted partner in the field of Jewish social justice organizing and leadership development. For nearly a decade she has played a central role in building the organizing and education work at JUFJ that has impacted millions of people across the Baltimore-Washington region. She has also trained more than 100 next generation Jewish social justice leaders through the Jeremiah Fellowship, some of whom have gone on to elected office, rabbinic leadership, and senior leadership positions across the Jewish world. Rabbi Richman is a frequent speaker on justice and Judaism at events ranging from the Jewish gathering before the March for Women’s Lives where she gave a keynote speech, to the National Cathedral’s 50th anniversary celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., to union convocations and more.
Rabbi Richman is a board member of DC Jobs with Justice, a Senior Fellow of the Shalom Hartman Institute, and a member of the Rabbinic Career Development Commission of the Rabbinical Assembly. She has also served on the boards of Interfaith Worker Justice and the National Havurah Committee, as Chair of the Takoma Local School Advisory Team, and as a member of the Social Action Commission and the Resolutions Committees of the RA. Ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary, she is a recipient of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship, a JTS Innovation Grant and the AJWS Neta Fellowship, and was a member of the Advancing Women Professionals social justice cohort.
Rabbi Richman lives with her son, daughter, and husband Ben Dreyfus in Takoma DC.
She can be contacted by phone at (202) 408-1423 ext. 2.