Women’s Wisdom: Women in Action

Women’s Leadership: Spirituality and the 21st Century
Faith Traditions, Equality, and Social Justice

Women leaders in various faith traditions open a conversation on the contributions of women towards social justice and equality in the complex environment of our time. Featuring Rabbi Stacy Friedman, Congregation Rodef Sholom’s senior rabbi, and Eijun Linda Cutts, Abiding Abbess of Green Gulch Farm Zen Center.

Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 12:30 p.m.
The Club at McInnis Park
350 Smith Ranch Rd, San Rafael, CA

Fee (includes lunch): $35; Student/Senior $30

Space is limited. No at the door registration.
Pre-registration required by March 6, 2017.
For information please call: 415-472-6959


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Rabbi Stacy Friedman, Congregation Rodef Sholom’s senior rabbi, sees Judaism as a rich tradition which can inspire its followers to lift each human being and see within them the divine spark. She joined the congregation in 1993 after posts in New York City, Montana and Victorville, CA and was named senior rabbi in 2003 when her predecessor Rabbi Michael Barenbaum, z”l, retired.

Dedicated to tikkun olam – repairing the world – she is known for her ardent sermons on 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. 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.

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 Stacy is married to Frank Friedman and they have two sons, Adam and Eli.  In her spare time she enjoys hiking, reading fiction, cooking, movies, gardening, traveling and meditation.

Eijun Linda Cutts came to San Francisco Zen Center in 1971 and was ordained as a priest in 1975. She has lived at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center and San Francisco City Center, and has resided at Green Gulch Farm Zen Center since 1993. Having served as Abbess of San Francisco Zen Center from 2000 to 2007, she was appointed Abiding Abbess of Green Gulch Farm Zen Center in 2010, and Central Abbess of SFZC in 2014. She continues to teach and lead practice periods and retreats at Tassajara, Green Gulch, Mexico, Italy and elsewhere, and has been leading Yoga-Zen retreats and workshops for many years. Linda sits on the National Board  of Interfaith Power and Light, an interfaith group dedicated to addressing climate change through faith-based education and skillful action. She is also on the Board of the Consciousness, Mindfulness & Compassion (CM&C) International Association.

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