Rabbi and Eco-Chaplain Katy Z. Allen
Rabbi Katy Z. Allen is the founder and spiritual leader of Ma'yan Tikvah - A Wellspring of Hope. She began her career as a biology teacher, turned to writing and editing educational materials, then started teaching Hebrew school and became involved in family and adult education before entering rabbinical school. She received a Masters of Arts in Jewish Studies from Hebrew College in Newton, MA, in 1999, and rabbinic ordination from the Academy for Jewish Religion in Yonkers, NY, in 2005 and is a Board Certified Chaplain through Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains. For ten years, Katy served as a staff chaplain at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and then as a hospice chaplain. She is the co-founder and President pro-tem of the Jewish Climate Action Network and the facilitator of the One Earth Collaborative, a project of Open Spirit in Framingham, MA. She engages with both communities as an eco-chaplain.
Rabbi Katy writes about matters of the spirit and the world (and encourages others to write) and blogs at here. She is certified as a Bibliodramatist by Peter and Susan Pitzele, and has published Loss and Transformation: One Women's Journey Out of Grief to Opportunity, which is based on her senior rabbinic project, and Earth Etudes for Elul: Spiritual Reflections for the Season, with reflections on Earth and t'shuvah by many writers. She is a member of the Advisory Boards of Jewcology.org, Jewish Vege, and Shomrei Bereshit: Rabbis and Cantors for the Earth.
Rabbi Katy can be reached at rabbi@ mayantikvah.org.
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Board of Directors
President Robyn Bernstein president @mayantikvah.org
Treasurer Sandy Hewitt treasurer @mayantikvah.org
Clerk Rabbi Katy Allen clerk @mayantikvah.org
Board member Gabi Mezger
Board member Peter Engel
Board member Marianne Doernis-Goldman
School Liason board member Liz Stoll
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