Rabbi Jane Rachel Litman Jane Litman

Adjunct Instructor
Women's Spirituality
Philosophy and Religion Department
School of Consciousness and Transformation

MAHL, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College

MA, Hebrew Union College; BA, University of California, Berkeley

Rabbi Litman is the Senior Congregational Consultant for Jewish Reconstructionist Movement, supporting over one hundred congregations throughout North America. In her twenty years of experience as a rabbi, she has served Conservative, Reconstructionist, Reform and Gay Outreach congregations, and is a consultant on moral education for diverse families for national Jewish institutions, the National Council of Churches and the Metropolitan Community Church.

She was the rabbi of gay outreach congregations Kol Simcha and Sha'ar Zahav, is an authority on moral education for diverse families, and has consulted with Jewish institutions, the Metropolitan Community Churches, the National Conference of Christians and Jews, and the National Council of Churches on the subject.

Widely published in the fields of Jewish women's history and contemporary theology, Rabbi Litman edited the award-winning Lifecycles 2: Jewish Women on Biblical Themes in Contemporary Life with Rabbi Debra Orenstein.

In addition to her rabbinate, she was a professor of Religion and Women's Studies at California State University at Northridge and Loyola Marymount College, and  at the California Institute for Integral Studies.

Rabbi Jane Litman talks about the idea that "homosexuality can be cured." She's reading from her essay in the book, "Balancing on the Mechitza: Transgender in Jewish Community."


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