Lori Klein (rabbi)

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Rabbi Lori Klein
Born Lori Diane Klein[1]
Nationality American
Occupation Attorney
Known for Lesbian Rabbi ordained by the Jewish Renewal movement

Rabbi Lori D. Klein is an attorney known for being one of the two first openly lesbian rabbis ordained by the Jewish Renewal movement. Klein and Chaya Gusfield were ordained at the same time in January 2006.[2]

Klein serves as an oncology hospital chaplain at Stanford University Medical Center.[3][4]

Rabbi Klein is a Jewish community activist.[4]

She was chair of the Board of Directors of ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal from 2009 to 2012.[3][4]

She lives in Santa Cruz, California.[3] Klein used to be an attorney, but no longer has an active law license in California.[1] Klein graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1985.[1][5][6]


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  2. ^ "Kehilla Community Synagogue - Spiritual Leadership". Kehillasynagogue.org. Archived from the original on 2010-11-15. Retrieved 2011-11-19. 
  3. ^ a b c "ALEPH News". Pardeslevavot.org. Retrieved 2012-03-13. 
  4. ^ a b c "Brief Biographies | Women of the Wall | נשות הכותל". Women of the Wall. Retrieved 2012-03-13. 
  5. ^ "Lori D. Klein - Lawyer in Santa Cruz, California (CA)". Lawyers.com. 2008-09-15. Retrieved 2013-10-09. 
  6. ^ "Lori Klein Attorney at Law - Lori Klein Attorney at Law Office Profile on". Martindale.com. 2010-08-10. Retrieved 2013-10-09.