Director of Rabbinic Formation
215.576.0800, ext. 125
Rabbi Annie Lewis is a passionate organizer, story-weaver, compassionate listener and teacher of Torah of the heart. Annie served as Assistant Rabbi of Germantown Jewish Centre from 2012-2016. Annie is currently training as a marriage and family therapist with the Council for Relationships. She recently launched a Philadelphia Jewish Social Justice Beit Midrash and participated in the American Jewish World Service's Global Justice Fellowship. Annie was ordained from The Jewish Theological Seminary in 2012, where she was a Wexner Graduate Fellow, and received a master’s degree in Jewish women’s and gender studies. She delved into community organizing with JOIN for Justice and served as the student rabbi of Congregation Beth Israel in Gulfport, Mississippi. Before rabbinical school, Annie worked to strengthen civil society in Israel as a New Israel Fund/Shatil Social Justice Fellow and studied linguistic anthropology at Brown University and at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. Annie is a singer, poet and performance artist with roots in the Storahtelling ritual theater company. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband, Rabbi Yosef Goldman, and their daughter, Zohar.