Nov 03, 2022 12:00 PM
Noon - Rabbi Katy Allen
From Inspiration to Action: Climate Action in the Context of Rotary Values

Rabbi Katy Z. Allen is the co-founder of the Jewish Climate Action Network-MA and the founder and rabbi of Ma'yan Tikvah - A Wellspring of Hope, a congregation that holds services outdoors all year long and has a growing outdoor children's Jewish learning program. She received her MA in Jewish Studies from Hebrew College in 1999, her rabbinic ordination in 2005 from the Academy for Jewish Religion in Yonkers, NY, and her chaplaincy board certification from Neshama:Association for Jewish Chaplains in 2010. Prior to her ordination, Allen worked as a high school science teacher, a writer and editor of science educational materials, and a Jewish educator. She worked as a staff chaplain at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston for 10 years and then served part-time as a hospice chaplain while facilitating spirituality and Earth programs at Open Spirit in Framingham, MA. Rabbi Katy lives in Wayland, MA, with her spouse, Gabi Mezger, who leads the singing at Ma'yan Tikvah. She loves to walk in the woods, ride her bicycle, and tend her garden.