Rabbi Evette Lutman (left), Pastor Nirup Alphonse (center) and Father Joseph Wolyniak (right), courtesy of PIN Film Studio
“A priest, Rabbi Evette Lutman, and a pastor go to a bar …”
Rabbi Evette Lutman holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Ohio University and a doctorate in law from Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law. After graduating from law school, she represented abused women in a variety of settings, eventually serving as an arbitrator for the Washtenaw County Friend of the Court in Ann Arbor, Michigan, for 10 years, helping resolve custody, visiting, and child support disputes .
In preparation for entry into the rabbinate, Rabbi Evette worked in her reforming church in Ann Arbor as an assistant to the religious school administration. She also served as the lay leader of a reform synagogue in Jackson, Michigan for two years.
Rabbi Evette moved to Jerusalem to improve her knowledge of Hebrew and attended the yeshiva at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies. She has a passion for Israel and encourages people to visit her and get involved. It promotes open dialogue about Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. She is also passionate about social justice and tikkun olam – and urges parishioners to be a constant part of repairing our world through personal engagement and public advocacy.
After two years in Israel, she returned to the United States to attend the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Philadelphia, where she met her wife, Shari Abramowitz. Upon graduation, the couple moved to Denver, Colorado, where Rabbi Evette served as the spiritual leader of B’nai Havurah, Denver Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation. Today she teaches freelance.
Rabbi Evette Lutman, courtesy of PIN Studios
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The Jewish Reconstructionist is based on the teachings of Mordechai Kaplan and is the evolving religious civilization of the Jewish people. You have a broad idea of who is Jewish. This movement began in the 1960s and they were the first to introduce bat mitzvah (for girls), gay marriage, and gay students.
Jewish Reconstructionist is one of four movements within Judaism:
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