Sacramento, CA

Rabbi Susan Leider is the first woman to be a senior rabbi at a Northern California Conservative congregation, (Congregation Kol Shofar) and the first woman to be Associate Rabbi at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles. She was ordained by the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies.

Now working as an independent rabbi, she is a clergy coach, a visiting spiritual leader at several Northern California congregations, guides Jewish organizations with Insyte Partners, an international transformation consultancy, and she enjoys leading virtual meditation for the Institute for Jewish Spirituality.

With Avodah, she co-led a session for clergy to centralize justice in High Holy Day offerings. She was a leader on the Clergy Council of Roots, a unique network of Palestinians and Israelis living in the West Bank and is a past board member of the Industrial Areas Foundation, the nation’s largest network of local faith and community-based organizations.

She currently serves on the Executive Council and the Joint Placement Commission of the Rabbinical Assembly, and is an active participant in their Racial Justice and Progressive Zionists Groups.

Together with her husband Jeff, they are parents to Jessie, Sarah (Max), and Talia and new grandparents to Norah Sage.