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Rabbinic Statement

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In 2017, 75 rabbis and Jewish clergy signed the following statement. In 2023, we are pleased to share its continued growth. If you are a clergy person and would like to add your name to this list, please fill out this form.

We, the undersigned rabbis, encourage our fellow Jews to transition toward animal-free, plant-based diets. This approach to sustenance is an expression of our shared Jewish values of compassion for animals, protection of the environment, and concern for our physical and spiritual well-being.

Rabbi Penina Alexander

Rabbi Katy Z. Allen

Rabbi Nelly Altenburger

Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple

Rabbi Robyn Ashworth-Steen

Rabbi Nicole Auerbach

Rabbi Tal Ayalon

Rabbi Justus Baird

Rabbi Steven Ballaban

Rabbi Eliot Baskin

Rabbi Annie Belford

Rabbi Laura Bellows

Rabbi Chaya Bender

Rabbi Aaron Benson

Rabbi Matthew Berger

Rabbi Jonathan Bernhard

Rabbi Aryeh Bernstein

Rabbi ElizaBeth Beyer

Rabbi Jonathan Biatch

Rabbi Binyamin Biber

Rabbi Mark Blazee

Rabbi Lisa Bock

Rabbi Dr. Analia Bortz

Rabbi Anne Brener

Rabbi Rick Brody

Rabbi Sharon Brous

Rabbi Rachel Brown

Rabbi Jonathan Bubis

Rabbi Janet Burden

Rabbi Nadav Caine

Rabbi Gila Caine

Rabbi Harold Caminker

Rabbi Dr. Shai Cherry

Rabbi Dr. Geoffrey Claussen

Rabbi Dr. Aryeh Cohen

Rabbi Eli Cohen

Rabbi Howard Cohen

Rabbi Stephen Cohen

Rabbi Susan Conforti

Cantor Tiffani Coyot

Rabbi Robert Davis

Rabbi Dr. Eliezer Diamond

Rabbi Boris Dolin

Rabbi Art Donsky

Rabbi Dr. Laura Duhan-Kaplan

Rabbinic Student Sara Eifler

Rabbi Shammai Engelmayer

Rabbi David Englander

Rabbinic Student Jesse Epstein

Rabbi Ariel Evan Mayse

Rabbi Steven Exler

Cantor David Fair

Rabbi Dr. Yossi Feintuch

Rabbi Lori Feldstein-Gardner

Rabbi Dan Fink

Rabbi Yuri Foreman

Rabbi Adam Frank

Rabbi Loring Frank

Rabbi Robyn Fryer Bodzin

Rabbi Stephen Fuchs

Rabbi Everett Gendler

Rabbi Akiva Gersh

Rabbi Yonassan Gershom

Rabbi Bob Gluck

Rabbi Shefa Gold

Rabbi Aaron Goldstein

Rabbi Elyse Goldstein

Rabbi David Goldstein

Rabbi Jeremy Gordon

Rabbi Dr. Mel Gottlieb

Rabbi Sarah Leah Grafstein

Rabbi Fred Greene

Rabbi Donn Gross

Rabbi Bonny Grosz

Rabbi Joshua Hammerman

Rabbi Denise Handlarski

Rabbi Ari Hart

Rabbi Leah Herz

Rabbi Lizzi Heydemann

Rabbi Jay Heyman

Rabbi Eliezer Hirsch

Rabbinic Student Melissa Hoffman

Rabbi Mark Horowitz

Rabbi Debbie Israel

Rabbi Jill Jacobs

Rabbi Robert Judd

Rabbi Jeffrey Kahn

Rabbi Dr. Deborah Kahn-Harris

Rabbi Andy Kastner

Rabbi Kenny (Yitzchak) Kaufman

Rabbi Asa Keisar

Rabbi Jonathan Keren-Black

Rabbi Jonathan Klein

Rabbi Adam Kligfield

Rabbi Max Kohanzad

Rabbi Tzvi Koren

Rabbi Michael Kramer

Rabbi Beth Kramer-Mazer

Rabbi Charles Kroloff

Rabbi Paul Kurland

Rabbi Leah Kurtz

Rabbi Noa Kushner

Rabbi Sandra Lawson

Rabbi Barry Leff

Rabbi Michael Lerner

Rabbi Aaron Levy

Rabbi Benjamin Levy

Rabbi Natan Levy

Rabbi Paige Lincenberg

Rabbi Dr. Nathan Lopes Cardozo

Rabbi Emily Losben-Ostrov

Rabbi Joysa Maben Winter

Rabbi Dr. Janet Madden

Rabbi Agustin Marcoff

Rabbi Natan Margalit

Rabbi Julia Margolis

Rabbi Bonnie Margulis

Rabbi Dalia Marx

Rabbi Deborah Megdal

Rabbi David Mivasair

Rabbi Linda Motzkin

Rabbi Yonatan Neril

Rabbi Danny Newman

Rabbi Hillel Norry

Rabbi Avi Olitzky

Rabbi Dr. Kerry Olitzky

Rabbi Shachar Orenstein

Rabbi Jesse Paikin

Rabbi Carl Perkins

Rabbi Nina Perlmutter

Rabbi Mark Perman

Cantor Juval Porat

Rabbi Jonah Rank

Rabbi Rayzel Raphael

Rabbi Dr. Moshe Re’em

Rabbi Esther Reed

Rabbi Sarah Rensin

Rabbi Leah Richman

Rabbi Michelle Robinson

Rabbi David Rosen

Rabbi Ed Rosenthal

Rabbi Jason Rosner

Rabbi Michael Ross

Rabbi Ian Ross Snyder

Rabbi Jonathan Rubenstein

Rabbi Dr. Rachel Sabath

Rabbi Dr. Samuel Samtosha Steinberg

Rabbi Shereen Sarick

Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb

Rabbi Rita Sherwin

Rabbi Howie Schneider

Rabbi Barry Schwartz

Rabbi David Sears

Rabbi Dr. Arthur Segal

Rabbi Gerald Serotta

Rabbi Ari Shapiro

Rabbi Dr. Rami Shapiro

Rabbi Camille Shira Angel

Rabbi Andy Shugerman

Rabbi Alexandria Shuval-Weiner

Rabbi Barry Silver

Rabbi Suzanne Singer

Rabbi David Small

Rabbi Deb Smith

Rabbi Eli Soiefer

Rabbi Eric Solomon

Rabbi Dr. Jenny Solomon

Rabbi Marc Soloway

Rabbi Dr. Daniel Sperber

Rabbi David Steinberg

Rabbi Moishe Steigmann

Rabbi Warren Stone

Rabbi Micah Streiffer

Rabbi Dr. Barbara Thiede

Rabbi Jon-Jay Tilsen

Kohenet Yael Tischler

Rabbi Dr. Chaim Tureff

Rabbi Beni Wajnberg

Rabbi Dr. Joel Warren Lidz

Rabbi Elyse Wechterman

Rabbi Sheila Weinberg

Rabbi Dr. Raysh Weiss

Rabbi Zari Weiss

Rabbi Alex Weisz

Rabbi Ariann Weitzman

Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg

Rabbi David Wolpe

Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz

Rabbi Moshe Yehudai

Rabbi Ben-Hayil Yellen

Rabbi Lina Zerbarini

Jewish Veg wishes to thank the U.K.-based Jewish Vegetarian Society for helping to recruit rabbis to sign this statement.