Rabbi Janet Madden Ph.D is a four-time fellowship recipient of the National Endowment for the Humanities and a graduate of Kol Zimra Sacred Chant and a certified Jewish Spiritual Director. She has served as Rabbi to the Progressive Jewish community in Poland while also lecturing on Jewish texts and literature at a number of Polish universities. A GreenFaith Fellow, she has published in areas that range from literary critical studies to ritual and environmental studies. She is a member of the Jewish Burial Society of Southern California and, post-ordination, has earned four units of Clinical Pastoral Education, She serves as Visiting Rabbi at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica CA, as a Spiritual Care Counselor for Skirball Hospice and as the Rabbi of Temple Havurat Emet. She teaches in AJR-CA’s Spiritual Development Program and serves both as a Dayan and a member of the Board of Directors of the Sandra Caplan Community Bet Din.