Rabbi Evette Lutman

Rabbi Evette Lutman

Rabbi Evette Lutman came to B’nai Havurah in July, 2010, after receiving her rabbinic ordination from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (RRC) in Wyncote, Pennsylvania.  She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Ohio University, and  a juris doctorate from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.  After graduation from law school, Rabbi Evette represented battered women in various settings, eventually taking a position as Referee for the Washtenaw County Friend of the Court in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she served for ten years.

Rabbi Evette has brought her love for Jewish texts, history, prayer and music to B’nai Havurah with torah discussions, “Lunch and Learn” and after-kiddush study sessions and other classes.  Current learning opportunities include a Talmud study group on Friday mornings.  Rabbi Evette participates actively in our Religious School and works with both students and families, mentoring them through the b’nai mitzvah process and toward meaningful post-b’nai mitzvah engagement with Jewish life.  Rabbi Evette infuses all of our learning opportunities with Reconstructionist values and a love and joy for Jewish learning. 

Rabbi Evette is passionate about Israel and urges congregants to visit and stay engaged.  She encourages open dialogue about Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  The rabbi is also passionate about social justice and tikkun olam – and challenges congregants to be an ongoing part of the repair of our world through personal involvement and public advocacy.

Rabbi is delighted to meet with Havurot and members at their homes for creative Jewish programming and discussions. She can also meet with individuals for pastoral needs, just coffee or a walk. You can email Rabbi Evette directly at rabbi@bnaihavurah.org or call 303-388-4441 ext. 13.

Rabbi Evette’s partner Shari Abramowitz is an accomplished cook who has written a cookbook and has her own catering business, "A Kitchen Maven".  Rebbetzin Shari and Rabbi Evette love living in Colorado, and take rescue dogs Rascal and Ziva with them as they explore our state’s beautiful mountains and prairies.  

Wed, October 18 2017 28 Tishrei 5778