Tribe 12 Staff

Lonnie Kleinman

Originally from Tohomo O’odham land, aka Tucson, AZ, Rabbi Lonnie Kleinman is a queer, fat femme. Before moving to Philadelphia, on Lenape Land, Rabbi Lonnie worked with Jewish communities throughout the Southern United States in a few different capacities, including at Moishe House. She is passionate about relational organizing and pastoral care in dreaming a future together. She currently serves as a chaplain resident at the Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania. She is also part of the inaugural cohort for Based-In, an initiative of Base. She loves gathering inspiration for dreaming and living out this world through Talmud study, especially as exemplified in the holy connections of hevruta study. She’s an avid reader, rock climber, and embroidery maker.


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