With a warm and caring heart, and a desire to help people, Rabbi Landsman first began her career as a Social Worker, with an emphasis in Gerontology. Maintaining her active participation in her Temple choir led her to often substitute for her cantor and ultimately become the cantorial soloist of her childhood congregation. Her love of Judaism and singing liturgical music blossomed into a cantorial career that has continued for over three decades. Since she began her rabbinic studies in 2012, she is the founding Spiritual Leader of Congregation Ahavat Olam, a Reform congregation on the North Shore in Chicago. Rabbi Landsman is in high demand to officiate at all life cycle services for those who are unaffiliated with a synagogue, especially funerals and weddings (including interfaith, same sex, and non-denominational). Rabbi Landsman’s passion for helping others, along with her training in clinical pastoral care has led her to weekly volunteer visits with hospice and hospital patients.
Read more about Rabbi Landsman’s work in the cover story of the North Shore Weekend, published January 8, 2017.