Rabbi Mychal Copeland
Board member since: 2017
Rabbi Mychal Copeland speaks and writes about the inclusion of LGBTQI people and interfaith families in religious life. She is the Bay Area Director of InterfaithFamily, and served for thirteen years as a university Rabbi at UCLA and Stanford University. Her book, Struggling in Good Faith: LGBTQI Inclusion from 13 American Religious Perspectives, grew out of her campus work. Mychal is the founder of a Rosh Hodesh (new moon) project for teens, It’s a Girl Thing, that celebrates the monthly lunar cycle and strengthens teen girls’ self-esteem and spirituality with over 100 groups around the country. Her writing can be found at J., HuffPost, OnFaith.org, and Interfaithfamily.com. She never got to attend Jewish camp as a kid and is making up for it now, spending time at Tawonga every summer as camp Rabbi, attending Keshet family camp, and now happily serving on the Board. She lives with her partner of over 20 years in Mountain View with their two children.