Academy for Jewish Religion, California - Clergy & Alumni Association


Position: Rabbi

Rabbi Mindie Snyder serves the community of Flagstaff, AZ as the spiritual leader of Congregation Lev Shalom (formerly Heichal Baoranim/Temple in the Pines), since August of 2015.

She brings to her rabbinate over thirty years of experience in arts, health and human services. Rabbi Snyder is an award-winning artist, designer, therapist and community organizer. She has been a program innovator, organizational executive, consultant to corporations, state and national agencies and a requested media spokesperson for issues of aging, end of life, at-risk youth and families, among other social and public health issues.Rabbi Snyder completed rabbinic studies at The Academy for Jewish Religion (AJR/CA) in May of 2015, with additional inter-religious coursework at Bayan Claremont and Claremont School of Theology (CST). Rabbi Snyder is completing a doctorate with the European Graduate School (EGS) in Switzerland, investigating expressive arts applications and social change. Her current research focuses on the revitalizing, life affirming, relationship building powers of hospitality in contrast to the public health hazards of hostility and hate.

  • Baby Naming Ceremonies
  • Bar/Bat Mitzvah Tutoring
  • Bereavement Counseling
  • Chevra Kaddisha/Post-Death Ritual
  • Conversion Classes
  • Corporate Chaplaincy
  • Dedications & New Home Blessings
  • Funerals, Memorial Services & Unveilings
  • Hospice Chaplaincy
  • Hospital Chaplaincy
  • Public Speaking
  • Senior Living Programming
  • Spiritual Counseling/Spiritual Direction
  • Teaching/Education
  • Visiting the Sick/Bikkur Cholim
  • Weddings
  • Writing/Editing


Other Specializations:
Multi-religious work
Organizational Management
Fundraising and Development (short and long term … and capital campaign)
Email: mdivineplay@gmail.com

Thesis Title:
*SUBVERSIVE HOSPITALITY: The Jewish Commitment to Care in a Hostile World (2015)