Meet our Staff
Rabbi Bridget Wynne, Executive Director
I am passionate about meeting individuals and families "where they are," and helping them to explore Jewishness in an open environment and find what is meaningful, alive, and real for them.
I was ordained as a rabbi in 1994 after attending rabbinic school in Jerusalem, Los Angeles, and Cincinnati. I then served congregations, first Leo Baeck Temple in Los Angeles, and then Congregation Shir Shalom of Sonoma in the Bay Area.
While I enjoyed that work, I saw a need among many Jews and their families and friends that was not being met. That's why I founded Jewish Gateways. I invite you to learn more about my personal journey.
Ellan Kline, Administrative Coordinator
After completing studies in History and Comparative Religion in 2015, I moved from Pennsylvania to the Bay Area to develop a career in specialty coffee education, designing training programs for baristas. During the pandemic I took time off to reevaluate and redirect my career.
I am excited to work with Jewish Gateways to support building open, inclusive, and welcoming Jewish and Jewish-connected community. As someone who came to a deepening Judaism in adulthood, I greatly appreciate Jewish Gateways’ emphasis on creating a space in which all are welcome and no one need feel left out for lack of experience.
In my free time, I enjoy playing banjo, making art (primarily calligraphy and illustrating tarot cards), learning languages, and going for walks and reading on the couch with my partner.