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Professions: Ordained in 2018 by the Jewish Theological Seminary, expert in disability inclusion in the Jewish community

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Lauren Tuchman

Rabbi Lauren Tuchman is a sought after speaker, spiritual leader and educator. Ordained by The Jewish Theological Seminary in 2018, she is, as far as she is aware, the first blind woman in the world to enter the rabbinate. She provides consulting to individuals and organizations across the Jewish community on a variety of matters pertinent to disability access and inclusion. She has taught in numerous synagogues and other organizations across North America.

Rabbi Tuchman was named to the Jewish Week’s 36 under 36 for her innovative leadership concerning inclusion of Jews with disabilities in all aspects of Jewish life. She is a participant in the Institute for Jewish Spirituality’s Clergy Leadership Program. In 2020, she was honored by the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance (JOFA).


Education

  • Jewish Theological Seminary, Ordination (2018)
  • JTS, M.A., Judaic Studies (2010)
  • Dickinson College, B.A., Religion and Judaic Studies (2008)

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