It’s about Inclusivity: Kevah Fellow Rachel Cohn
Rachel Cohn is a rabbinical student at the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies. Originally from the Chicago suburbs, she received her B.A. and Masters in Teaching from Brown University. Rachel spent three years teaching at the Pacific Boychoir Academy in Oakland, CA, then completed the Adamah Jewish Farming Fellowship in Connecticut and the Pardes program in Experiential Jewish Education in Jerusalem. She now lives in Los Angeles with her husband Andrew, teaching religious school at IKAR and Leo Baeck Temple. In her free time, Rachel may be found hiking a trail, riding her bike, or drinking a smoothie.
Rachel will present ‘From Outsiders to Insiders: Differences and disabilities through a rabbinic lens’
How did the sages respond to people whose minds or bodies worked differently from their own? This class will explore ways that rabbinic texts view various types of differences and disabilities. We will aim to glean wisdom from these texts to uncover how our communities can become more inclusive today.