Rabbi Lauren Tuchman

“Inclusion is not something done from without but has been a part of Jewish and rabbinic tradition for thousands of years.”

About me ...
  • Ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary (2018)

  • Named to the Jewish Week’s "36 Under 36" for innovative leadership on inclusion of Jews with disabilities in all aspects of Jewish life

  • Delivered ELI Talk: "We All Were At Sinai: The Transformative Power of Inclusive Torah" (2017)

  • Teaches with Rabbi David Jaffe and the Inside Out Wisdom and Action Project, based on the practice of Mussar and teachings of Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav

  • Serves on the board of JOIN for Justice, training Jews in community organizing for social change

I'm Passionate about ...
  • Torah study

  • Making prayer meaningful

  • Spiritual mentoring

  • Contemplative practice

  • Meditation

  • Feminism and Jewish text and tradition

  • Disability justice and Jewish tradition