Society for the Advancement of Judaism
“A tradition can live only so long as it continues to change.”
—Rabbi Mordecai M. Kaplan
The SAJ Welcomes Rabbi Lauren Grabelle Herrmann
Rabbi Lauren began her term on July 1, 2015.
Lauren Grabelle Herrmann graduated from The Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in June 2006. After serving in rabbinic internships in Indiana, New Jersey, New York City, and Boston, Rabbi Lauren founded Kol Tzedek Synagogue in West Philadelphia in 2004, along with a handful of community members. Utilizing her training in community organizing through the Jewish Organizing Initiative & Network (JOIN), Rabbi Lauren built the community through individual meetings and leadership development. Today, Kol Tzedek is a dynamic, diverse, and growing community, with over 140 household units (with members ranging from ages 25 to 95) and with over 60 children in its religious school.
Read more about Rabbi Lauren by clicking here.