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Lauren Berkun

Shalom Hartman Institute of North America
Director of Rabbinic and Synagogue Programs
Aventura, Florida

Rabbi Lauren Berkun is the Director of Rabbinic and Synagogue Programs for the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America. She graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University with a B.A. in Religion. Rabbi Berkun was ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary in 2001 and was a Wexner Graduate Fellow, a CLAL Rabbinic Intern, and a Rabbinic Fellow in the Shalom Hartman Institute’s Rabbinic Leadership Initiative. She has also served as the JTS Midwest KOLLOT Rabbinic Scholar, Director of Lifelong Learning at Congregation Shaarey Zedek in Southfield, Michigan, and Scholar-in-Residence for the Women’s Department of Federation. Berkun has written and taught extensively on the topics of Mikveh, Sexual Ethics, and Body Image. She is also a certified Sivananda yoga instructor and teaches seminars on Jewish meditation and Jewish mysticism. She lives in Aventura, Florida, with her husband, Rabbi Jonathan Berkun of the Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center, and their children, Jeremy, Jonah, and Eliana.

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Sunday, February 21