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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 has a BA in Religion from Princeton University, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Rabbi Berkun was ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary in 2001. She was a Wexner Graduate Fellow, a CLAL Rabbinic Intern, and a Rabbinic Fellow in the Shalom Hartman Institute’s Rabbinic Leadership Initiative. Rabbi Lauren has also served as the JTS Midwest KOLLOT Rabbinic Scholar, Director of Lifelong Learning at Congregation Shaarey Zedek in Southfield, Michigan, and is a frequent scholar-in-residence for leadership seminars at Jewish Federations across North America. Rabbi Lauren has written and taught extensively on the topics of mikvah, sexual ethics, and body image. She is a certified Sivananda yoga instructor. She lives in Aventura, Florida, with her husband, Rabbi Jonathan Berkun, spiritual leader of Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center, and their three children. 

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