Rabbi Adina Allen is an educator and prayer leader whose passion lies at the intersection of Judaism, ecology and creativity. Adina brings to her teaching an openness, authenticity and deep love for Judaism. She seeks to foster a learning environment in which participants are supported in taking creative risks and empowered to build bridges between their personal experience and the collective experience that resides in our texts and tradition.
Adina leads creative Jewish learning workshops that are engaging, accessible and fun on topics including God, spirituality, Shmita, feminism, Israel, social justice, sustainability, LGBT issues, parshat ha-shavua, and Jewish holidays. She has led creative arts beit midrash sessions–using art, writing, music and movement to explore texts–in a wide variety of Jewish settings across the country, including as a Wexner Graduate Fellow, Rabbinic Fellow at Tufts University Hillel, Education Fellow at the Brandeis Collegiate Institute, CIRCLE interfaith leadership fellow, visiting faculty member at Adamah.
Co-founder of the Movement Minyan, Adina leads experiences exploring prayer, theology and communal issues through guided embodied practice. In 2012 she brought this work to the National Havurah Summer Institute as Liturgist in Residence. A certified yoga instructor, Adina has taught yoga for over a decade, including at Jewish retreats, conferences, Hillels, and as an instructor for Piyut North America’s Shira Yoga.
Adina is currently working on the launch of a new Jewish learning and creative arts venture with her husband, Jeff Kasowitz. In her free time Adina loves to play with her 1-year old, swim laps, bake cupcakes, and stand on her head.
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