Published on January 14th, 2018 | by Leah Lazer2
BOARD MEMBER. Laura is a leader in field of Jewish environmental education, a community builder, and an artist focusing on the intersection of Torah, ecology, gender, and justice issues. She is the Senior Jewish Educator and Director of Genesis and BIMA programs for high school students at Brandeis University and will receive rabbinic ordination from Hebrew College this June. Before moving to Boston, Laura pioneered Teva’s Jewish environmental congregational and community programs nationally, worked on numerous economic justice campaigns with Jews United for Justice, and founded Etz Chayim D.C. – a local Jewish environmental and food justice collective. Laura is active in the National Havurah Movement, an avid potter, and serves communities throughout the Boston-area as an educator, soferet (scribe), and ritual leader.