Rabbi Lauren Holtzblatt is the co-senior rabbi at Adas Israel Congregation in Washington, DC. Ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary, she is celebrated by the Forward as one of the 32 most inspiring rabbis in the country. Last year, she was named one of Jewish Women’s International’s (JWI) “Women to Watch,” and is a current recipient of the coveted Schusterman Fellowship, a leadership development program for individuals who are committed to growing their leadership in the Jewish community.

At Adas, Holtzblatt has revitalized our caretaking (Hesed) and bereavement efforts, co-created the acclaimed MakomDC adult learning curriculum, launched and leads our “Return Again” worship services, and directs the Jewish Mindfulness Center of Washington.