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Ariana Katz

Ariana Katz is a rabbinical student at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, graduating in the spring of 2018. She is a queer white Ashkenazi femme 4th generation Philadelphian who sees rooted ritual and radical organizing as her Jewish legacy. She is the founding rabbi of Hinenu: The Baltimore Justice Shtiebl, a community in Baltimore, Maryland. Ariana was the creator and host of Kaddish, a podcast about death and identity. She is a ritual maker and ruckus organizer and has taught learners ages 3-93 for over a decade. Ariana has served as a volunteer chaplain at Planned Parenthood and currently sits on the Planned Parenthood board of Southeast Pennsylvania. Ariana is training to be a soferet, scribe of sacred Jewish texts. arianakatz.com