Lauren Henderson

Lauren Henderson grew up in a small but mighty Jewish community in Spartanburg, South Carolina as part of an interfaith family and went from there to Rice University in Houston, where she graduated cum laude in religious studies and history. After a year at Pardes in Jerusalem, Lauren began her rabbinic studies at the Ziegler School in Los Angeles and then moved to New York to continue studying at Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS). Recently, Lauren finished rabbinical school at JTS with a master’s degree in Midrash and a Certificate in Pastoral Care, and moved to Chicago as the Jewish Emergent Network Rabbinic Fellow at Mishkan Chicago.