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Rabbi Lauren Holtzblatt

Rabbi Lauren Holtzblatt, ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary, oversees all adult education at Adas Israel DC, in addition to her many pastoral and service leadership duties. She co-created three nationally recognized projects now operating out of Adas Israel — [email protected] (a community of Jewish Young Professionals [re]discovering their Jewish identities through programs, services, and events), MakomDC (a 21st century learning center offering dynamic programming and study around a variety of secular and religious topics), and the Jewish Mindfulness Center of Washington (a Center dedicated to harnessing Jewish Mindfulness and contemplative practices). She has also developed the Return Again Shabbat and High Holy Day experiences – soulful, musical worship experiences that attract thousands of Adas members and other DC-area Jews.