About Sabrina Sojourner

Shaliakh Tzibur and Community Chaplain Sabrina Sojourner has been leading services, teaching, and cultivating curiosity within Judaism for nearly 20 years. She’s been a featured speaker, scholar-in-residence, and faculty at synagogues, conferences, retreats, and Shabbatons across the country.

 

Based in Rockville, MD, she serves as the Spiritual Leader for Revitz House, a residence of the Charles E. Smith Life Communities. She leads services, teaches on a variety of topics; prepares young and the elder young for bar/bat mitzvah, and tends to life-cycle, spiritual, and chaplain services for the campus and for unaffiliated Jewish families wherever she is needed.

In 2018, she launched Training the Heart to Listen, a conversational approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Based on Jewish values, the design invites participants to use their spirituality, the sacredness of their community, and the values of their faith tradition for this important, and often difficult, discussion.

Selected Featured Speaker and Residencies 

The Jewish People of Color National Shabbaton 

 Virtual

Quarantine Anniversary Vigil 

Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC   

  

Listening With the Heart

Resnik Memorial Lecturer Congregation Beth El Sisterhood Shabbat, Bethesda, MD 

Yizkor, Yom Kippur 

National Jews of Color High Holiday Services

Virtual

Erased From Memory: Origins of Humanity & Origins of Jews”   

Anshe Chesed, New York

 

Training the Heart to Listen

Scholar-in-Residence Oseh Shalom Congregation, Laurel, MD

 

Featured Speaker, Performance Artist &

Spiritual Leader                 

National Women’s Studies Association

Annual Conference

Midrashist-in-Residence 

National Havurah Summer Institute 

​Memberships:

  • ​Association of Professional Chaplains

  • JWOC Alumna

  • National Association of Jewish Chaplains

  • National JOC Misphahah Project

  • Women Cantors Network

Education

Clinical Pastoral Education 2013-2017

Frederick Memorial Hospital Residency and Hebrew Home/Greater Washington

Davvening Leadership Training Institute 6

Elat Chayim, Isabella Freedman

Master of Arts, Transformative Leadership and Social Change

Maryland University for Integrative Health 

Bachelor of Arts, Theatre Arts 

University of California, Santa Barbara