Introducing 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.

Also in 2018, in recognition of her leadership and independent scholarship, Sabrina was appointed as the Midrashist-in-Residence, National Havurah Institute and received three fellowships:

  • Selah Leadership Fellowship, Bend the Arc (June 2018);

  • Jewish Women of Color Resilience Circle, Dimensions Educational Consulting and Ashburn Seminary (March 2019); and

  • Hineni Leadership Fellowship, Hineni Fellowship (May 2019).

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​In 2019, she was one of 10 Jewish Women whose lives were highlighted by the #ShareHerStory campaign.

Memberships:

  • ​Association of Professional Chaplains

  • JWOC Alumna

  • National Association of Jewish Chaplains

  • Women Cantors Network

Education

Clinical Pastoral Education

  • Frederick Memorial Hospital Residency 2016-2017

  • Hebrew Home/Greater Washington 2013-2015

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 1976

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