Rabba Eryn London
Following her return to the US after serving as the scholar in residence at the ACT Jewish Community in Canberra, Australia, she began an internship at Anshe Shalom Bnai Israel Congregation in Chicago, Illinois. She received her B.A. from Goucher College, where she majored in theatre with a double minor in Psychology and Judaic Studies. Eryn subsequently earned an M.A. at Goldsmiths, University of London, where she specialized in applied drama: theatre in educational, community and social contexts. Eryn made Aliyah in February of 2010 and has since resided in Jerusalem, Israel. In Israel, she has studied at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, taught theatre at Emunah V’Omanut seminary, directed a number of plays at the Association of Americans and Canadians in Israel and worked as a therapeutic recreation specialist in a nursing home. Prior to her studies at Yeshivat Maharat, Eryn studied for three years at the Susi Bradfield Women’s Insitute of Halachic Leadership at Midreshet Lindenbaum. Eryn co-led a community minyan; the minyan served the young adult community of Jerusalem and included religious as well as social events. In addition, she is one of the co-founders of “Gam Yachad”, a multi-denominational Beit Midrash for rabbinical students, now with branches in Jerusalem and New York. Eryn served as the rabbinic intern at the Mt. Freedom Jewish Center in 2014, and recently completed one unit of CPE while interning at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. Eryn has lectured in Israel, the United Kingdom, the United States and Australia.