Core Semikha, Class of 2027
Anna Eisenstat grew up in a religious community in Israel and studied in the women’s beit midrash in Migdal Oz before serving in the IDF. She was awarded the Amirim Humanities Scholarship to pursue her BA in Comparative Religious Studies and Interdisciplinary Humanities from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. During her time at Hebrew University, Anna participated in the Van Leer Institute’s Research Group on Secularism and Religion and worked as an editor for the Hayo Haya History Journal. She studied at the Beit Prat Midrasha and served as a member of their Jerusalem community leadership board.
Anna has recently completed her Master’s in Theological Studies at Harvard Divinity School with a concentration in Comparative Studies. While at Harvard, she served as the co-president of the Jewish Student Association Kehilla and focused on spiritual caregiving and chaplaincy training. Anna’s current research interests lie at the intersection of Mysticism and Gender Studies in Judaism and Christianity in the Middle Ages.
Whether in Cambridge or Jerusalem, Anna loves hosting big Shabbat meals, painting, and collecting books she never gets around to reading.
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