Core Semikha, Class of 2025
Sarah Kaufman came to Yeshivat Maharat after working with high school students at the Tikvah Fund. She received her B.A. from Johns Hopkins University in International Relations and History. Sarah planned to enter the world of Washington, D.C. think tanks after completing internships at various policy research institutions but decided during her senior year to instead pursue further her Jewish education. She then spent a year at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem and discovered her love of beit midrash learning. Sarah lives in Manhattan and can be found baking challah, browsing used bookstores, and wrestling with Jewish texts.
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