By drawing universal points of connection between ancient wisdom,
and the spiritual, cultural and social issues of the day, Rabbi Jennifer Krause offers a fresh voice and unique perspective.
Dubbed "one of NYC's Hippest Rabbis" and "the Jewish Katie Couric" by WNET's MetroFocus, Jen served as the High Holidays rabbi at Manhattan's 92nd Street Y, and is the first woman to hold that post in 92Y's 140-year history. During the course of a decade, Jen's innovative, inspiring and welcoming approach drew thousands to celebrate the High Holiday season at 92Y's storied Kaufmann Concert Hall, via live stream on abcnews.go and through broadcasts on Jewish Life Television (JLTV) and the Armed Forces Network (AFN).
In addition to serving as 92Y's High Holidays rabbi, Jen frequently appeared at 92Y as a host, presenter and moderator. She has shared the stage with such notable thought leaders, artists and innovators as: New York restaurateur and CEO of the Union Square Hospitality Group Danny Meyer, actor and photographer Leonard Nimoy, financial journalist Jean Chatzky, "Sex and the City" and "Modern Family" writer/producer Cindy Chupack, pioneer in integrative medicine Dr. Andrew Weil, Everything Is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close author Jonathan Safran Foer, author and psychotherapist Esther Perel, religious thinker and Charter for Compassion creator Karen Armstrong, When Bad Things Happen to Good People author Rabbi Harold Kushner, Ambassador Dennis Ross, actor/comedian Jason Alexander, sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer, and Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel.
The author of The Answer: Making Sense of Life, One Question at a Time (Perigee), Jen's writing and commentary have been featured in Newsweek, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, The Daily Beast, Time.com and O, The Oprah Magazine. Jen's work also appears in O's Big Book of Happiness (Oxmoor House), and the forthcoming O's Little Guide to Finding Your True Purpose (Flatiron Books, Fall 2015).
Jen received her BA, with Honors, from Washington University in St. Louis, and her MA and Rabbinic Ordination from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Jerusalem and New York.
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