Based: Chicago, with Bay Area programs
Innovator: Rabbi Benay Lappe, Founder and Rosh Yeshiva Bio
Primary Area of Focus: Educational Experience; Community Building
Primary Population Served: Emerging Adults; Young Adults; Adults
SVARA asks: How might we provide meaningful, rigorous Talmud study to those who have been traditionally alienated from it?
Their Innovative Solution: Create interpretive communities in which Queer people can engage with Judaism as a courageous and radical tradition.