Rabbi Sarah Bassin

Board Member

Los Angeles, CA

Rabbi Sarah Bassin, Board Member, is Associate Rabbi of Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills. Prior to joining Temple Emanuel, Rabbi Bassin served as Executive Director of LA–based NewGround: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change. Under Rabbi Bassin’s leadership, NewGround was named one of the 50 Most Innovative and Inspiring Organizations in the Jewish Community by the Slingshot Guide. Governor Jerry Brown named the high school leadership program developed by Rabbi Bassin as California’s Faith-Based Organization of the Year in 2013. In addition, Rabbi Bassin was named as one of online magazine Splashlife’s list of 30 people under the age of 30 to watch in civic leadership. An avid leader in Jewish innovation, Rabbi Bassin is a member of the ROI Community of Jewish innovators, and she is an alumna of the prestigious Joshua Venture Group Fellowship. She currently serves on the Boards of the Joshua Venture Group and NewGround: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change. Her breadth of rabbinic, teaching and community service experience includes work with the School of Jewish Nonprofit Management at Hebrew Union College as their mentorship program coordinator, with USC as a Teaching Assistant in Jewish History, as a Rabbinic Intern with the Board of Rabbis of Southern California, and as Hospital Chaplain at UCLA’s Santa Monica Health Center.