Rabbi Sarah Bassin is Associate Rabbi at Temple Beth Emanuel in Beverly Hills. She previously 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. 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 and with USC as a Teaching Assistant in Jewish History.
Tivnu: Building Justice is optimistic that our 2020 - 21 Gap Year program will continue as planned, beginning on September 1. We are still accepting applicants, as space permits. Our staff is working remotely but with great excitement as we prepare for internships, learning, living, and enjoying the Pacific Northwest together. We will be implementing whatever modifications are needed to keep ourselves and the people we work with safe and healthy. Now, more than ever, we need to get to work, building a better world.