Arielle Rivera Korman (she/they/siya) co-founded Ammud: the Jews of Color Torah Academy, and served as its founding executive director. She was a PhD. student at Columbia University in religion (the Jewish Studies track) but mastered out to pursue Jewish leadership and, finally, to enter rabbinical school at the Jewish Theological Seminary where she is in her first year of studies. Arielle is also a Jewish musician and recently toured with Batya Levine and Aly Halpert, supporting both of them as they presented their albums Karov and Loosen. Arielle takes music seriously as a pathway to survival and meaning-making in a world of equal parts love and uncertainty. She is thrilled to be joining the Dayenu team and the Jewish call to action around climate change. She is a proud New Yorker and misses the original H&H bagels every day. The memory of its smell wafting into the streets of the Upper West Side keeps her grounded in sacred longing.

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