rabbi jennie Rosenn, founder & ceo

Rabbi Jennie Rosenn, Founder & CEO of Dayenu, has twice been named one of the Forward’s 50 most influential Jews in America, and in 2022 was named one of the top 22 faith leaders to watch by the Center for American Progress.

Rabbi Rosenn has spent more than two decades leading Jewish non-profit organizations, advocating for social change and creating dynamic new initiatives at the heart of the Jewish social justice movement. Before founding Dayenu, she served as vice president for community engagement at HIAS, where she built a robust Jewish movement responding to the global refugee crisis.

Prior to serving at HIAS, Rabbi Rosenn spent nearly a decade growing the Jewish social justice movement as the director of the Jewish Life and Values Program at the Nathan Cummings Foundation. There she built the Jewish Social Justice Roundtable and the Selah Leadership Training Program, while spearheading initiatives to cultivate the environmental movement and women as agents of change in Israel.

Rabbi Rosenn has also served as rabbi at Columbia/Barnard Hillel, a founding board member of AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps and Repair the World, and on the boards of the Jewish Funders Network and New York Jobs with Justice.

Rabbi Rosenn was ordained by Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion where she was a Wexner Graduate Fellow.

She lives in New York City with her husband, Rabbi David Rosenn, and their two sons.

Video appearances

Rabbie Rosenn videos

3 Videos

podcast appearances

Braving the Wilderness with Rabbi Jennie Rosenn

No Place Like Home

What is our responsibility in the Climate Crisis? with Rabbie Jennie Rosenn

Essential Questions with Rabbi Dan Levin

A Moment to Say Enough

Just For This


Polluted skies over NYC will become our new normal — and this is why we organize
The Forward, June 2023
The Supreme Court’s decision on the EPA is devastating. Jews must hold that grief as we forge ahead
The Forward, June 2022