Our Student Rabbi

Ada Luisa Sinacore is a Jewish innovator, devoted to social justice, diversity, equity and inclusion work.  After graduating with First Class Honours from McGill University, Luisa spent the bulk of her professional career building creative and inclusive spaces for young adults.  For example, Luisa worked at Hillel Montreal, aiding students to develop ties with the larger Montreal Jewish community through Jewish education, community development and spirituality.  Over the course of her tenure, Hillel Montreal became the first Canadian Institution to participate in the Ruderman Ambassador Program.  In addition, she stewarded several initiatives such as JQueer and Arts L’Kol.  Luisa also built and chaired Next Dor, a progressive, pluralistic Jewish community group for individuals aged 18-40.  A devoted spiritual leader and a gifted vocalist, she was featured in a CBC documentary about religious music entitled, Daughters of the Voice.  The recipient of the JCF Community Leadership Award, Luisa is now completing her third year of rabbinical school at HUC-JIR and beginning the Tisch Fellowship program.  Impassioned by community work, Luisa is excited to be joining the NFRS community in the coming year as the student Rabbi.