Welcome Student Rabbi Jade Sank
Jade Sank grew up in Kinnelon, New Jersey and at Barnert Temple in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey. Growing up, Jade was a competitive equestrian, an active member of NFTY, the North American Federation of Temple Youth and a thespian. She spent her summers as a teen at the French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts, with the URJ’s Urban Mitzvah Corps and at the URJ Kutz Camp where she returned as a staff member for several summers. In college, Jade spent a semester abroad in Nepal and Northern India on a Tibetan Studies program where she conducted research on a Tibetan youth movement modeled after the liberal and reform Jewish youth movements of the United Kingdom. She graduated in 2012 from Brandeis University with her BA in Anthropology and International and Global Studies. Following graduation, Jade returned to Barnert Temple as a preschool and religious school teacher and interned with Rabbi Billy Dreskin with the Woodlands Community Temple confirmation class. Upon her return from her first year of rabbinical school in Israel, Jade worked as the Jewish Educator for Passport NYC, a sleep-away summer program at the 92nd Street Y for teens interested in arts industries, taught Hebrew and Jewish studies at Congregation Beth Elohim in Park Slope, Brooklyn, and taught online through Shalom Learning. Most recently, Jade served as a chaplain intern at NYU Langone Medical Center. Jade is currently living in Park Slope, Brooklyn, and is a third-year rabbinical student at HUC-JIR. She enjoys cooking, eating, guitar lessons, and listening to Carole King.
Rabbi Jade expects to receive her Rabbinic Ordination in 2018.
We heartily welcome Jade and look forward to her spiritual leadership during the 2015-2016 year.