Rabbi Avigayil Halpern

Avigayil Halpern (she/her) is a rabbi and writer whose work focuses on feminist and queer Torah, most recently through her newsletter project, Approaching ( Halpern has taught in Torah institutions, synagogues, and served as the Cooperberg-Rittmaster Pastoral and Educational Intern at Congregation Beit Simchat Torah in 2023.

Halpern holds rabbinic ordination from the Hadar Institute, and a BA in Judaic Studies from Yale University. Halpern has completed a unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at New York Presbyterian/Columbia, is trained as a Mikveh Guide through Rising Tide, the national network of community mikvaot, and has participated in Faith Matters' Movement Chaplaincy Training. Halpern was selected as one of the New York Jewish Week's "36 Under 36" in 2021, and as a "Vatichtov: She Writes" fellow in 2022.

Rabbi Avigayil Halpern Favorite Subjects


Jewish Law (Halakha)




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