JTS Alum Rabbi Jessica Minnen Named to the Jewish Week’s “36 Under 36” List of Visionary Leaders

Jewish Week’s seventh annual “36 Under 36” list of rising Jewish innovators for 2014 features Rabbi Jessica Minnen, graduate of The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS).

While a student at JTS, Rabbi Jessica Minnen (RS '13) founded Seven Wells, a sex-education program for adults that draws on Jewish texts and values to connect the notion of healthy intimacy with the idea of healthy spirituality. Rabbi Minnen also holds a High Holy Day pulpit position at Beth El Congregation in Bethesda, Maryland, and works as assistant director of the Jewish Journey Project, where she leads a team of over 20 educators and creates alternative curricular models. She is director of content and training for the Shabbat Project, a new joint project of the Steinhardt Foundation and the Paul Singer Family Foundation, which works to "inspire, support and enable" young Jewish adults to create their own Shabbat dinner experiences.

Read the full article in the Jewish Week.