Bronwen Mullin

( she/her )
Faculty

Rabbi Bronwen Mullin (ord. 2017, MA Midrash JTS, BA in Theater and Religious Studies, Sarah Lawrence College) is the rabbi of Carov, an independent mishkan with a mission in Jersey City, and was the first-ever appointed Rabbinic Artist-in-Residence of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. She is the co-founder of Meta-Phys Ed with performance artist/director Jesse Freedman. Rabbi Bronwen has held teaching positions at JTS, The Schechter Institute in Jerusalem, The Academy of Jewish Religion in New York, Art Kibbutz New York (where she also served as Artistic Director), the Romemu Yeshiva, the JCC of Manhattan, and the 14th Street Y.

Selected works include: “Chalom: A Dream Opera” (Hebrew/Aramaic, International Fringe Festival/FringeNYC 2012); “Bat Yiftach: A Tragic Punk Opera” (English/Hebrew, The Kreischer Mansion 2016) and “Ca’asi Revaya: Nigunim For A Raging Heart” (album release Winter 2022). She is deeply proud and humbled at the same time to be on the faculty of SVARA where she gets to practice fully her most beloved art form—radical Judaism.

Blog posts by Bronwen Mullin

When We Gather in Wonder

Something pretty darn exciting is happening next month. For the first time in what feels like a long time, our…

Mishnah Yoma Chapter 1 Mishnah 5 Pt. 7

הוּא פוֹרֵשׁ וּבוֹכֶה וְהֵן פּוֹרְשִׁין וּבוֹכִין [The High Priest] would leave and weep, and they would leave and weep. We…

Mishnah Yoma Chapter 1 Mishnah 4 Pt. 3

מִפְּנֵי שֶׁהַמַּאֲכָל מֵבִיא אֶת הַשֵּׁנָה…because food induces sleep. As I was enjoying my yogurt and mango while y’all were in…

Mishnah Yoma Chapter 1 Mishnah 3 Pt. 4

עֶרֶב יוֹם הַכִּפּוּרִים שַׁחֲרִית מַעֲמִידִין אוֹתוֹ בְּשַׁעַר מִזְרָח On the morning of Yom Kippur eve, the Elders stand [The High…

As Our Learning Leads to Action

In preparation for the start of this zman (semester) of learning at SVARA, which many of us began this week,…

A Season of So Many Questions

As a member of SVARA’s teaching team, I get asked a lot of questions. Being in conversation with our learning…

To Know and Be Known

A few weeks back, it fell on me to give a benediction at a breakfast for the Boy Scouts of…

She Shall Inscribe Her Hand to God

For the last thirteen years, I’ve been an advisor to my Jewish friends, congregants, students and colleagues about their tattoos.…

A Strange Dance With Mourning

This Saturday night, Jews around the world will observe the holiday of Tisha B’Av, which is a strange holiday for…

A World of More Chevruta

I would have never made it through rabbinical school without my chevruta, Rabbi Emily Barton. Emily always knew how to…

How We Question

I like to think that our fairy-Rabbi-ancestors would have been proud to watch their descendants witness the nomination of the…

Call Me By Your Baraita

Who knew that reciting a baraita—one of the bits of text in the Talmud from the Tannaim, the Rabbis of…