Jorge Sánchez

( he/him )
SVARA Fellow

Jorge Sánchez was born in Hialeah, a suburb of Miami, Florida, on Tequesta land. He has spent most of his adult life writing poetry and teaching English, helping students own the transformative potential of reading and writing. Jorge discovered the beauty of Talmud in 2016 at a One Night Stand and has been learning with SVARA ever since. When Jorge is not learning Talmud, teaching or writing, he is usually kayaking or outdoors-ing in Chicago on Potawatomi land where he lives with his spouse, Elizabeth Wetmore, and their son.