Kendra stands in front of an orange wall and smiles at the camera. They are wearing a gray sweater and blue denim jacket.

Kendra Saperstein

( they/them )
Rabbinic Intern

Kendra Saperstein is a connector of people and seeks to be a truth-teller and generous human. Through their love of our people, Kendra works to strengthen the relationships of Jews of Color across the Midwest and beyond, by weaving the past, present and future Toraitic tissue between and through us. Kendra’s deep insight, quick wit and compassionate accountability is a gift to the beit midrash anywhere, but especially the Kollel. A Detroiter in diaspora, they currently live in Philadelphia where they are studying to become a rabbi and nourishing all of us through their liberatory Torah and lots of potlucks. (This bio was lovingly prepared by their chevruta, Koach.)

Blog posts by Kendra Saperstein

The Time-Traveling Talmud

When I became Jewish, I didn’t realize that I was looking for ancestors. And yet, as I emerged from the…

A Little More Darkness

An astrophoto of C/2011 W3 (Lovejoy), taken by Kendra’s grandfather, Bill.     בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יי אֱלקֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעולָם אֲשֶׁר…