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Lauren Kurland works at American Jewish World Service as an associate director in the education and community engagement department, overseeing educational materials produced for AJWS’s domestic audiences. Prior to joining AJWS, Lauren served as director of education at Congregation Ansche Chesed in New York City. Lauren received rabbinic ordination and an M.A. in Jewish education from the Jewish Theological Seminary, and a B.A. in education and social policy from Northwestern University. Siddur Mah Tov, a children’s prayer book that Lauren co-authored, was published in April 2010 by Behrman House.

To Give Where You Live

Feb 16, 2012  |  Everyone is a Philanthropist

This post was written several weeks ago. We’re publishing it now to celebrate Lauren and wish her well on her move to Seattle. All the best to Lauren and her family!

In eight weeks, my husband and I are moving to Seattle, WA for a new job he recently accepted. Moving across the country is... Read more


Celebrating By Giving To Others

Oct 17, 2011  |  Everyone is a Philanthropist

They told me that children come with a lot of stuff. Cribs, changing tables, diapers, bottles, burp cloths, lovies. Of that I was forewarned. Bleary eyes wide open, we sought to be cognizant of the amount of baby gear we stockpiled and tried to curb the amount of stuff we purchased—we... Read more

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