Rabbi Aliza Schwartz, Cooperberg-Rittmaster Rabbinical Intern

Rabbi Aliza Schwartz (she/her) is a rabbinical student at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, expecting to graduate in 2024. Aliza was in leadership for many years at Kavod, a multi-ethnic, multi-racial community led by young Jews that lives out its values through vibrant Jewish ritual, transformative social justice organizing, and collective responsibility. Rabbi Aliza served on Kavod’s board for four years and as Board President for two. Rabbi Aliza worked for about 3.5 years at the New Israel Fund as Assistant Director for the New England Region, and she has been a strategy coach and trainer for IfNotNow. She is an alumna of AmeriCorps and JOIN for Justice’s Jewish Organizing Fellowship. Aliza is coming to CBST after spending a school year in Israel/Palestine, where she was both studying and doing solidarity work, especially with Palestinian communities in the South Hebron Hills of the West Bank. Rabbi Aliza is absolutely thrilled to be joining the CBST community.

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