The Shalvi/Hyman Encyclopedia of Jewish Women

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Sabrina Sojourner

by JWA Staff
Our work to expand the Encyclopedia is ongoing. We are providing this brief biography for Sabrina Sojourner until we are able to commission a full entry.

Sabrina Sojourner

Hazzan Sabrina Sojourner is a seasoned cantor whose spoken word midrashim create a larger vision of who we are as a people, inspiring us to take better care of ourselves, each other, and our planet. The 2018 Midrashist-in-Residence at the National Havurah Committee, Sojourner is also a former lecturer in Women’s Studies at San Francisco State University and has a national reputation as writer, speaker, facilitator, and thought leader on diversity and multiculturalism. Based in Rockville, MD, she serves the Charles E. Smith Life Communities campus and unaffiliated Jewish families in the Greater Washington, DC area and across the country. She’s among many Jewish Women of Color calling on the broader Jewish community to stand together “at the intersection of racism, sexism and anti-Semitism… against white supremacy, patriarchy and religious oppression in all its forms…” She recently launched, “Training the Heart to Listen,” a new tool for congregations to create transformational conversations for diversity and inclusion.

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Sabrina Sojourner." (Viewed on December 4, 2023) <>.


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