Sara Meirowitz

Rabbi Sara Meirowitz was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, the daughter of a rabbi. She attended Yale University, where she found a mentor in Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld, the Associate Hillel Director. After college, Sara worked as an editor of science books before moving to Jerusalem, where she lived for four years. Sara returned to the United States, attended the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College, and now works as a rabbinic teacher at Gann Academy in Brookline, Massachusetts. 

Scope and Content Note

Sara describes her childhood and the religious practices and attitudes of her parents. She attended the Conservative Solomon Schechter Day School and transferred to a local Orthodox day school for high school. Sara traces her path to becoming a rabbi. She cites early influences from her rabbi father, experiences with Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld at Yale University's Hillel, and time spent in Jerusalem as an adult, where Sara decided to further her education and serve the community. She discusses whether ongoing changes to Modern Orthodoxy would have led her to stay Orthodox. Sara recounts her time living in Israel and her views on its current events and potential solutions and ways to help Israel. 


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Oral History of Sara Meirowitz. Interviewed by Lynne Himelstein. 2 April 2014. Jewish Women's Archive. (Viewed on February 29, 2024) <>.

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