Facilitating important conversations with Sabrina Sojourner – Washington Jewish Week – DC Initiative on Racial Equity
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Sabrina Sojourner

Sabrina Sojourner wears many hats. She is an advocate, a word artist, a “facilitator of important conversations,” as she puts it, a hazzan, a mother and a grandmother. Having just turned 69, she considers how she can make Judaism and the wider world more inclusive and equitable.

As the spiritual leader of the Revitz House at Charles E. Smith Life Communities and as a chaplain and hazzan at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Sojourner serves the spiritual needs of Jewish patients.

Sojourner said her aim is to make Jewish liturgy accessible for everyone in her care. “I have always loved liturgy, but I have been mostly dissatisfied with its delivery,” she said. “It seemed like the tradition put a lot of emphasis on men with dramatic voices and not enough emphasis on the spiritual delivery of the liturg


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