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Rabbi Sarah Mulhern is a former faculty member of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America. She serves as the Rabbi of Base LNCLN, a Jewish home for college students and young adults in Lincoln Park, Chicago.

While at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, Sarah led the Created Equal Project: teaching, writing, doing research, developing curricula, training educators, and directing educational programs on topics related to gender, ethical leadership, and moral use of power. She was a member of the first cohort of the North American David Hartman Center Fellowship.

Sarah was ordained by the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College and received private rabbinic ordination from Rabbi Daniel Landes. She also earned a Masters in Jewish Education from Hebrew College. She is an alumna of Yeshivat Hadar, Pardes Institute, Drisha Institute, Beit Midrash Har El, Brandeis University, and the Wexner Graduate Fellowship.

Previously, Sarah worked in a variety of settings, including pulpits, social justice organizations, mikvaot, hospitals, and in formal and experiential education. She is a well-regarded adult education teacher, and has taught across the country and in Israel.

Sarah lives in Chicago with her husband, Rabbi William Friedman, and their children.

Feb 24, 2024

Sarah Mulhern


Sep 8, 2020

Sarah Mulhern, Sheila Katz, Shira Berkovits

Jul 8, 2020

Sarah Mulhern explores the ethics of dan l'chaf zechut in the context of #MeToo

May 15, 2020

Sarah Mulhern pushes us to consider whether we are working for equality, equity, or revolution when we work for gender and other kinds of justice.

Apr 22, 2020

What are the different ways that we can understand diverse and separated groups of Jews as one people?

May 1, 2018

Like any good rabbi, I have better questions than answers. But I have deep faith in the relevant power of Torah as we begin to write this new Talmud together.

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