Rabbi Sarah Mulhern is a faculty member of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America. She serves as the Rabbi of Base CHI, 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.