Greater LA Cohort
Andrea serves as the Program Co-Director for NewGround: a Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change. Each year she co-facilitates cohorts of Jewish and Muslim established and emerging leaders, building relationships to impact the civic fabric of Los Angeles and beyond. Andrea is also the creator of Moving Torah, a method for exploring Jewish text and Jewish story using movement, theater, and writing. She performs and leads Moving Torah workshops throughout Southern California and nationally. Andrea has worked in Jewish education and Jewish arts education for 25 years, including as a teacher of Jewish Studies at Milken Community High School for 9 years where she was also the Jewish Arts Coordinator. Andrea has a BA in English Literature from Yale University, and an MA in Dance Education from Temple University. She is married to Prof. Aryeh Cohen, a Professor in the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies. They have two children, Oryah and Shachar.
Common programs we bring to campuses and communities.
Building a field of skilled practitioners.
Teaching leaders to build a culture of dialogue and deliberation for their constituents.
Bridging American divides.