Leah Kahn

Leah Kahn

Leah Kahn is currently the Senior Director of the Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Experience at Hillel International. She spent 5 years at Berkeley Hillel as the Senior Jewish Educator where she was the key innovator and builder in developing fellowship experiences that grew to inspire hundreds of students to build vibrant Jewish lives. Nationally, Leah developed the second edition of the Jewish Learning Fellowship curriculum and is the author of the Jewish Learning Fellowship 2.0: Life's Bigger Questions. She holds a BA in Dance Performance and Arts Entrepreneurship from Columbia College Chicago, a Masters in Jewish Studies and Experiential Education from the Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies and a certificate in Jewish Studies from The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies. She is a 2016 Pomegranate Prize recipient (Covenant Foundation), a 2018 recipient of the Fromer Award in Arts and Education for her work as a choreographer (East Bay Federation), and received the Katz Innovation Award from the Office of Innovation in 2018. She is currently a fellow in the inaugural Jewish Pedagogies Circle created by M2: The Institute for Jewish Experiential Education. Over the last decade, Leah has developed a unique pedagogical approach that is used to train and induct more than 350 campus rabbis and educators in the art of teaching. In addition to her work as an educator, she is a certified yoga teacher, a lover of Torah, a lifelong modern dancer, a Shabbat enthusiast and a mean vegan cook. She lives in Berkeley, CA with her husband and daughter.