In the last 4 years, Laura has been active in developing egalitarian Sephardi/Mizrahi practice in NYC & Boston. With Natalie Haziza, Laura led the first egal S/M Yom Kippur service in Boston in 2019 with the support of Kavod Boston and the first in person Rosh Hashana egal S/M service in NYC in 2020 with the support of the JFREJ Mizrahi Caucus. Laura co-organized a series of Mizrahi Selichot, Baqashot workshops and Nusach learning over the course of the last 3 years both online and offline that have drawn hundreds of people.
Teaching an egal Moroccan Kabalat Shabbat Class at Congregation Kol Tsedek, Philadelphia & the European Academy for Jewish Liturgy (EAJL) this spring, summer and fall. Check out Events for details!