Rabbi Avigayil Halpern…You Should Know

By Washington Jewish Week

Rabbi Avigayil Halpern has taught Torah, built community and written for more than a decade, viewing traditional Jewish texts through feminist and LGBTQ+ lenses. Originally from Connecticut, Halpern, 27, now lives in the Adams Morgan neighborhood in Washington, D.C.

In July, Halpern will start as the founding rabbi of Based-In Washington, D.C., which is an offshoot of Base — a network of home-centered Jewish communities for young adults. Halpern, who was ordained in June 2023, will host events both at her home and at local bars, parks and other locations.

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