• Rabbi Talia Kaplan

    Talia Kaplan serves as a rabbi at Congregation Beth Shalom in Overland Park, Kansas. Informed by chaplaincy and organizing, she takes a relational, empathetic approach to communal leadership. In partnership with organizations like UN Women, NCJW, and the CJLS, Rabbi Kaplan has written, spoken, and created educational resources—her favorite topics being the intersection of Judaism and justice and the interplay between gender and ritual. Rabbi Kaplan holds a BA from Wesleyan University and will receive rabbinic ordination, an MA in Jewish Gender and Women's Studies, and a Certificate in Pastoral Care and Counseling from the Jewish Theological Seminary in May 2024.

Parashat Mishpatim: The Torah of Disorienting Moments

The Torah of Disorienting Moments

Talia Kaplan (JTS RS '24) explores parashat Mishpatim and the Torah of disorienting moments, reflecting on her rabbinical school experience.