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Engagement Associate

Ethan Blake

As Kane Street’s Engagement Associate, Ethan Blake works as a Shul membership expander, R&D entrepreneur, event organiser, and creative community organizer for all ages and interests. He will also be starting as a Jewish studies and Hebrew teacher at Kane Street’s Hebrew School, starting in the fall.

You may find him strumming and singing original niggunim on a Friday night, teaching about kabbalistic meditation and social action, or scooping eco-Kashrut ice cream.

Since graduating from Brown University in 2017 with an Urban Studies degree, Ethan ran the afterschool enrichment program at Seattle Jewish Community School, taught at various Brooklyn Jewish schools, co-led the Tivnu Gap Year program, studied at Urban Adamah, Green Gulch Farm Zen Center, and Romemu Yeshiva, and founded a regenerative food pop-up called Farmwich. He is also a writer who recently finished a novella, The Non-Prophets, and whose essays have been published in the The Forward, Civil Eats, Tricycle, and Salon.

He intends to become a rabbi, is a board member of Rabbi Regina Sandler-Philips’ Ways of Peace, and is founding an architectural Sukkot festival called 16 Cubits.

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