Meet our dedicated ImmerseNYC Team


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Rabbi Abigail Treu, Director, The Center for Jewish Living and The David H. Sonabend Center for Israel

Rabbi Abigail Treu comes to the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan from the National Ramah Commission, where she built an alumni and community network engaging thousands of Ramah alumni and friends as Director of Strategic Advancement and Reshet Ramah. She previously served as a Rabbinic Fellow at The Jewish Theological Seminary teaching, writing, and leading High Holiday services, as well as in a number of development roles. Abby has served on the board of Big Tent Judaism, working to build Jewish communities welcoming to all kinds of Jewish families, as well as on the Women’s Committee of the Rabbinical Assembly, and is an alumna of the Clergy Training Program of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality. In 2005 she co-authored, with Dov Peretz Elkins, The Bible’s Top 50 Ideas, and she has written a number of articles and op-eds. An avid knitter and yoga enthusiast, she lives in Manhattan with her husband and three children.


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Rabbi Miriam Farber Wajnberg, Director of Adult Jewish Learning and Interfaith Engagement

Rabbi Wajnberg received rabbinical ordination and her Masters in Jewish Education from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Los Angeles. An alumna of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship, Rabbi Wajnberg worked as a community organizer with the Union for Reform Judaism’s Just Congregations and has served Jewish communities in Los Angeles, Washington state, Montana, and New York.

 Photo Credit:  MARC GOLDBERG

Photo Credit: MARC GOLDBERG

Rabbi Sara Luria, Founder

As a trained community organizer, birth doula, and chaplain, Sara incorporates into her work a passion for justice, belief in the centrality of relationships, and dedication to marking transformative, sacred experiences. Sara served as the community organizing rabbinic intern at East End Temple in Manhattan from 2010-2012. Before entering rabbinical school, she worked as a Jewish educator in the Bay Area. Sara is an alumna of the JOIN for Justice year-long fellowship that trains young Jewish leaders in community organizing, and graduated with honors from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.

Sara lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Isaac, and their young children, Caleb, Eva, and Judah.

Contact: sara@immersenyc.org