After five years as program co-director at NewGround: A Muslim Jewish Partnership for Change, Andrea Hodos recently became associate director. She co-facilitates NewGround’s MAJIC high school leadership council as well as its Professional Fellowship. Andrea has trained as a facilitator with Resetting the Table and is a member of the Jews of Color & Allies Leadership cohort of Dimensions Education Consulting.  Andrea is also the creator of Moving Torah, a method for exploring Jewish text and Jewish story using movement, theater, and writing. Her creative project, Sinai and Sunna: Women Covering, Uncovering and Recovering, initially brought her into the realm of Muslim-Jewish engagement.

Andrea has a BA in English Literature from Yale University and a MEd from Temple University in Dance Education. She is married to Rabbi Dr. Aryeh Cohen, and they have raised their two children, Shachar and Oryah, in Los Angeles. She is grateful to live in the City of Angels where her family can be part of vibrant Jewish community-building and strong multi-faith coalitions.