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Rabbi Shoshana Meira Friedman

Rabbi Shoshana Meira Friedman

Rabbi Shoshana Meira Friedman is a writer, mother, and climate activist in Boston. She serves as a rabbinic ambassador for Dayenu: A Jewish Call to Climate Action, and as the Director & Co-Founder of The Artist Beit Midrash of Hebrew College and JArts.

Rabbi Shoshana’s song “The Tide Is Rising,” which she co-wrote with her husband Yotam Schachter, has spread widely as an anthem in the climate justice movement. Her writing has been published in various venues including The New York Times, Tablet Magazine, YES! Magazine, WBUR’s Cognoscenti, and Rooted & Rising: Voices of Courage in a Time of Climate Crisis (Rowman & Littlefield, 2019).

The Tide Is Rising: A Climate Movement Anthem is forthcoming as a picture book (Beaming Books, 2025).

Rabbi Shoshana is an alumna of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship, JOIN For Justice, and Oberlin College where she was also a Henry David Thoreau Scholar. She was ordained by Hebrew College in Newton, MA and lives in Boston with her husband and son. She spends much of her time humbly doing her best to parent through a creative and neurodiversity-affirmative lens.

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