Emmanuel Cantor

Title: Rabbinic Intern and Think Tank Coordinator

Emmanuel is thrilled to be back at Slifka after graduating Yale in 2018, this time as a rabbinic intern. When not connecting with students and coordinating the Slifka Think Tank, Emmanuel is a rabbinical student at the Jewish Theological Seminary, where he is a Wexner Graduate Fellow. 

 Before rabbinical school, Emmanuel worked as a community organizer for Jews United for Justice, a grassroots organization advancing social, racial, and economic justice in DC and Maryland. While doing so, he lived with *eleven* housemates in an Avodah Bayit, an intentional, cooperative community committed to exploring the intersections of Jewish identity and justice work. 

 At Yale, Emmanuel studied Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. He also facilitated workshops on consent and bystander intervention as a CCE, organized with Fossil Free Yale, and guided backpacking trips as a FOOT leader. Emmanuel found a home at Slifka, where he served as Hillel Social Justice Chair and Egalitarian Minyan Gabbai.  

 After high school, Emmanuel studied at Yeshivat Maale Gilboa in northern Israel, a big change in scenery from his native New York City. When he is not working or in class, you can find Emmanuel volunteering with the Center for Anti-Violence Education, trying his best in the kitchen, or jogging to early 2000’s top 40.