Hannah Pomerantz is a rabbinical and education student at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, where she expects to be ordained at the Los Angeles campus in 2027. Hannah was born and raised in the suburbs of New York City, and moved to Cleveland, OH, to attend Case Western Reserve University. During her undergraduate career at CWRU, she received BAs in History and Political Science and her MA in Bioethics and Medical Humanities. Her passion for Judaism and Jewish life grew steadily during her time at CWRU, and she subsequently worked as the Ezra Jewish Education Fellow at the University of Rochester and the Eastman School of Music. In this role, she facilitated the Hillel flagship Jewish Learning Fellowship and led Jewish cultural and religious events. Matriculating in Fall 2021 with the Year-in-Israel, Hannah also began the Weitzman-JDC Fellowship for Global Jewish Leaders at HUC-JIR. She spent her summer of 2023 as the Rabbinic Legislative Fellow at the Jewish Center for Justice. Outside of school, she loves to cook, bake, hike, and read. In spring 2023, she won the Beverly Hills Farmers Market Rugelach Bake Off! She is an avid sports fan and is glad to live in LA as she is a strong supporter of Angel City FC in the National Women’s Soccer League and is a fan of the WNBA. She also recently adopted a cat named Midge with her partner.