Hannah Kapnik Ashar

Hannah Kapnik Ashar (Bronfman Fellow ’04) is in her final year as a fellow in Hadar’s Advanced Kollel, where, this year, she is studying the laws of mourning, marriage, and conversion, alongside studies in midrash and prayer. She is a fellow in The Center for Rabbinic Innovation’s Fellowship for Rabbinic Entrepreneurs, through which Hannah is cultivating text- and spiritual practice-based Jewish women’s retreats. This will be Hannah’s fifth summer as a Faculty Member at The Bronfman Fellowship, where she previously was the Manager of Fellowship Year Experience.  Hannah served for five years as the Associate Spiritual Leader of Congregation Bonai Shalom, the Conservative synagogue in Boulder, Colorado. She graduated from Wellesley College cum laude and has studied at Hadar and Pardes. Hannah lives in Denver, Colorado and is married to Yoni, a neuroscientist and clinical psychologist who studies healing chronic pain. Their daughters are Zivi, Ayala, and Mira Tair.