Healy Shir Slakman is a Tisch Fellow and 5th-year Rabbinical Student at Hebrew Union College in New York. She is beginning her 4th year as the Student Rabbi at Brooklyn Heights Synagogue and leads the community’s young professional musical Shabbat series called The Other Friday Night. She has also worked as the rabbinic intern at Temple Micah in Washington DC and plays musical Shabbat services for communities across Brooklyn. Raised in a Sephardic/Ashkenazi Israeli/American Jewish home, Healy has been compelled by Jewish music, food, community, and ritual from a young age. In her studies, she explores biblical commentaries, customs, and characters through the creation of multimedia art and paintings. She is also interested in approaching the complexities of Jewish culture, identity, and tradition through cooking, sharing recipes, and telling stories.