Deborah Sacks Mintz is a fourth-year rabbinical student at the Jewish Theological Seminary. Originally from New York City, Deborah earned degrees in music performance and religious anthropology from the University of Michigan. Prior to her graduate studies at JTS, Deborah worked for nearly a decade in Jewish experiential education at the Neve Hannah Children’s home in southern Israel, Congregation Beth Elohim in Brooklyn, the Brandeis Collegiate Institute in Los Angeles, and served as the Director of Education at Shir Chadash in New Orleans. A musician and ba’al tefilah, Deborah serves on faculty at Hadar, facilitating workshops on empowered and songful prayer, as well as composing and recording new Jewish music. Her debut album of original spiritual music, The Narrow and the Expanse, was released this past spring.