Rabbinic Fellow (2018-2020)

Margo Hughes-Robinson

Biography

Margo Hughes-Robinson is a fifth-year rabbinical student at the Jewish Theological Seminary. A New Yorker by birth, she grew up in communities all over the United States before attending Clark University, where she graduated in 2015 with degrees in Theatre and Jewish Studies. Margo is also a proud alumna of the Conservative Yeshiva Lishma Fellowship and the Hartman Rabbinic Student Seminar. During her time in rabbinical school, she has enjoyed professional endeavors with T’ruah, Kulanu, Inc., Fort Tryon Jewish Center in New York City, Adat Israel in Guatemala City, and as an Interfaith Educator at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York. When she is not learning and teaching, Margo still occasionally appears onstage—most recently in Providence, RI, and in Jerusalem.

Articles Written by
Margo Hughes-Robinson

Toward Shabbat: Shelah Lekha

I am so grateful for the relationships fostered by this community that has taught me that a shul does not s...

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Taste of Torah: Naso

What new depth may we derive from the priestly blessing, in a moment when exile feels all too acute?

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Two Observant Jews, a Catholic Mom & Some Secular Siblings Walk Into a Quarantine

...since the COVID-19 virus has disrupted almost every aspect of daily life, I’ve been isolating with my in...

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Taste of Torah: Emor

After a long list of commandments, the very end of Parashat Emor brings us a startling narrative.

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Taste of Torah: Hol Hamo’ed Pesah

On Shabbat Hol Hamo’ed Pesah, we return to a narrative that we encountered only a few weeks before—that of ...

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Taste of Torah: Ki Tissa

We are reminded that if we find ourselves in a period of spiritual loneliness (or even if God seems fully a...

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Taste of Torah: Yitro

Our foundational document, our Torah, is a living text. Like Jefferson’s vision of the Constitution, we mus...

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Taste of Torah: Shemot

The book of Exodus opens with a scene that is at once terrifying and today, chillingly familiar. A foreign ...

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Omer Kavannot 5779: Darkeinu — Margo Hughes-Robinson

When I began seriously reading about Judaism in my early teens, I never felt like I was reading about a for...

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