Laura Baum is the associate vice president of Jewish learning and engagement at Combined Jewish Philanthropies. Prior to this role, Laura served as a rabbi at Congregation Beth Adam in Cincinnati, Ohio, and as a rabbi and co-founder of, an online congregation with a global reach. In 2010 she was named one of the 50 most influential female rabbis by the Forward newspaper, and her work has been featured in dozens of publications, including the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. Educated at Yale University, trained as a rabbi at Hebrew Union College, and with an MBA from Xavier University, Laura has a unique background and diverse skills. She tweets from @rabbi and writes for various publications, including MyJewishLearning’s Rabbis Without Borders blog and The Huffington Post.