Madeline Budman is a second-year rabbinical student at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. She is originally from Norfolk, Virginia. Madeline received her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University, where she graduated with a major in English and double minors in Jewish civilization and women’s and gender studies. At Georgetown, Madeline worked for Georgetown Jewish Life, taught religious school at Temple Micah, and interned at the National Council of Jewish Women. Before beginning her studies at HUC-JIR in Jerusalem, she studied at Yeshivat Hadar in New York City, worked on the Adamah Farm in Connecticut, and served as a rabbinic intern at Washington Hebrew Congregation in Washington, DC. She currently serves the student rabbi for B’nai Israel Synagogue in Grand Forks, North Dakota, and as a TJF Fellow at Rockdale Temple.