Faryn is currently a degree-seeking student in the Master of Arts in Social Change program and former Assistant to the Provost and Assistant to the Dean of Faculty at Starr King School for the Ministry. She has her B.A. in Religious Studies from Occidental College, where she studied the Abrahamic faith traditions and continental philosophy.
Faryn is a community organizer, writer and educator in anti-occupation and Palestine solidarity movements across the U.S. and in Palestine/Israel, having worked with organizations such as Jewish Voice for Peace, IfNotNow, the All That’s Left Anti-Occupation Collective, the Palestine-Israel Journal and more. She has studied at the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies, Achvat Amim/Solidarity of Nations and Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb’s Shomeret Shalom Rabbinic School and Global Congregation. She is a Jewish youth educator with Kehilla Community Synagogue, Chochmat HaLev synagogue and Camp Tawonga.
As a MASC student, Faryn is interested in the construction of a Jewish Liberation Theology and Theological Praxis, rooting in traditional Jewish pathways of learning and methods of inquiry and religiosity. She will be teaching a course on this subject in the Fall of 2018.