Emma Mertens

Education and Rabbinic Assistant

Emma is a Phoenix native who decided to escape the heat and go to Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY. At Vassar, Emma studied Philosophy and Hispanic Studies. She completed internships at the International Rescue Committee, the Federal Public Defender’s Office in Arizona, and the Weinberg Center for Elder Justice in Riverdale, NY. After graduating, Emma decided to move back to the West Coast and join the vibrant IKAR community. She is excited to work with families to coordinate the B’nai Mitzvah process at IKAR. If you need to meet with Rabbi Kasher or Rabbi Tsadok, Emma is your girl! Outside of IKAR, Emma can be found boxing, exploring National Parks with friends, and binging Spanish dramas on Netflix.