Lauren Applebaum

Lauren’s been a proud member of the IKAR community since she and her husband Aaron moved to L.A. in 2008. Within the first week of arriving in L.A. she’d experienced both an earthquake and services at IKAR and decided that one of those experiences was powerful enough to make up for the other.

She works as an educational consultant, facilitator, and coach throughout L.A. and beyond. Lately she’s particularly excited about her work with Project Orli, a research and professional development initiative for Israel educators. A past advisor for the Consortium for Applied Studies in Jewish Education (CASJE), the Network for Research in Jewish Education, and Temple B’nai Brith in Boston, Lauren serves as the board liaison for Ikar’s education programs.

Lauren and Aaron live in Santa Monica with their children Liora and Micah.