Seth Torres

Rabbinic Assistant
he/him or they/them

Seth is originally from southwest Michigan but has called Chicago home since he graduated cum laude from Northwestern with a BA in Psychology with minors in Gender and Sexuality Studies, Theatre, and Sustainability. When not supporting the Mishkan Rabbi’s, Seth is a community organizer working to divest money from police and prisons and invest that money into services that truly increase public safety such as affordable housing, mental and physical healthcare, after school programs, and job training. As a Trans person, Seth seeks to create a world where the most marginalized in our society are free, because if the most oppressed among us are not free, none of us are. Seth is also a professional lighting designer and an ensemble member with Broken Nose Theatre. Outside of Mishkan, Seth can usually be found with his nose in a book about societal problems, rock climbing, hanging out with his husband and two cats Pinto Bean and Toast, or out protesting. Seth is pursuing a joint masters in Social Work and Public Policy at the University of Chicago beginning in the Fall of 2021.