Seth Torres

Rabbinic Assistant and Maggie’s Place Coordinator
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 Rabbis, Seth is pursuing a joint masters in social work and public policy at the University of Chicago. 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, an ensemble member with Broken Nose Theatre, and a member of the 48th Ward Neighbors for Justice Independent Political Organization. Outside of Mishkan, Seth can usually be found with his nose in a book about societal problems, rock climbing, or hanging out with his husband and two cats Pinto Bean and Toast. Ask Seth about police and prison abolition, Queerness in Judaism, or scheduling a meeting with a Mishkan Rabbi.