Vanessa Grajwer Boettiger
Visiting Instructor in Jewish Studies
Primary Academic Program: Jewish Studies
Biography:Vanessa Grajwer Boettiger is an ordained rabbi with training in pastoral counseling, group work, and meditation and mindfulness practices for teachers and retreat leaders. Her interests also include somatic psychotherapy, trauma work, dream work, and yoga. She has served as a pastoral counselor, human design-oriented counselor, and chaplain at the VNA and Hospice in Bennington, Vermont. She is the recipient of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship recipient, awarded to 18 graduate students working within the North American Jewish community.
BA, Yale University; CPE, University of Pennsylvania Hospital; ordained, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. At Bard since 2021.