Alicia Jo Rabins

Alicia Jo Rabins is a writer, musician and Torah teacher. The New York Times calls her voice “gorgeous”; the San Francisco Chronicle calls her writing “a poetry page-turner, both sexy and humble.” She is the author of Divinity School (2015 APR/Honickman First Book Prize) and Fruit Geode (finalist for the 2018 Jewish Book Award), and has released three albums with Girls in Trouble, her indie-folk song cycle about women in Torah. Her one-woman chamber-rock opera, A Kaddish for Bernie Madoff, is currently being made into an independent feature film. Rabins lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and their two children.


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May 2016Based in: Portland, Oregon
Photo: Geoffrey Biddle

Alicia Jo Rabins reflects on her time at the Peleh Residency