Anna Calamaro (she/her) is a rabbinical student at Hebrew Union College, class of 2023. A Chicago native, Anna completed her undergraduate studies in 2014 at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana campus, in Jewish Studies. She worked for four years for Metro Chicago Hillel as Director of Engagement and Jewish Life, serving students on college campuses throughout the city. In 2018, Anna received her Master’s Degree in Jewish Experiential Education from Hebrew College. She continued her studies at Hebrew Union College, spending her first year studying in Jerusalem and continuing her rabbinical studies at their Los Angeles campus. Prior to joining the T’ruah family, Anna served as the student rabbi of Congregation Shir Ami in San Francisco and two years as a JDC-Weitzman Fellow, where she traveled to Lithuania, Hungary, and Russia in order to support Jewish communities and explore global Jewry. Further, Anna has served as a Jeremiah Fellow through Bend the Arc, fighting for reproductive justice through NARAL and DONA, and demanding housing justice through organizing work at Congregation Or Ami in Southern California, where she served as their rabbinic intern. Anna’s rabbinate is rooted in her commitment to tikkun olam, community building, inclusivity, dialogue, and innovation. Anna enjoys singing and playing guitar, watching documentaries, and going on self-guided food tours with her wonderful husband, Yaakov, and their ironically happy dog, Kafka.