Laura Baum is the Associate Vice President of Learning and Engagement at Combined Jewish Philanthropies, Boston's Federation. Prior to coming to CJP, she was a congregational rabbi for seven years and also co-founded and led OurJewishCommunity.org an online synagogue that reaches hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. She has been featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal, in the New York Times, as a blogger for Huffington Post – and was named one of the 50 most influential female rabbis by the Forward Newspaper. At CJP, she works to connect people in Boston to Jewish life, learning, and community. Educated at Yale, ordained at Hebrew Union College, and with an MBA from Xavier University, Laura brings a diverse background and set of experiences to her work.