Rabbi Noa Kushner founded The Kitchen in 2011 in response to friends who were looking for a shabbat they couldn’t find. The Kitchen quickly grew from a local shabbat experiment into an active doorway for thousands of people looking for serious Jewish life. The Kitchen has been featured internationally in Ha’aretz, Tablet, The Forward, and Medium. Kushner has been profiled in SF Magazine’s Power Issue and the final Newsweek / Daily Beast: Rabbis to Watch list. Noa is married to Michael Lezak, the Rabbi at GLIDE. Together they have three daughters: Zella, Bluma and Minna.