Sara Labaton received a B.A. in Religious Studies from Columbia University and a doctorate in Medieval Jewish Thought from the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at NYU. Her doctoral thesis focused on the relationship between the esoteric and peshat hermeneutics in the commentaries of Abraham ibn Ezra, particularly with regards to ibn Ezra’s understanding of biblical cultic rituals. Sara has taught at Yeshivat Hadar and Drisha and has served as a scholar-in-residence in a variety of Jewish settings. As part of her participation in the Religious Worlds Seminar at the Interfaith Center of New York, Sara researched ways of integrating comparative religion into Jewish educational contexts.