About Trisha Arlin

Trisha Arlin is a writer, performer and student of prayer in Brooklyn, NY and, since September 2012, a rabbinic student at the Academy of Jewish Religion (AJR).  

Trisha's work is also published online on RitualWell.org and the Open Siddur Project .

Trisha was the Liturgist-In-Residence during the National Havurah Committee's 2014 Summer Institute,  served as Scholar-In-Residence at Temple Beth Israel-The West in Cleveland, Ohio; Adath Shaom in Morris Plains, New Jersey and speaker/reader at Sinai Free Synagogue in Mount Vernon, NY.  She has taught her class, Writing Personal Prayer, at Kolot Chayeinu and Temple Beth Emeth in Brooklyn, Shavuot Across Brooklyn and the 2014 NHC Summer Institute.  

Trisha received a BA in Theater from Antioch College in 1975 and MFA in Film (Screenwriting) in 1997 from Columbia University School of the Arts. In 2009/2010, Trisha was an Arts Fellow at the Drisha Institute. In 2011, she graduated from the sixth cohort of the Davennen Leadership Training Institute (DLTI).  

In 1997, Trisha joined Kolot Chayeinu/Voices of our Lives, a progressive unaffiliated congregation in Brooklyn NY where she frequently presents the first drafts of her work. 


“PLACE YOURSELF: Prayers and Words of Intention”, a collection of new liturgy and kavannot to be published in 2017 by Dimus Parrhesia Press

·      "Emet: Truth–Established and Otherwise" in A POET'S SIDDUR, edited by Rick Lupert .  Ain't Got No Press, 2017

·      "Choosing a Siddur In a Pluralistic Environment", co-written with Rabbi Ellen Lippmann, in STUDIES IN JUDAISM AND PLURALISM, ed. Leonard Levin,
Ben Yehuda Press 2016

·      "Kavannah Before Shofar Blowing" in STUDIES IN JUDAISM AND PLURALISM, edited by Leonard Levin, Ben Yehuda Press 2016

·      “We Eat First” Article co-written with Rabbi Ellen Lippmann in THE SACRED TABLE,  edited by Mary L. Zamore, CCAR Press 2011


Twitter: @trishaarlin