Rabbi Dr. Laura Duhan Kaplan is the Director of Inter-Religious Studies at the Vancouver School of Theology. Laura arrived in Vancouver in 2005, where she served for nearly ten years as Rabbi at Or Shalom Synagogue. She has led weeklong summer workshops at the United Church’s Naramata Centre, and taught at VST and UBC Religious Studies as an adjunct faculty member. She is a fellow at Rabbis Without Borders, a progressive, pluralistic U.S.-based Jewish think tank. Laura’s most recent publications explore the phenomenology of prayer and images of animals in the Hebrew Bible.