Hannah Roussel

Hannah Roussel (born in 1990) is an active member of Congregation Zera Avraham in Ann Arbor, MI. She is currently a doctoral candidate in the History Department at the University of Michigan, working on a dissertation on mental disability and illness in rabbinic literature. 

She has an MA in Talmud and Rabbinic Literature from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, and a BA in Judaic Studies from the University of Michigan. Hannah loves Jewish tradition, both living and studying it, and strongly believes that as Messianic Jews we need to embrace and engage in the teachings our Jewish ancestors have left for us. Deciding how Messianic Jews engage with Jewish tradition is one of the main priorities of the MJRC, which is why Hannah is excited and proud to be an associate member of this council.

One of Hannah’s favorite mitzvot is the recitation of the morning and bedtime shema. She loves the rich liturgy in the siddur, and finds great comfort in bookending her days with a statement that simultaneously asserts her faith in God and connects her with her fellow Jews (past and present).   

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    Congregation Zera Avraham
    2727 Fernwood Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
    (734) 707-8145