Our Educators

Our educators are associated with different movements and perspectives within Judaism. Each brings a different scholarly and personal background and focus to their work, and all are passionate about learning with young people.

Current Faculty

Jake Marmer
Education & Programming Director

Adina Allen
Educator 2021

Evan Parks
Educator 2021

Micha’el Rosenberg
Educator 2020-21

Miriam Udel
Educator 2021

Jon Levin
Visiting Artist 2021

Adam McKinney
Visiting Artist 2021

Alicia Jo Rabins
Visiting Artist 2020-21

Neta Polizer
Israeli Senior Educator 2021

Rani Jaeger
Israeli Senior Educator 2020-21

Hagit Sabag Israel
Israeli Senior Educator 2020-21

Michal Tikochinsky
Israeli Senior Educator 2020-21

Rotating & Past Faculty

Sharon Cohen Anisfeld
Anisfeld Educator

Andy Bachman
Educator

Matan Barak
Israeli Senior Educator 2018

Eli Bareket
Israeli Senior Educator 2018

Idit Ben Or
Israeli Educator & Facilitator 2017

Dianne Cohler-Esses
Educator, Former Co-Director

Jessica Deutsch
Visiting Artist 2020

James Diamond z”l

Laurence Edwards
Educator

Shimon Felix
Executive Director Emeritus

Gila Fine
Educator 2019

Laura Geller
Educator

Sivan Har-Shefi
Israeli Senior Educator

Aaron Henne
Visiting Artist 2020

Sheila Jelen
Educator (BYFI '87)

Hannah Kapnik Ashar
Educator 2019

Claudia Kreiman
Educator

Dahlia Kronish
Educator 2019

Ilana Kurshan
Educator

Yehuda Kurtzer
Educator

Jon Levisohn
Educator 2018

Rachel Nussbaum
Educator

Vanessa Ochs
Educator 2020

Michael Paley
Founding Director

Noam Pianko
Educator

Annie Polland
Educator 2018

James Ponet
Educator

Or Rose
Educator

Judith Rosenbaum
Educator (BYFI '90)

Jennie Rosenfeld
Educator 2020

Yehuda Sarna
Educator 2019

Arielle Tonkin
Educator 2020

Avi Weinstein
Executive Director Emeritus

Hadas Wolff
Israeli Educator & Facilitator

Shiran Zaharoni

Shiran Zaharoni
Israeli Educator & Facilitator

Mishael Zion
Educator, Former Co-Director