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

Vanessa Ochs
Educator 2020

Micha’el Rosenberg
Educator 2020

Jennie Rosenfeld
Educator 2020

Arielle Tonkin
Educator 2020

Jessica Deutsch
Visiting Artist 2020

Aaron Henne
Visiting Artist 2020

Alicia Jo Rabins
Visiting Artist 2020

Neta Polizer
Israel Staff - Faculty & Manager of Amitim Fellowship Year Experience

Rani Jaeger
Israeli Senior Educator 2020

Hagit Sabag Israel
Israeli Senior Educator 2020

Michal Tikochinsky
Israeli Senior Educator 2020

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

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

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

Michael Paley
Founding Director

Evan Parks
Educator 2019

Noam Pianko
Educator

Annie Polland
Educator 2018

James Ponet
Educator

Or Rose
Educator

Judith Rosenbaum
Educator (BYFI '90)

Yehuda Sarna
Educator 2019

Avi Weinstein
Executive Director Emeritus

Hadas Wolff
Israeli Educator & Facilitator

Shiran Zaharoni

Shiran Zaharoni
Israeli Educator & Facilitator

Mishael Zion
Educator, Former Co-Director