- time 8th-12th grade
- location In person in the Boston area OR Online
- duration Tuesdays in person, 6:00-8:30pm (with dinner) OR Wednesdays online, 6:45-8:30pm, Sept-May.
For 2021-2022 we are excited to offer two parallel options: an online learning community or in person learning in the Boston area.
Rabba Claudia Marbach
Rabba Claudia’s most exciting moments in teaching are when her students understand complex ideas for the first time. She loves enabling people to access traditional texts. Rabba Claudia likes meeting her students where they are at in terms of skills and approaches to learning.
Rabba Claudia Marbach was ordained by Yeshivat Maharat in June 2018. Before that she developed and taught the Judaic Studies curriculum to middle school students at the pluralistic Jewish Community Day School of Boston where she worked for fifteen years.
Rabba Claudia also teaches Talmud to adults at her pop-up beit midrash, One Night Shtender and Torah and Yoga in Conversation. She has studied chaplaincy at Hebrew Senior Life in Dedham, MA. She likes reading, crafts and taking care of her chickens. In addition to semicha, Rabba Claudia has a BA from Barnard College, a JD from Boston University and has studied at Michlalah and Pardes in Jerusalem and Drisha in New York.
Program and Beit Midrash Assistant
Eliana Willis fell in love with Talmud while learning in the Batei Midrash of Pardes in Jerusalem and Hadar in New York. Eliana earned a BA in Environmental Studies and has worked as a Jewish outdoor educator at Teva, Ramah in the Rockies, and Bamidbar Wilderness Therapy. She is currently pursuing rabbinic ordination at Hebrew College. Eliana loves exploring the outdoors, gardening, whittling spoons, and singing.