- time 8th-12th grade
- location In person at Hebrew College OR Online
- duration Tuesdays in person, 6:00-8:30pm OR Wednesdays online, 6:45-8:30pm, September-May
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
Talia Young is a poet, educator and third year rabbinical student at Hebrew College. Currently based in Boston, she also calls the Bay Area, the Twin Cities, and the forests of Connecticut home. Talia believes in the power of community to create transformation on the smallest and largest scales, and has spent the past decade facilitating spaces for connection—as Assistant Director at Genesis, Program Director at Eden Village West, the Spiritual Adaptation & Climate Arts Fellow at Dayenu, a Jewish outdoor educator at Teva, and as a volunteer climate justice organizer with Sunrise Bay Area. Talia loves language and close reading text, from her past life as a competitive slam poet to the present, where she spends most of her time studying and teaching Talmud. She can’t wait to keep delving into Talmud with the Teen Beit Midrash community!