I am a passionate teacher of Torah. I love close study of texts, dancing with words and imagery across the pages. Biblical personalities, stories, and settings come alive. My students are engaged — heart, mind and soul — in class. In the Hebrew College Rabbinical School, I teach Bereshit (Genesis) and many other books of the Tanakh (Hebrew Bible), drawing deeply from the well-waters of classic midrash, Medieval exegesis, and modern literary commentary — from Bereshit Rabbah and Rashi to Robert Alter and Franz Kafka.
I am most elated in class when we are so lost in the inner voice of the sources (and ourselves) that we come to ask — “How can we know the dancer from the dance?”, We wonder when we as readers end and the text begins.
Born and raised in Canada, I lived most of my adult life in Israel where I completed my doctorate in Hebrew Literature at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2008. I now live in Boston most of the year with my partner, Gary, but we spend a good deal of time in Israel (where my grown children live and my heart lies). When it snows over the Judaean hills, Jerusalem holds 9/10ths of the world’s beauty.
I also love biking, swimming, and yoga practice.