Maharat Miriam Gonczarska grew up in Poland and lived in Warsaw prior to beginning her studies at Yeshivat Maharat. She became involved in the revival of Jewish life in Poland beginning in the early 1990s. Miriam pursued her studies in Israel at Nishmat, Matan, and Pardes. She has worked at the Lauder Foundation, Europe Magazine, Aish Hatorah Women’s College in Belarus, and the Hebrew Section of Polish Radio as journalist. She now works for the Jewish Community of Warsaw as a Jewish educator. She has been delegated by her community to study at Yeshivat Maharat. Miriam serves as a member of the Council of the Union of the Jewish Community of Poland and of the Religious Board of the Union. In addition, she is a member of the board of the Council of Christian and Jews and Bne’i Brith. Miriam is actively involved in the recently founded Second Generation Association in Poland. Miriam has written articles that have appeared in numerous publications and websites including www.jewish.org.pl. She has been featured as a guest in international and Polish media due to her knowledge of Judaism, experiences with Polish-Jewish issues and current Jewish identity issues in Poland. Since her arrival in New York, she has regularly been interacting with people exploring their Jewish roots in Poland and others who are interested in learning about Jewish educational projects in Poland.