Claudia Marbach currently has two internships -- one at Hebrew Senior Life Long Term Care at Newbridge on Charles as a Chaplain Intern dealing with end of life issues and the other as Congregational intern as Congregation Beth David in West Hartford. Before starting at Yeshivat Maharat, Claudia was a middle school teacher at JCDS Boston, a pluralistic Jewish Day School, for fifteen years, where she developed a Toshba curriculum and also taught tefillah, chagim, and moral reasoning. She has a particular interest in the teaching of pluralism and in differentiated instruction. She founded and runs a partnership minyan in Newton, MA, has been gabbait of a local women’s tefillah group, has tutored bnei mitzvot, and participates in interfaith dialogue through the Daughters of Abraham network. Claudia received her BA in English from Barnard College, her JD from Boston University, and has studied at Michlalah and Pardes. She lives in Newton, MA with her husband and son, two daughters (occasionally), and two chickens.