Claudia Marbach received her BA in English from Barnard College, her JD from Boston University, and has studied at Michlalah and Pardes. This past year, she had 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 at Congregation Beth David in West Hartford. She also launched a pop-up beit midrash for women called One Night Shtender. This year she will be teaching a monthly Beit Midrash 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 Rabbinics curriculum and taught tefillah, chagim, and moral reasoning. She has a particular interest in the teaching of pluralism, differentiated instruction and moral reasoning. She founded and co-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.