Claudia Marbach

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.