Tali Schaum Broder grew up as a child of the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale. Rabbi Weiss was her rabbi and role model in Torah and spiritual activism. One of Tali’s favorite activities growing up was giving divrei Torah in front of the entire HIR congregation. Her formal education began at SAR Academy and continued at Ma’ayanot High School. Summers were spent at Camp Moshava, first as camper then as staff, including summers in the Beit Midrash Program, where she both learned and taught Torah. Aliyah for Tali was a natural outgrowth of her strong religious Zionist upbringing, and after a year and a half at MMY in Israel Tali decided to make aliyah at age 20. She continued her education at Bar Ilan where she received her degrees in Educational Counseling and Tanach. During that time she served as a madricha at Tiferet and volunteered with NESTO, helping mentoring teen olim. She then spent two years post college studying at Migdal Oz, where she strengthened her skills and love of learning. Tali has earned a certificate in Couples Counseling and maintains a private practice, and has become a certified Kallah teacher, studying with Shani Taragin through the program in Gush Etzion.
While she and her husband Yechiel lived in Jerusalem they were part of the Garin Torani in Neve Yaakov, where, among other activities, Tali tutored Ethiopian and Russian immigrant students, and occasionally gave divrei Torah to the women of the Garin. She was also instrumental in helping the Misrad HaChinuch to reestablish, for the first time in 32 years, the International Chidon HaTanach for Adults. She has worked in the Herzl Center and served as a guide at the Herzl Museum, leading tours in English and Hebrew for hundreds of Israeli high school students and English-speaking tourists. Tali and Yechiel have two beautiful girls.