Jennifer Kotzker Geretz

Jennifer Kotzker Geretz grew up in the small Jewish community of Pensacola, Florida. Jennifer graduated cum-laude from Brandeis University with a BA in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies. Jennifer's undergraduate thesis, "Perspectives on the Agunah Problem," was awarded high honors as well as Brandeis' Lester Martin award for Legal Studies. Jennifer's love of teaching and experiential education has served her well in Jewish pre-schools, community schools, and summer camps.  Jennifer's interest in alternative education methodologies for Orthodox day schools led her to co-found and co-direct Yeshivat Netivot Montessori, an infant through 8th grade Orthodox Day School located in East Brunswick, New Jersey. Jennifer has written for many years on the intersection of Jewish religious thought and women's role in Judaism, and she served for two years as co-organizer for the Women’s Tefillah Group of Raritan Valley. Jennifer worked for Yeshivat Chovevei Torah as the Student Services Director and Academic Coordinator. Jennifer currently lives in West Orange, New Jersey with her children and husband Rabbi Daniel Geretz.