Core Semikha, Class of 2027
Prior to studying at Maharat, Emily Bell spent several years in public relations, working with clients across a range of industries including nonprofits, higher education, legal services, and tech. Emily earned a BA in Comparative Literature and Jewish Studies from Smith College, where she focused on modern Yiddish literature. She has studied Yiddish at the Yiddish Book Center and Tel Aviv University. Emily’s love of Jewish text eventually led her to Maharat, first in the Beit Midrash program and now as a Core Semikha student. Originally hailing from South Jersey, Emily lives in New York City and enjoys bemoaning the state of Philly sports, trying to perfect the art of breadmaking, and weightlifting.
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