Naima Hirsch Gelman

Core Semikha, Class of 2024

Hirsch Gelman

Naima Hirsch Gelman is a writer, educator, and life-long student. She is a Jewish Innovation Fellow at the 92Y, and an intern at the National Council of Jewish Women, focusing on reproductive rights. She previously served as the Programming Director at the Beis Community in Washington Heights, where she created an inclusive and welcoming home for Jews of varying backgrounds through strategic programming and outreach. She completed an internship at the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale and taught college students about Jewish approaches to sexuality at Hunter Hillel. Naima is an editor of Monologues from the Makom, a collection of women-written monologues, poems, and creative pieces related to sexuality, body image, gender, and Jewish identity. Her poetry and prose appeared in print and online publications. Naima earned her BA from Hunter College in English (Creative Writing) with a minor in Women and Gender Studies. She lives in Savannah, Georgia, with her husband.

publications and media

Title
Type
Category
Topic
Year
Evicting Shame from Eden
Dvar Torah
Bereishit
Bereishit
2022/5783
Pursuing a Just Government
Dvar Torah
Devarim
Shoftim
2022/5782
God at the Mikveh
Poem
Drawing Near in Godly and Marital Relationships
Dvar Torah
Shemot
Yitro
2022/5782
An Ode to Miriam
Dvar Torah
Shemot
B'Shalach
2021/5781

mentions

Title
Publication
Published
God at the Mikveh
Minyan - A Literary Magazine in Support of the Jewish Community
Monologues from the Makom –Interview with the Editors
kavvanah.blog
November 9, 2020

books