Core Semikha, Class of 2021
Yael Smooha came to Maharat after nearly two decades of teaching in both Jewish Day Schools and NYC public schools, and receiving an MA in Childhood Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. Yael’s passion for deepening Jewish spirituality drives her to facilitate meaningful connections among her students through personal reflection, discussion, and artistic expression, as Director of the Jspace Family Hebrew School program at the Bayit, as intern at the Mt. Freedom Jewish Center in Randolph, NJ, and currently as a middle school educator at Kinneret Day School in Riverdale, NY.
Two Truths and a Lie: What the Story of Jacob’s Deception can Teach Us about Growing Up
Where there’s a Will, There’s a...Mountain?
The Israelite Women and their God: Partners in Dangerous Love
“L’eggo Yo’ Ego”: Garments of Glory, to Those Who Seek None"
If You Build It, They Will Come: Losing, Persevering, and Rebuilding
Siblings: A Love Story, Finally
No Pain, No Gain: Why Discipline Matters
Aseret Yemei Teshuva 5779/2018 - Yael Smooha '20
Video Divrei Torah; Holiday
Rosh Hashana; Yom Kippur
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