Yael Smooha

Core Semikha, Class of 2021

Smooha

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.

Available Writings

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Year
Two Truths and a Lie: What the Story of Jacob’s Deception can Teach Us about Growing Up
Dvar Torah
Bereishit
Toldot
2017/5778
Where there’s a Will, There’s a...Mountain?
Dvar Torah
Bereishit
Vayeitzei
2019/5780
Counting Stars
Dvar Torah
Shemot
Shemot
2021/5781
The Israelite Women and their God: Partners in Dangerous Love
Dvar Torah
Shemot
Shemot
2017/5777
“L’eggo Yo’ Ego”: Garments of Glory, to Those Who Seek None"
Dvar Torah
Shemot
Tetzaveh
2019/5779
If You Build It, They Will Come: Losing, Persevering, and Rebuilding
Dvar Torah
Shemot
Tetzaveh
2018/5778
Siblings: A Love Story, Finally
Dvar Torah
Bamidbar
Beha'alotekha
2018/5778
No Pain, No Gain: Why Discipline Matters
Dvar Torah
Devarim
Ekev
2017/5777
Aseret Yemei Teshuva 5779/2018 - Yael Smooha '20
Multimedia; Holiday
Video Divrei Torah; Holiday
Rosh Hashana; Yom Kippur
2018/5779

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