Core Semikha, Class of 2024
Talia Weisberg is a connector, passionate about facilitating rich Jewish experiences and introducing people to resources that will help them make informed Jewish decisions. She is currently serving as the Orthodox Educator at MIT Hillel and was a student chaplain at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. She is the founder and director of Shalom Camberville, a project that welcomes newcomers to the Jewish community of Cambridge and Somerville, MA. She has volunteered for several years as the Ritual Chair on the board of the Orthodox Minyan at Harvard Hillel, a minyan that caters to students, young professionals, and young families. Previously, she was the Director of Academic Affairs at the Consulate General of Israel to New England. She earned her Bachelor of Arts at Harvard University and wrote a senior honors thesis about the Bais Yaakov girls’ school movement, of which she is an alumna, and its role in the evolution of Orthodox women’s formal religious education. She has learned Torah at Drisha and the Center for Modern Torah Leadership and participated in fellowships and courses offered by the iCenter, Clal, and JOIN for Justice. In 2013, she was named as one of the Jewish Week’s “36 Under 36” young visionaries reshaping and broadening the Jewish community.
publications and media
The Lambs of Commitment
The Words and the Bees
#maharat10daysoftorah Pesach 2022, Day 6
Dvar Torah; Multimedia
Holidays; Video Dvar Torah
Rachel: Our Mother, Our Shepherd
On the Wings of God
The Snake and the Donkey
Matan Torah: A New Creation Narrative
Artifacts of Orthodox Childhoods: Personal and Critical Essays
Ben Yehuda Press
Dr. Dainy Bernstein collects essays about games, music and toys from individuals including Talia Weisberg.