Rabba Claudia Marbach was ordained by Yeshivat Maharat in June 2018. Before that she developed and taught the Judaic Studies curriculum to middle school students at the pluralistic Jewish Community Day School of Boston where she worked for fifteen years.
Rabba Claudia’s most exciting moments in teaching are when her students understand complex ideas for the first time. She loves helping people access traditional texts. Rabba Claudia likes meeting her students where they are at in terms of skills and approaches to learning.
Rabba Claudia also teaches adults at her pop-up beit midrash, One Night Shtender and Torah and Yoga in Conversation. She has studied chaplaincy at Hebrew Senior Life in Dedham, MA. She likes reading, crafts and taking care of her chickens. In addition to semicha, Rabba Claudia has a BA from Barnard College, a JD from Boston University and has studied at Michlalah and Pardes in Jerusalem and Drisha in New York.
Eliana Willis fell in love with Talmud while learning in the Batei Midrash of Pardes in Jerusalem and Hadar in New York. Eliana earned a BA in Environmental Studies and has worked as a Jewish outdoor educator at Teva, Ramah in the Rockies, and Bamidbar Wilderness Therapy. She is thrilled to join the Teen Beit Midrash team. Eliana loves exploring the outdoors, gardening, whittling spoons, and singing.