Why do you enjoy teaching?
I love teaching, because I truly think that Jewish learning is a form of prayer. When a great question or conversation comes up, it creates a moment of amazing potential to deepen the lives of everyone present. There is something so powerful and beautiful about growth through dialogue, and the interactive learning of Jewish tradition is an incredible example of that.
Three words that best describe your teaching style?
Passionate. Patient. Validating.
What are your hobbies and favorite food?
I am an avid fly fisherman, a big soccer fan, and a sucker for a good book. I also love cooking, which is great, because the next question I’m supposed to answer is my favorite type of food - the correct answer is all things Italian. I studied for a little less than a year in Florence when I was in college, so Tuscan pasta, salads, and wine are my absolute favorite foods.