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launched Kollel in the fall of 2021. She prioritizes building community, finding joy in Judaism, and encouraging enthusiastic inquiry into our traditions. She truly enjoys Kollel kids’ lively debates and thoughtful discussions, and also loves making art and producing Purimspiels. In addition to running Kollel, she is the curator-in-residence at the Jewish Museum of Maryland in Baltimore, where she has been developing art exhibitions.
comes to NSP/Kollel from the Boston Workers Circle, where she taught Jewish culture and Holocaust education. She is excited to move to DC and dive into the spiritual and ritual approach of NSP, and looks forward to bringing her background in Hebrew, rabbinics, and Torah study to the class. During the week Maddie is a progressive nonprofit consultant, and after hours she is a DC tour guide, baseball fan, and amateur guitarist. She looks forward to learning from and with the Kollel community!
will be leading music at the beginning of every class! Leah grew up davening and singing in her reform synagogue in Massachusetts. She moved to DC in 2017 and has worked as a garden educator, a farmer and a workers rights paralegal. When not at work, Leah likes to play music, learn about Jewish herbalism, organize with Palestinian liberation movements and dream about Olam Haba. They are so grateful for the NSP community and excited to keep learning with and from Kollel students.
first assistant taught 6th grade Kollel when he was 16 years old at his synagogue in Kansas City, Missouri, and he is excited to return to the post at NSP. Since then, he has taught ESL to adult immigrants in Minneapolis, served in AmeriCorps in a fifth-grade New York City classroom, and is now a working journalist. He looks forward to getting to know everyone in the NSP Kollel community.