A black-and-white photo of Ortal high-fiving someone in the bet midrash.

Ortal Ullman

( they/them )
SVARA Fellow

Ortal Ullman loves asking questions so much that they made a whole career out of it. As an organizer, trainer, and coach, they’ve spent the last decade using questions to try to get to the root of things — so when they found SVARA, they were hooked from the start. By day, Ortal’s work is focused on supporting scientists in building their organizing and advocacy skills, getting science out of the labs and into the streets. They love talmud as a practice of interrogating what we think we know and challenging ourselves to hold many truths. Ortal has found home in Boston, where they enjoy hosting an elaborate shabbos table, putzing around the kitchen, and riding their bike.