About the Team

All of us on team SVARA are here to support your journey in the Kollel in different ways. The team that will be most directly leading y’all through this adventure is:

  • Faculty Team: Laynie Soloman, Benay Lappe, Mónica Gomery, and Julie Batz (we’ll also be joined each zman by a Fairy/TA from a previous cohort of the Kollel, TBD!)
    • These folks are here to help you, guide you, support you, teach you, learn from you along your Kollel journey! They’ll be running shiurim, teaching workshops, and beyond.
  • Faculty Mentors: Becky Silverstein, Bronwen Mullin, Dev Noily, Julie Batz, Jhos Singer, Mónica Gomery
    • You’ll each get paired with a Faculty Mentor who will meet with you regularly (4-6 times in Year 1, and monthly in Year 2) to unpack what you’re noticing in your learning and teaching throughout the Kollel. Get to know these mentors here!
  • Kollel Support Team: Amir Weg, Olivia Devorah Tucker (your Kollel-mate!), and James Evans.
    • These folks are here to make sure that you have the materials that you need to learn, teach, thrive!