Staff Bios

Aaron Steinberg, Associate Director 
Aaron Steinberg is a Jewish communal professional who has been a programmer, educator and fundraiser. He has previously worked at SAR Academy in Riverdale, and led the Eimatai Leadership Development Project at Yeshiva University. Aaron is a licensed social worker, and holds an MSW from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work. He is an active member of his synagogue in White Plains, NY, where he lives with his wife Adina and two kids Dahlia and Judah. Aaron can be reached at aaron.steinberg@jofa.org.

 

Rachel Lieberman, Program Director 
Rachel graduated from Princeton University with an A.B. in Religion and a certificate in Judaic Studies. Her senior thesis, “Reaching Across the Mechitzah: Feminism’s Impact on Orthodox Judaism” was awarded the Isidore and Helen Sacks Memorial Prize in Religion for outstanding work in Judaic Studies. She has studied at Yeshivat Hadar, Yeshivat Chovevei Torah and the Pardes Institute for Jewish Studies. Rachel can be reached at rachel.lieberman@jofa.org.

 

Heather G. Stoltz, Office Manager 
Heather is a talented fiber artist and Jewish professional who was named as one of The Jewish Week’s “36 Under 36″ for 2012. Heather was an Arts Fellow at Drisha, and holds an MA in Jewish Women's Studies, a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a BA in Jewish Studies. Her work is inspired by social justice issues and Jewish texts. Heather can be reached at heather.stoltz@jofa.org.

 

Deborah Wenger, Publications Consultant 
Deborah is a freelance editor and JOFA member living in Teaneck, NJ. She is an officer of the Teaneck Jewish Center, where she coordinates the women’s Simhat Torah and Purim programs. Deborah can be reached at deborah.wenger@jofa.org.

 

Miriam A. Cope, On-line Library Consultant 
Miriam is a feminist scholar who recently completed her PhD in Geography at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She studied at the Anne M. Blitstein Institute and at the Claremont School of Theology, and also initiated the first women’s reading of Megilat Esther in the Denver community in 1998. Miriam can be reached at miriam.cope@jofa.org.