LISA EXLER

LISA EXLER

Director of Jewish Studies and Ivrit

​​What was the best class you took in college?
It's a tie: Introduction to Women's Studies and Song of Songs.

What is your favorite Jewish teaching or saying?
Shiv'im panim laTorah (70 faces of the Torah) - I love the idea of multiple meanings and perspectives.

Who are figures from Jewish text/ history that you would most like to meet?
Kayin, Noach, and Dina.

What is your favorite tefilah?
That's like asking me who my favorite child is.

Which elementary school teacher had the biggest impact on you and why?
Mrs. Weisenfreund (3rd grade) - she nurtured our appreciation of the arts and creative writing. She used to play classical music in the mornings and invite us to write stories about what we heard in the music.