Addressing Community Issues Together
Rebbetzin Yael Marcus is the Rebbetzin of Young Israel of Queens Valley in Kew Gardens Hills, NY and has been a Rebbetzin for over 2 decades. She is a Kallah teacher and community lecturer, whose shiurim draw hundreds of women. Rebbetzin Marcus has been working in finance, in the healthcare industry, for close to 25 years. She spent a year in Bnos Chava Seminary in Yerushalayim and holds a BA in Accounting from Queens College. Rebbetzin Marcus and her husband, Rabbi Shmuel Marcus, live in Kew Gardens Hills. They have 6 children and one grandchild.
Pamela Rivka Simonsson has recently moved to New York from London, England. In the UK, she held the position of Director of Learning for Limmudei Kodesh at Hasmonean High School for Girls and she ran Midreshet Chaya, a pre- and post-seminary learning programme in her home. Both at Midreshet Chaya and in the wider London kehilla, Pamela Rivka has taught chaburos and delivered shiurim in Tanach, Hashkafa, Mussar and Machshava. She mentors young adults in spiritual development. Pamela Rivka has recently joined the OU Women’s Initiative team and will continue working in chinuch and programming for women and girls in the US. She taught Sefer Yehoshua for Torat Imecha Nach Yomi.
Upcoming Session: Tuesday evening, March 14, 8:00-9:15 PM EST
Leigh Ioffe is the executive director and the lead developer of The Long Short Road, founded to ensure that communities receive the mental, physical, and emotional support they need. She is the educator for the foundation’s unique mental health and suicide prevention workshops across the country, on Zoom and in-person. Leigh brings her idealism, passion, and extensive experience to the team while overseeing all operations. Leigh brings to LSR over six years of experience working with at-risk and suicidal youth. To date, Leigh has schooled 6,000 people internationally in suicide prevention. Additionally, Leigh is a published author and soon-to-be graduate student in social work.