Mrs. Batyah Brander, nee Lahasky, is a New York native, living in Los Angeles for over 30 years. Batyah earned her bachelor’s degree from Cooper Union School of Engineering and her teaching certificate from Machon Gold Seminary. Over the past 30 years, she has been involved in Jewish education on the high school and adult level. She currently teaches Navi at Machon BY and for the LINK Kollel, which her husband founded. She is inspired every week by the enthusiasm of her adult ed women and walks away from teaching these incredible women feeling like she just went to a spa. Mrs. Brander enjoys challenging herself and her students to delve deeply into the text and uncover the multilayered majesty that G-d has hidden beneath the surface of his Torah. At the OU Women’s Initiative, she has presented as part of Torat Imecha Nach Yomi, teaching Sefer Tzefanya to over 5,000 women.