Mrs. Olivia Friedman earned her M.A. in Bible from Yeshiva University’s Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies, MSEd with a concentration in Gifted Education from Northwestern University, and B.A. in English Literature from YU’s Stern College for Women. She currently teaches Tanakh, Jewish Law and Oral Thought and serves as an Instructional Technology Coordinator at Ida Crown Jewish Academy. Previously, she taught at Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockland, MD, where she developed the curriculum for a course comparing Western and Jewish thought on evaded issues and ethical dilemmas. Olivia She has presented and spoken at numerous venues, including NewCAJE, Legacy Heritage Instructional Leadership Institute, Prizmah, NILI, Torah Educators Network YHShare Conference, Young Israel of Skokie, Skokie Valley Agudath Jacob, the University of Maryland JLIC and Kemp Mill Synagogue. Her articles have been published in Tablet Magazine, The Forward, The Times of Israel, Jewish Action and Hypable. Currently enrolled in the Matan Bellows Eshkolot Professional Development Fellowship, Olivia is eager to apply everything she learns in the program to her Tanakh classes. Mrs. Friedman is a creative thinker with a penchant for literary analysis, pop culture and Tanakh. When she’s not delving into the lives of biblical and fictional characters, you can find her at home with her husband and three children.