Elyssa Hurwitz

Jewish Educator

she/her/they/them New York, NY

As a lifelong Jewish learner and educator, Elyssa is ecstatic to be a part of Moishe House’s Jewish Education team! She is excited by opportunities to make Torah accessible and engaging to people from all different backgrounds and learning styles, and she hopes that she will be able to do that more broadly as the Jewish Educator.

Elyssa was born and raised in the California Bay Area before she moved to Michigan for college (Go Green!), Oregon to work at Hillel, Jerusalem to start graduate school, and then New York to finish her Master’s in Jewish Experiential Education from JTS. When she’s not annotating her Tanakh with the color-coded system she created, you can find her crocheting or embroidering, making spreadsheets of nerdy things, talking with people about the Shmitah year, baking, and re-organizing her spice cabinet.