educators - Hannah Kapnik Ashar

Hannah Kapnik Ashar ('04) is a Faculty Member and former Manager of Fellowship Year Experience with The Bronfman Fellowship. Hannah plans, choreographs, and teaches on the fellowship seminars, and supports fellows' community engagement projects throughout the fellowship year.  Hannah is also a Rabbinic Intern at Congregation Bonai Shalom, the Conservative synagogue in Boulder, Colorado. Hannah co-founded The Tefilah Retreat, a weekend of Jewish spiritual practice for young adults, and Come & Listen, a progressive Jewish podcast. She collaborated on the development of Girls In Trouble Curriculum, which explores creative interpretation of women's stories in Torah. Hannah graduated from Wellesley College cum laude and has studied at Yeshivat Hadar and Pardes and completed Kevah Teacher Training. She was listed on the 2014 Forward list,"The Do-ers", when she founded an independent minyan and was director of Beit Izim, a Jewish community goat-milking co-op. Hannah lives in New York with her spouse, Yoni, a neuroscience and clinical psychology doctoral candidate, and her daughters, Zivi and Ayala.