Faculty & Staff
Orah Minder graduated from Bryn Mawr College in 2006 with a dual major in English and religion. She went on to pursue a Master of Education at Lesley University. She taught for four years at the South Area Solomon Schechter Day School, now Kehillah Schechter Academy. Orah wrote and taught her own English curriculum to middle school students. She spent four summers at Middlebury's Bread Loaf School of English and completed her Master of English there in 2010. Orah has also designed and taught college writing courses at Bunker Hill Community College. She teaches a number of writing courses at Brandeis University including: "Mourning and Melancholia in the works of J.D. Salinger" and "Philip Roth's Early Complaints." She plans to teach a writing course called "Identity Development in Jewish American Literature" in 2015. Orah also works as a field instructor in the Masters of Arts in Teaching program and as a teaching assistant in the Teacher Research course.
Orah studies English education in the Jewish day school here at Brandeis. She is interested in how Jewish day schools teach Jewish American literature and how such texts influence the formation of a Jewish American identity in day school students.