Faculty & Staff
Orah Minder graduated from Bryn Mawr College in 2006 with a dual major in English and religion. She then went on to pursue a Master's 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's of English there in August of 2010. Orah currently works part time on the Bunker Hill Community College faculty teaching courses in College Writing. She also teaches a Brandeis undergraduate writing course called "Mourning and Melancholia in the works of J.D. Salinger."
Orah will be studying English education in the Jewish day school here at Brandeis. She is specifically 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.