Michelle Steinhart is the Director of Special Projects at Matan. She has been working in Jewish Education and Jewish Special Education for over twenty years, in both formal and informal settings. In addition to her work at Matan, Michelle serves as the Director of Learning and Inclusion at Temple Israel Center in White Plains, NY.
Michelle graduated Yeshiva University’s Stern College for Women with a B.A. Degree in Education and an Associate’s Degree in Judaic Studies. Michelle went on to earn her M.A. degree in Special Education at Hunter College of the City of New York. Michelle has led professional development sessions for varying synagogues, schools and agencies and serves as a consultant for synagogues working to build inclusivity in their communities. Michelle is a 2002 recipient of the Grinspoon Steinhardt Award for Excellence in Jewish Education. Michelle and her husband Yaakov live in Rockland County, NY with their four children, Avi, Shaina, Shael and Shaya.