Ariela teaches about  safrut  at Mensch Academy in Chicago. Photo courtesy of Ilana Gleicher-Bloom

Ariela teaches about safrut at Mensch Academy in Chicago.
Photo courtesy of Ilana Gleicher-Bloom

Ariela is available for speaking engagements and to teach many different kinds of classes.

Basic Calligraphy Classes

Ariela can teach introductory classes in English and Hebrew calligraphy in a variety of different calligraphic hands.

Classes about Safrut, Torah, Tefillin, Mezzuzah

Ariela can teach about safrut (Jewish scribal arts and laws) for nearly any age group or level of prior knowledge. Examples of lessons that are available include, but are not limited to:

  • Early Childhood
  • Elementary and High School
  • College and Hillel
  • Adult Education
  • Scribal Tools "Show and Tell"
  • Torah Scroll Care
  • Tefillin Classes for B'nai Mitzvah
  • Shabbaton Scholar in Residence

What's Unique About Ariela's Teaching?

As a young woman, Ariela puts a very different face on the scribal profession than many are used to seeing. Children and young adults benefit from seeing someone younger than their parents who is engaged and enthusiastic about Judaism. Women of all ages have said that they felt encouraged to see a woman acting as a scribe and that they had no idea it was a profession open to women at all.

The goal of Ariela's teaching sessions is always to foster excitement about Judaism through the lens of safrut, no matter what Judaism means to you. Ariela's teaching sessions are very much about meeting you where you are. Whatever your observance or prior knowledge, she will tailor her teaching session so that it will be both accessible and relevant to you.


Due to the number of factors involved, such as variations in class size, age, prior knowledge, travel, class length, and other specifications, we cannot provide a fixed list of prices. Please let us know what you are looking for and we will send you a quote.



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