Michelle Steinhart is the Director of Special Projects at Matan. She has worked in Jewish education and Jewish Special Education for over 30 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 from Yeshiva University’s Stern College for Women with a Bachelor of Arts in Education and an Associate’s Degree in Judaic Studies. Michelle went on to earn her Master of Arts in Special Education at Hunter College of the City of New York. Michelle has led professional development sessions for various synagogues, schools and agencies and serves as a consultant for synagogues working to build inclusivity in their communities. Michelle was 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.