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Miriam Zami Edeson

Miriam Zami Edeson is a PhD student in Talmud and Ancient Judaism at Yeshiva University. After graduating from Yeshivah of Flatbush, Miriam spent her gap year at Midreshet Lindenbaum in Israel and then continued her studies at Stern College for Women. Through her college years, Miriam participated in many bet midrash programs, including Drisha, Pardes, and the Center for Modern Torah Leadership, as well as the Sephardic Synagogue bet midrash fellowship. Before beginning her doctoral studies, Miriam served as the primary Jewish educator at the Hillel at Baruch, City, and John Jay Colleges, where she designed curricula and taught classes for hundreds of Jewish students.

Miriam actively teaches both in and out of the Sephardic community, including for the SCA, Allegra Franco Bet Midrash, and the Tikvah Scholars Program. She was awarded the inaugural Emerging Scholar Fellowship by Ma’ayan in the greater Boston Jewish community, and her essay recently received runner-up for the Hadar Ateret Zvi Prize for Hiddushei Torah. Miriam is also part of Sefaria’s three-year Word-by-Word Fellowship, which provides support for scholars to produce an original book of Jewish textual analysis.

In her free time, Miriam is an editor at The Lehrhaus, an online publication of Jewish thought. Miriam lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Ian.