Aviel Brodkin is a passionate teacher of Torah, synthesizing Jewish wisdom with personal meaning for navigating life. She is known for her empowering self-development workshops and parent coaching as the Rebbetzin of Congregation Kesser Israel in Portland, Oregon. Most recently she served as Principal of Maayan Torah day school for ten years which she and community members started in 2011. Aviel’s educational background is in Speech & Language Development, educational leadership, and she is a Nurtured Heart Approach trainer. She has taught Judaic Studies in post-high school seminaries in Jerusalem, opened a kosher food pantry, and is an educational mentor for numerous teachers.