Rebbetzin Nava Orlian


Nava Orlian is the Rebbetzin of Congregation Shaaray Tefila, a century-old shul in Lawrence, New York. Born and bred in Toronto, Nava attended Michlalah College, where she earned her B.Ed. in Judaic Studies and Special Education. She subsequently earned an M.A. in Education of the Blind from Hunter College, aside from her graduate studies in Jewish History from Touro University. Nava taught Jewish Philosophy at Ma’ayanot High School for Girls, in Teaneck, New Jersey. Prior to moving to Lawrence, Nava served as Rebbetzin of Yeshiva University’s Shenk Shul, where she counseled countless women in their relationships and decision-making processes. Since moving to Long Island in 2015, she has played an active role as Rebbetzin of Shaaray Tefila and as a teacher of the Blind & Visually Impaired.