Orit is a long time Jewish educator, teacher-educator, researcher and writer, with experience teaching both children and adults. She has been involved in the design and implementation of numerous professional and leadership development programs and was a lecturer in the education program at Brandeis University for many years. As a senior research associate at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education, she led a multi-year research and design effort focused on developing conceptual and practical tools for improving peer-based learning with elementary, middle school and university students. In her role as a senior researcher at Helix Learning Partners, she continues to conduct targeted investigations of educational programs to help explain how and how well they are working.
Orit’s early professional experience as a community organizer provides her with a lens into how leaders develop and build values-based organizations. Orit has published and lectured widely on her work and is co-author of the award winning book, A Philosophy of Havruta.
An alumna of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship, Orit holds a doctorate in Education and Jewish Studies from Brandeis University, an Ed.M. in Teaching and Learning from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a B.A. in history from Yale University.