Mrs. AMY Hope Friedman; Head Teacher, bnos aliya elementary
Morah Amy graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a degree in Economics and History. She earned her Juris Doctor and Master of Laws degrees at New York University, where she also served as an Adjunct Instructor in the Department of Economics. After law school she joined Cravath, Swaine & Moore in the Corporate Department.
Morah Amy discovered Montessori when her eldest child was about to enter nursery school. For many years, while practicing law and raising her four children, she remained a fan of all things Montessori. Last year she decided to pay attention to her heart’s desire and enrolled full-time in the nine-month certification program offered by the renowned Association Montessori International at the Montessori Training Center Northeast. This summer she will pursue her lower elementary Montessori certification at the Princeton Center for Teacher Education. She will also be obtaining limudei kodesh training from our own Rabbi Jonathan Rietti.
Morah Amy studied Hebrew alongside her children at Ulpan Akiva in Netanya, Israel. She brings her love of Torah, Hebrew, and Israel to us. She is thrilled to be part of the ambitious vision that is Bnos Aliya.