Rabbi Yael Buechler
Lower School Rabbi
Rabbi Yael Buechler is the Lower School rabbi and outreach coordinator at the Leffell Lower School. Rabbi Buechler is a graduate of the rabbinical school at the Jewish Theological Seminary where she also received her master’s degree in Midrash. She recently participated in the “Art of Leadership” Institute of the Harvard Principals’ Center, a selective leadership-development program at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. Rabbi Buechler was named one of the 36 Under 36 Jewish Visionaries for her work with Midrash Manicures, an educational venture where Torah is “hands-on.” Rabbi Buechler has recently published pieces on Jewish topics, from parenting to the history of Jewish holidays, in The Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, Business Insider, Kveller, and The Forward. Rabbi Buechler and her husband Yair live in Riverdale. They are proud parents of Lev, a Leffell student, and Nadav.