Our Staff

Joshua Troderman

Chief Executive Officer

Infusing his backgrounds of cinema and music production with a growing evolution as a social entrepreneur, Josh has been a passionate innovator and teacher of Jewish education for the past 16 years. Before arriving at ShalomLearning in September of 2014, Josh held teaching and administrative positions at The Rashi School, The Rodeph Sholom Day School, The Kesher Community Hebrew School, Congregation Kehillath Israel, The Rebecca and Israel Ivry Prozdor High School, Camp Ramah, Camp Edward Issacs, and Storahtelling. Josh co-founded JChoice.org (a mitzvah project donor advised fund designed to empower the next generation of Jewish youth to learn and experience the Mitzvah of Tzedakah), which he has run since its creation and launch in 2009.   Josh is married with 2 children and lives in Brookline, MA and can be seen playing keyboards and singing vocals on occasion with his soul and funk band called The New Mother Earth.

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Debi Himelfarb

Chief Operating Officer

Debi is a PMP certified business professional with experience identifying, creating, and building client relations. Prior to joining ShalomLearning, she was a proven leader for nearly a decade at Blackboard, the software company that pioneered the creation of web based eLearning software platforms powering networked learning environments. Her responsibilities included overseeing technical support teams and creating new client programs. A graduate of Rutgers College, Debi studied for a year at The Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Debi, her husband, and two sons live in Rockville, Maryland.

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Liana Mitman

Director of Program Management

Liana most recently served for four years as Teen Program Manager at the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston, coordinating the Diller Teen Fellows. Prior, Liana was the Operations Manager at the CAYL Institute (Community Advocates for Young Learners) and before that served as the FAO Schwarz Family Foundation Fellows at Jumpstart for Young Children. Liana volunteers as Co-Chair of the Boston-Haifa Young Leaders Committee and as Board Member of Yad Chessed, an organization working to support local Jews in poverty. She was selected as one of Combined Jewish Philanthropies “Chai in the Hub” winners; the top 18 most influential young Jews in Boston. Liana received her B.S. in Early Childhood Education/Child & Family Studies and her M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education both from Lesley University. She recently received a certificate in Experiential Jewish Education from Yeshiva University. Liana lives in Boston with her fiancé and adorable dog, Oliver.

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Rabbi Danielle Gobuty Eskow

Rabbi-in-Residence

Rabbi Dani is the Co-Founder and CEO of Online Jewish Learning whose mission is to make Jewish education an accessible and enjoyable experience for every student. Dani has years of experience teaching and developing Jewish curricula, and is the primary developer of educational content at OnlineJewishLearning.  Ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, Dani earned her Bachelor of Arts from Brandeis University in Near Eastern & Judaic Studies, Hebrew Language and Literature, and Psychology.  She was recently named in Boston as one of the Combined Jewish Philanthropy’s most influential leaders under 45.  Dani lives in Brookline, MA with her husband and two daughters.

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Michele Rosenfield

Director of Educational Technologies

Michele is a Jewish educator who has developed and taught various online courses. Prior to her midlife career change, Michele was a Systems Consultant for Ernst and Young and an Account Manager for Automatic Data Processing. Michele has a BA in Computer Science from Brandeis University, an MBA in Accounting from Fordham, and an MA in Jewish Education from The William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education at The Jewish Theological Seminary.   Michele and her family reside in Metuchen, NJ.

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