Rachel Friedman is the dean and founder of Lamdeinu, a center for high-level, accessible and inspiring Torah learning for adults in Teaneck, New Jersey. She was previously the associate dean and chair of Tanakh at Drisha Institute in New York City. Dean Friedman is a noted author and lecturer in Bible, liturgy and parshanut. She has served as a scholar-in-residence at synagogues, schools and other venues throughout North America and beyond. She holds an MA in Bible from the Bernard Revel Graduate School at Yeshiva University and a JD from Columbia University School of Law.