Stephanie Z. Bonder was born and bred in the Garden State of NJ. She developed her deep love for Israel when her father first started talking to her about Israel when she was a little girl. Her love for Israel continued in her college years, when she studied at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Currently, Stephanie enjoys her career as a general studies teacher at Golda Och Academy, a Solomon Schechter Day School in West Orange, N.J. In her volunteer hours, she is a 5th generation life member of Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America. As a past region president, she currently is involved in the Membership department of National Hadassah. Stephanie also works to educate adults on Jewish Peoplehood and current events in Israel through her involvement with the Jewish Federation of Greater Metrowest.