Elana Moscovitch

Elana Moscovitch

Elana Moscovitch is a teacher, social worker, and guidance counselor working at a feminist girls’ school in Toronto. She is the mother of an eight-year-old daughter who has the Hebrew name Ma’ayan after her grandmother Zichrona L’bracha. The second time she lived in Jerusalem in seventh grade, she became best friends with Judith Rosenbaum, Executive Director of the Jewish Women’s Archive in Boston. Both of their families were on sabbatical that year and got to know each other. She and Judith were next door neighbors and attended the same Misorati Junior High School in French Hill. It is through following Judith’s posts and personal blog online that Elana discovered this avenue for publishing.  

Blog Posts

Holocaust Remembrance Candle

What Does Good Holocaust Education Look Like?

Elana Moscovitch

Teaching kids about the Holocaust should inspire them to fight injustice and change the world.

Elana Moscovitch and her daughter

I Taught at a Jewish School Before I Came Out. Twenty Years Later, I Went Back.

Elana Moscovitch

This time around, I could be open about my family and my identity and not worry about derogatory comments.

Person Holding Star of David Baking Mold

Experimenting in the Kitchen Helped Me Cope with COVID

Elana Moscovitch

Cooking and baking during the pandemic reconnected me with my family and my roots.

Virtual High Holidays Graphic

The High Holidays Go Virtual: Three Rabbis on Jewish Ritual during a Pandemic

Elana Moscovitch

JWA talks to three rabbis about how Judaism has changed, and stayed the same, during the pandemic.


Revisiting Israel

Elana Moscovitch

Elana Moscovitch revisits Israel after living there as a child and makes new discoveries through her daughter's eyes.

Topics: Israel, Palestine


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How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Elana Moscovitch." (Viewed on May 23, 2024) <http://jwa.org/blog/author/moscovitch-elana>.