A Bay Area native, Liora has worked as a Jewish communal professional for over 18 years. Liora is passionate about working with professionals who support families to engage in a meaningful Jewish life. Liora is a formally trained Maggidah, a Jewish storyteller and teacher. In addition to teaching in the Jewish community, Liora is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Registered Drama Therapist whose prior professional work included working with incarcerated women, foster youth, individuals living with grief and loss, and traumatized children and families in schools and clinics. Liora and her spouse live in Berkeley with their three children.