Woman Crush Wednesday: BEVERLY SOCHER-LERNER

WHO: Beverly lives in Graduate Hospital with her spouse, Naomi and their daughter Selah, born spring 2015. When she isn't gardening on Madison Square or hiking in the Wissahickon, she works as the Director of Makom Community, a brand-new Jewish after school enrichment center. Beverly ran a Hebrew school out of the trunk of her car as she worked her way through college and loves working in out-of-the-box ways to build community. 


WHY WE LOVE HER: We can't think of a more perfect person to work with children than Beverly. She is the definition of open-minded and seems to have no need to be in control of the way her students learn and explore--an impressive feat to those of us who are recovering control freaks! Beverly is strong in her convictions, but gentle in her approach and this is especially apparent when we see her with her very chill daughter Selah. 


ON MOTHERHOOD: Teaching kids is what makes me jump out of bed every morning--especially when I get to design their whole experience as the director of Makom Community. The deep connections and growth I've seen in hundreds of students over the years were a huge motivator in my wanting to parent. I'm so excited to see Selah grow and learn alongside her on this journey!