Sarah Jaffe Kasdan was born and raised in the suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio, where she attended Fuchs Mizrachi School. She spent a year after high school studying in the Old City of Jerusalem at Midreshet Harova. Sarah graduated from Brandeis University with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Education. While there, she served as a Girl Scout troop leader, in addition to holding numerous leadership positions in Hillel and the Brandeis Orthodox Organization (most notably Gabbai Shlishi and Sunday Night Learning Coordinator).
Sarah has gotten her feet wet in a variety of Jewish education roles, having served as a counselor at Camp Stone, Hebrew school teacher, intern for the Genesis High School Program, and kollel member at the Young Israel of Scarsdale. Sarah worked for two years as a 4th grade teacher at Yeshivat Noam in Paramus, NJ. She is pursuing a Master's Degree in Literacy Education from Bank Street College of Education. Sarah and her husband, Daniel, served as the OU-JLIC Fellows at Yale University where they enjoyed teaching shiurim and learning one-on-one with student chavrutot.
In her free time, Sarah enjoys doing Zumba, watching Gilmore Girls, baking, and hosting big shabbos meals!