Aaron Portman, NYU

Aaron Portman, NYU

Aaron serves as a rabbinical intern at The Bronfman Center at NYU, where he teaches JLF and meets with students to study Torah and/or drink coffee. He is studying to be a rabbi at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah in New York, and is a current Wexner Graduate Fellow.

Aaron was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio and graduated with honors from Yeshiva University with a BA in English Literature and History, following a semester researching Scottish nationalist literature at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. After graduating, Aaron participated in Avodah, where he worked at Footsteps serving the economic and educational needs of the formerly ultra-Orthodox Jewish community of New York. During his time as a rabbinical student, Aaron has worked as a Jewish educator for the Interfaith Community, a youth director at the Hebrew Institute of White Plains, and a chaplain at Rikers Island. Aaron also spent many summers working at Camp Stone, where he served as Rosh Moshava (Head of Camp). Aaron currently lives in Harlem with his wife Dena Edelman.