Ariele Mortkowitz is passionate about the ways women* interact with their faith and their community and has dedicated herself to the pursuit of fulfilling female spiritual and communal experiences. She is a member of Cohort II of the Created Equal Educators Fellowship of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America and created the Agam Center in 2016, establishing a Jewish communal home for women’s spirituality, wellness, ritual, and education. Further committed to creating more unique spaces for women in Judaism, Ariele founded SVIVAH, where she gets to “collect” inspirational teachers, healers, counselors, and guides devoted to improving the lives of women and then share them with the audience of Jewish women* that has been waiting for them. She received certification in Spiritual Entrepreneurship from Clal and Columbia Business School, is a member of the Kenissa Spiritual Communities Cohort, and is an inaugural participant in the JWI Jewish Communal Women’s Leadership Project for Executive Leadership. She has a background in nonprofit development focused on strategic planning, organizational growth, and culture creation. Ariele is also a JOFA/YCT/Maharat-certified premarital educator and a longtime mikvah ritual guide. Ariele lives with her family in Washington, DC where she is continually amazed by all she gains from the incredible women around her.