Helena Bondar is the Program Associate at Limmud NY. Helena spent the past academic year immersed in full-time study at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Israel. Before seeking to quench her thirst for Talmud, she worked for several years in Washington, DC at GeoPoll, a tech-startup. She attended American University in DC, majoring in International Studies. She is also an alumnus of Nahum Goldmann Fellowship and various JDC Entwine trips. She was born in Moldova, grew up in Cleveland, OH and currently resides in Washington Heights, NYC.