Simi Peters, the author of Learning to Read Midrash (Urim Publications, 2004), has been teaching at Nishmat for over 25 years. Simi has been involved in adult Jewish education, educational consulting, and teacher education since making aliya 40 years ago. Her areas of special expertise are Tanach, Midrash and Biblical Commentary. She currently teaches at Matan’s Bellows-Eshkolot Educator’s Program. Simi has a Master’s Degree in Linguistics from the Graduate Center of CUNY.