Rabbi Yael Buechler, Founder of Midrash Manicures, began doing intricate manicures when she was a middle school student at the Solomon Schechter Day School of Suffolk County. Over the past fifteen years, Rabbi Buechler has designed Midrash Manicures based on biblical themes, from Noah’s Ark to the Ten Plagues and her manicures have been discussed by celebrities including Barry Manilow.
Rabbi Buechler received rabbinic ordination and a Masters in Midrash from the Jewish Theological Seminary. Rabbi Buechler was named by The Jewish Week as one of “36 Under 36” Jewish Visionaries of 2010 for her work with Midrash Manicures.
Miriam Aniel, Midrash Manicures Intern, is a sophomore and a List College Fellow in the Joint Program between Columbia University and the Jewish Theological Seminary. She is studying both Jewish Literature and Art History, with an emphasis on Islamic art and particularly enjoys learning about Judaism and the Middle East. Miriam has taught Judaica and Hebrew in both mainstream religious schools and special needs classrooms in Charlotte, North Carolina. She is passionate about making education accessible for all—particularly for women and children. Miriam is excited to be a part of the Midrash Manicures team, where art, education and Judaism come together.