Meet Our Team

Yael BuechlerRabbi Yael Buechler, Founder of Midrash Manicures, has been painting Jewish nail art on biblical and holiday themes for the past fifteen years. Her manicures have been discussed by celebrities including Jon Stewart and Barry Manilow and have been featured by The New York Times. Rabbi Buechler received rabbinic ordination  from the Jewish Theological Seminary and was named one of The Jewish Week’s 36 Under 36 Jewish visionaries for her work with Midrash Manicures.

Rabbi Buechler is the Rabbi-in-Residence of the Lower School at the Solomon Schechter School of Westchester and recently participated in the PresenTense fellowship for Jewish social entrepreneurs. For articles and videos featuring Rabbi Buechler, click here. Contact Rabbi Yael Buechler at

PhotoElli Cohn, Midrash Manicures Educator, is a third year rabbinical student at the Jewish Theological Seminary. She graduated from Muhlenberg College in December 2012, where she majored in religion studies with a minor in Jewish studies. During her first year of rabbinical school she taught seventh grade students at the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue and served as the rabbinic intern at Muhlenberg College’s Hillel. In her free time, Elli enjoys cooking, memorizing Talmud, yoga, and going for long walks. To contact Elli, email

Nail ArtistSally Eisenberg, Midrash Manicures Contributing Nail Artist, is a middle school student at Solomon Schechter of Westchester and has loved Midrash Manicures since it began! Sally enjoys all kinds of art from nail painting to jewelry making. You can follow her on instagram @nails_by_sally. Contact Sally at

Erica ShapiroErica Shapiro, Midrash Manicures Graphic Designer, is an innovative artist, a driven New Yorker, and a proud Jew. Ever since the day she mastered the crayon, Erica Shapiro was destined to go into an artistic field. Erica received her BFA in Computer Art from The School Of Visual Arts in 2010. She is a an animator, designer, video editor, and producer with a multi-media background. Check out Erica’s work at Contact Erica at

Ariella MamannAriella Mamann, Midrash Manicures Contributing Nail Artist, hails from Boca Raton, Florida. She is an avid nail artist and has a major presence on Instagram (ms_instanails) and Twitter. Ariella enjoys designing intricate Midrash Manicures for different Jewish holidays and always manages to capture amazing details in her photos. To contact Ariella, email

danielle-moosazadehDanielle Moosazadeh, Midrash Manicures Sales Coordinator, graduated from LIM college in NYC and has worked in the fashion industry since 2008. She is currently a visual stylist at Bloomingdales. In her free time, Danielle enjoys kickboxing, hiking, and yoga. You can reach Danielle at

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