Elisheva Urbas

Editorial Director

Elisheva Urbas, Hadar's Editorial Director, is an editor, writer, translator, coach, and teacher, working with authors, with publishing houses, and with non-profit organizations. She has edited and published the work of authors including David Ellenson, Sharon Koren, Daniel Gordis, Judith Stern Peck, Yohanan Muffs, David Hartman, David Halivni, Leonard Fein, Ruth Wisse, Isaac Bashevis Singer, David Grossman, and Abraham Joshua Heschel, and worked with publishers including Harvard, Yale, and Cambridge University Presses, Basic Books, Jewish Lights, and Faber & Faber, as well as with many non-profit organizations. In the past, she has been the director of Hazon’s coworking space Makom Hadash; the managing editor for adult books at the publishing house Farrar Straus & Giroux; and the board chair at the Solomon Schechter School of Manhattan. She and her husband have three grown daughters and live on the Upper West Side.