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Founding Director

Barrie grew up in Wilmette, on the North Shore of Chicago.

She holds a degree in fine arts from the University of Madison Wisconsin and has been teaching art for almost twenty-five years utilizing the setting to help build children's self esteem.  

Barrie along with her husband, Rabbi Chaim Feld opened the Washington D.C branch of Aish and afterwards set down roots within the Cleveland community, opening Aish Cleveland. 

Barrie focused her passion on providing Chizuk to frum women after a close friend challenged her to go outside her "Kiruv bubble" and provide growth opportunities for women within the religious community to connect to Hashem. 

Barrie lives in University Heights with her husband, and their youngest child who is still living at home.

Barrie's personal story was published in Binah Magazine, to read the full article, click here.

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