Ariela Pelaia



M.A. in Jewish Education, Jewish Theological Seminary of America

M.A. in Jewish Studies, Columbia University

B.A. in Psychology and Religion, Wellesley College


  • Over 20 years of experience in religious studies and education
  • In 2006, Ariela received the prestigious Wexner Graduate Fellowship to study at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America


A professional religious educator, Ariela Pelaia has taught children, teens, and adult students for more than a decade. She has contributed to publications such as Kveller and The Jew & the Carrot. She currently works as a web designer and digital marketing consultant. 


Ariela holds an M.A. in Jewish Education from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, an M.A. in Jewish Studies from Columbia University, and a B.A. in Psychology and Religion from Wellesley College.

ThoughtCo and Dotdash

ThoughtCo is a premier reference site focusing on expert-created education content. We are one of the top-10 information sites in the world as rated by comScore, a leading Internet measurement company. Every month, more than 13 million readers seek answers to their questions on ThoughtCo.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population monthly. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone, and recently Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.