Yaara Shteinhart was born and raised in Israel. She received a bachelor's and a master's degree in Art History and a teaching certificate from Tel Aviv University. After serving in the Israeli navy as a graphic designer, Yaara joined El Al Israel airlines as a flight attendant and traveled to all corners of the world. She taught in several Israeli schools and is currently a doctoral student at the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education of JTS. Her research examines the educational programs of Jewish museums in New York. Yaara is also a ketubbah artist and passionate about studying and teaching Jewish and Israeli art and culture.