by Frances Arking
I started teaching kallah classes about six years ago after I was sought out by one of the well-known teachers in my Brooklyn community. She knew I had a masters in social work and felt I could connect well with brides, though if you knew me you would probably not peg me as a kallah teacher (I never even pegged myself as one!). I was flattered and humbled by her confidence in me.
And so, one summer night we met in her living room and I began my training.