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Jews You Should Know

Dec 24, 2018


Miriam Schwab's life story reflects that of many olim (immigrants): ambivalent, halting beginnings eventually give way to a mature and successful Israeli life, filled with professional accomplishment and the pursuit of big dreams.

Growing up in Toronto, Canada, Miriam was always enamored with "tech" - early computers and the various coding languages that powered them. Eventually she found a home in the Word Press community, becoming one of its greatest experts, and among the only females with that designation.

A web development company she started earned her a steady living, but she had designs on something much more ambitious: creating lighting fast, impenetrably secure and environmentally friendly web services. Her new company, Stratic, does just that, and she is quickly driving it towards broad commercial viability.

In this wide-ranging conversation, we cover the topics of the vicissitudes of aliyah; the Israeli - and Jerusalem - startup scene; the challenges faced by women - and particularly religious women - as founders; and much more. Miriam is brilliant but unpretentious, ambitious but warm, and a sterling model of the new economy in the Jewish State.



Jews You Should Know introduces the broader community to interesting and inspiring Jewish men and women making a difference in our world. Some are already famous, some not yet so. But each is a Jew You Should Know.

The host, Rabbi Ari Koretzky, is Executive Director of MEOR Maryland (, a premier Jewish outreach and educational organization. MEOR operates nationally on twenty campuses and in Manhattan; visit the national website at

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