Over the years, Samara Lipsky has demonstrated a strong appreciation for her Jewish heritage. She graduated from the prestigious Ramaz School on the Upper East Side of New York City. More recently, she has served as a staff member with the Union for Reform Judaism. She has served as a Hebrew teacher at the Reform Temple Israel, taught a Judaism class at the 92nd Street Y, and tutored numerous young Jewish people who are bar and bat mitzvah students. She considers her heritage to be her strength.