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Avivah Zornberg

Avivah Zornberg has been teaching Torah for the past 30 years at Jewish, academic & psychoanalytic settings around the world, & is the author of five acclaimed books on Tanach.

Judy Klitsner

Judy Klitsner, a senior lecturer at Pardes in Jerusalem, teaches Bible in an engaging, interactive style. She is the author of the acclaimed "Subversive Sequels in the Bible."

Miriam Anzovin

Miriam Anzovin is a writer, visual artist, and creator of the viral “Daf Reactions” series on Tiktok. She exists at the intersection of Sefaria and Sephora.

Rachel Sharansky Danziger

Rachel is a Jerusalem-born writer, speaker, and lover of juxtapositions. She blogs about life in Israel, parenting, storytelling in the Bible...And the places where they intersect.

Tova Hartman

Tova Hartman, a founder of Shira Hadasha, lectures widely on Judaism & feminism, religious innovation, prayer, & marginalization of the other in Jewish tradition.

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Raphael Zarum

Rabbi Zarum is Dean of the London School of Jewish Studies and has a doctorate in Theoretical Physics. He specialises in wildly innovative and meaningful readings of Jewish sources

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Aaron Leibowitz

Founding Rabbi of Chuppot, providing weddings in Israel outside the Rabanut. Former Jerusalem City Council Member. Inspirational teacher, Feminist, Storyteller and Troublemaker.

Aryeh Ben David

Renowned educator and author, Aryeh Ben David, personally addresses the contemporary crisis of disconnection from prayer through his latest book: Prayers of the Lost & Found.

David Frankel

Rabbi Dr. David Frankel teaches Hebrew Bible and Jewish studies to Israeli M.A. and Rabbinical students at the Schechter Institute of Jerusalem.

David Levin

People seek meaning and connection in their lives. Rabbi David is dedicated to helping shed light on the paths of each seeker through the profound wisdom of the Jewish tradition.

David Starr

David Starr directs Tzion, and is a Research Associate at Brandeis. He served as Scholar in Residence at Gann Academy. David is writing a biography of Solomon Schechter.

Elhanan Miller

Rabbi Elhanan Miller is a Jewish educator, journalist, and director of People of the Book, an online initiative geared at teaching Arab audiences about Jewish faith and culture.

Gershom Gorenberg

Gershom Gorenberg is an Israeli historian and journalist. His latest book is ‘War of Shadows: Codebreakers, Spies and the Secret Struggle to Drive the Nazis from the Middle East.’

Gila Fine

Gila Fine teaches Aggada at Pardes, exploring the Talmud's stories through philosophy, literary criticism, psychoanalysis and pop-culture. She is editor in chief of Maggid Books.

Jeffrey Shoulson

Jeffrey Shoulson is Doris and Simon Konover Chair of Judaic Studies, Professor of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages, and Professor of English at the University of Connecticut

Margie Cella

Rabbi Cella, in a second career, tells the story of converting to Judaism, with her husband and 2 children, and ultimate ordination at JTS, and also speaks on Bible and Talmud.

Michael Margaretten Cohen

Early leader Jewish environmental movement: founding faculty, Arava Institute for Environmental Studies: Conflict Resolution faculty, Bennington College: author, Einstein's Rabbi.

Rachael Turkienicz

With a Ph.D. in Talmud & Midrash, Rachael Turkienicz brings insights ranging from the ancient to the modern. A national columnist, published author, television host & producer.

Rahel Berkovits

Rahel Berkovits is an expert on women and Judaism, author of "A Daughter's Recitation of Mourner's Kaddish," and a teacher of Mishnah, Talmud, and Halakha at the Pardes Institute.

Reuben Ebrahimoff

Reuben Ebrahimoff, author of "From Your Lips To God's Ears," has spoken about the Haftorahs in over 100 different congregations worldwide. He also teaches weekly Tehillim classes.

Shai Cherry

Shai Cherry is a Conservative rabbi with a doctorate in Jewish Thought. He is an authority on Judaism & Darwinism, Torah interpretations, and the philosophy of halakhah.

Sharon Weiss-Greenberg

Sharon is the ED of JOFA. Sharon was the first Orthodox woman chaplain at Harvard University and an OU JLIC educator. Sharon earned her PhD at NYU as a Wexner/Davidson fellow.

Shmuel Reichman

Harvard and UChicago trained, Rabbi Shmuel Reichman is a bestselling author, international speaker and high-performance coach. He speaks on topics of leadership & Jewish thought.

Simi Peters

Simi Peters, author of Learning to Read Midrash, is an internationally acclaimed Jewish educator and speaker. Her interactive style is warm, inclusive and intellectually engaging.

Tomer Persico

Dr. Tomer Persico is a Shalom Hartman Institute Scholar in Residence and teaches at UC Berkeley. His book, "The Jewish Meditative Tradition," was published in 2016

Tzemah Yoreh

As a Bible scholar and poet, Dr. Rabbi Tzemah most enjoys surprising people as they discover sides of the Bible they never knew and inspiring audiences with new prayers.

Yonatan Neril

Rabbi Yonatan Neril founded and directs The Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development and its Jewish Eco Seminars branch. He speaks internationally on faith and ecology.