Eliyahu Lifschitz* - Hebrew University: Having received his
BS in Mechanical Engineering as a joint-program student of Yeshiva
and Columbia Universities, Elli is now pursuing his MS in Jewish
History. Elli has worked as a dorm counselor in several yeshivot,
where he devoted much of his time to one-on-one tutorials with
Yosef Sukenik* - JCT (Machon Lev): Yosef is currently
working towards a B.S. in industrial engineering. He
completed his yeshiva studies at the Yeshiva of Sderot
while doing his Israeli army service. Yosef has taught
Jewish studies in a variety of contexts in both Hebrew and
Raphael Poch - Bar Ilan University: After moving to Israel
from Toronto, Raphael spent three years at Yeshivat Sha'alavim. He
then completed his BA and MA in Jewish History and is continuing to
study for his doctorate. Raphael hopes to pursue a career in
academia teaching Jewish History.
Ahuva Wisebrod: Originally from Toronto, Ahuva received her
BA at York University and her MSW from Yeshiva University. She also
spent several years at various seminaries in Israel, first as a
student and then as a counselor. Ahuva currently works with at-risk
youth in Jerusalem.
Yakov Frydman-Kohl - Hebrew University: Yakov grew up in the
United States and Canada. He spent the last six years in Israeli
yeshivot and serving in the Israeli army. Ya'akov is currently
working towards a BA in philosophy and law.
Haim Pais - Midrash Sepharadi: Originally from South Africa,
Haim has spent the last few years earning his rabbinic ordination.
While studying, he has also been teaching in a variety of contexts.
Haim is planning to return to the Diaspora and pursue a career in
Michelle Shelemay: Hailing from England, Michelle earned her
BA and MS from the University of Manchester. Since graduating from
high school, she has spent much time involved in Jewish studies,
studying at various seminaries in Israel and teaching both formally
and informally in England.
Feivel Strauss* - Bar Ilan University: Feivel is near
completion of his MA in Jewish History at Bar Ilan University, where
he also received his BA. He previously studied at Yeshivat haMivtar
and recently worked for the Jewish Agency as a pluralistic youth
Yael Brunner - Hebrew University: Yael was born and raised in
the Czech Republic. She received her BA and MA in Jewish Studies and
Theology from Charles University in Prague and hopes to go back to
Eastern Europe to teach Jewish Studies.
Atara Newberger - Herzog College: Atara has a BA in English
from Barnard and an MA in Bible from Yeshiva University. She also
received training as a Soloveitchik Institute fellow before working
as a Judaic Studies teacher for the last three years at SAR Academy
in New York.
Ben Vago - Yeshivat Chovevei Torah/Pardes: Ben is on a leave
of absence from the rabbinic program at YCT in New York. Prior to
this, he studied at Yeshivat haKotel and earned his BA from Yeshiva
University. Ben looks forward to a career in the American rabbinate.
Eyal Cohen* - Shehebar Sephardic Center: Eyal has studied at a
number of yeshivot in Israel and is finishing up his studies for
rabbinic ordination. Eyal grew up in Canada and looks forward to
going back to serve the Jewish community in the Diaspora.
Chana Lockerman*:Chana received her BA from the University of
Minnesota. She attended several seminaries in Israel and has given
classes in Judaic studies for a number of different programs. Chana
currently works in informal Jewish Education.
Elli Ausubel - Yeshiva University (Gruss Kollel): Elli grew
up in New York, studied for two years at Yeshivat Kerem beYavneh and
then earned his BA at Yeshiva University. He is currently studying
for rabbinic ordination and towards an MA in Jewish Education.
Elisheva Ausubel - Midreshet Lindenbaum: Elisheva studied at
Michlelet Mevasseret Yerushalyim before returning to Stern College
where she received her BA. She is now studying for her MA in
Biblical Studies at Yeshiva University and enrolled in the Educators
Program at Midreshet Lindenbaum. She plans to pursue a career in
Chava Goldstein - She'arim College: Chava earned her BA at
Grinell College in her native Iowa. From there, she went on to study
at the University of Chicago where she received her MS. During her
undergraduate and graduate studies, she spent significant time
conducting research in Latin America.
Shalva Abel: Shalva received her BS from the University of
Manchester where she grew up. She subsequently studied at Midreshet
Rachel veChaya and is now involved in Jewish organizational work.