Dr. Daniel Fainstein is Dean and Professor of Jewish Studies and Education at the Hebraica University in Mexico City. He was educated in Buenos Aires, Jerusalem, and the National Autonomous University of Mexico where he got his PhD. He served as Dean of the Seminario Rabínico Latino Americano M.T. Meyer, was the Executive Director of... Read More
Sal Litvak was born in Santiago, Chile and moved to New York at age five. He is a graduate of Harvard College, NYU Law School, and the School of Theater, Film and Television at UCLA. His first film was the Passover comedy and cult hit, When Do We Eat? His second film, Saving Lincoln, explores... Read More
Session facilitated by Judith Rosenbaum, Executive Director of the Jewish Women’s Archive Alicia Jo Rabins is a poet, composer, performer and Jewish educator. She loves the wisdom, power and poetry of ancient Jewish texts and has been teaching Torah to adults and teens for fifteen years. A violinist since the age of three, in 2008... Read More
Satan: Judaism’s Most Vile Villain, or Helpful Hero?We are probably familiar with Satan from popular culture (red skin, horns, tail) and other religious traditions (God’s nemesis, pure evil, ruler of Hell), but he is none of those things in the Hebrew Bible. In this class, we’ll examine Satan’s role in the Bible and in Jewish interpretation, and may find that he has helped shaped Judaism in more ways than we could imagine.
Rabbi Asher Lopatin is the president of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School, an Orthodox rabbinical school that teaches an inclusive, open and welcoming Torah. Previously, he was the spiritual leader of Anshe Sholom B’nai Israel Congregation, a modern Orthodox synagogue in Chicago, for 18 years. He received his ordination from Rav Ahron Soloveichik and Yeshivas... Read More
Judy Klitsner is a senior lecturer at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, where she has been teaching Bible and biblical exegesis for more than two decades. A disciple of the great Torah teacher Nechama Leibowitz, Judy lectures internationally and holds a visiting lectureship at the London School of Jewish Studies. In her teaching and... Read More
Rabbi Morey Schwartz currently serves as Director of Education for the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He is a graduate of Yeshiva University, with a Master’s from the Bernard Revel Graduate School, and ordination from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. He served as a congregational rabbi... Read More
Aharon Ariel Lavi is the founder and director of the Nettiot Network, reengaging Haredi Ba’aley Teshuva (Returnees) into Israeli society, and of the Hitzim social business. He is also founder of Garin Shuva next to the Gaza border and co-founder of the National Council of Mission-Driven Communities. Aharon is writing a PhD on Jewish Economic... Read More