Rabbi Meni Even-Israel was born in Jerusalem. He was ordained by Israel’s Chief Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu and served as a Campus Rabbi for several years in the United States. He currently serves as the Executive Director of the Steinsaltz Center in Jerusalem, overseeing Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz’s institutions worldwide. He is responsible for the completion... Read More
Joseph and His Master's Wife: A Tale of Love, Obsession, Temptation and PietyFew characters in the Bible are as complex and ambiguous as the one of Joseph. What adds to the allure of his character are the many Biblical, Talmudic and Midrashic references to his exceptional physical beauty. In this class we will savor this beauty, as well as the beauty of the many tales that are told about the handsome Hebrew slave who has become the grand prince of Egypt, thus irreversibly changing the course of his people's history. We will also ask the question that lurks between the lines of this epic love tale: what really went on in the bedchamber of the wife of Potiphar the Egyptian?
Naomi Ackerman is the founder and director of The Advot Project, using theater for transformation. Her curriculum Relationships 101 is currently implemented in schools and Juvenile detention camps. Naomi’s acclaimed one woman show, “Flowers Aren’t Enough” has been presented over 1600 times globally. She is a Founding/Creating member of “View Points” an Arab Jewish theater,... Read More
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
Michaël Sebban enseigne le Zohar et la Kabbale à Paris. Il dirige le site www.beithazohar.com et travaille actuellement sur une nouvelle traduction du Zohar en français. Il a aussi enseigné la philosophie au lycée et est l’auteur de plusieurs romans, dont Kotel California et Lechaim. Michaël Sebban teaches Zohar and Kabbalah in Paris. He heads... Read More