Global Day ON AIR 2018 Speakers

Rabbi Pinchas Allouche | Dr. Deena Aronoff | Haim Aronovitz | Rabbi Avi Baumol | Dr. Ari Bursztein | Rabbi Jennifer Clayman | Karen Ettinger | Rabbi Meni Even-Israel | Rabbi Michel Gugenheim | Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman | Nora Katz | Arthur Kurzweil | Rabbi David Levin-Kruss | Sandra Lilienthal | Dr. Yaacov Maoz | Rabbi Yves Marciano | Jonathan Ornstein | Dana Pulver | Rachel Raz | Rabbi Dorothy Richman | Leonid Rozengauz | Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan | Rabbi Dr. Iris Yaniv

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Rabbi Pinchas Allouche

The Four Steps to Freedom

This video is already available to watch | Presented by Congregation Beth Tefillah, Scottsdale

Rabbi Pinchas Allouche is a well-recognized rabbinic figure and a sought-after lecturer and author of many essays and writings on the Jewish faith, mysticism, and social analysis. He was born in Toulouse, France and grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa and Jerusalem, Israel. His travels have also taken him to Geneva, Switzerland where he provided Jewish Learning Opportunities and activities to adults and youth alike, and to Milano, Italy where he received his rabbinic ordination. From 1999 until 2002, Rabbi Allouche served as a teacher and educator in the Mekor Chaim School in Jerusalem and in the Jerusalem Seminaries for young Jewish Women, “Torat Chesed” and “Tikva”. Prior to joining our community, Rabbi Allouche served as a Rabbi, Youth & Programming Director in Congregation Beth Tefillah of Atlanta, GA. Rabbi Allouche is currently the spiritual leader of Congregation Beth Tefillah in Scottsdale, AZ, and is a highly respected and tremendously involved member of the Jewish community of Greater Phoenix, participating in the Think Tank Committee of the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix, and teaching Middle School Judaics at the Pardes Jewish Day School. Rabbi Allouche is also member of the Vaad Harabanim, the Orthodox Rabbinic Council – Arizona’s Committee of Orthodox Rabbis. Rabbi Allouche was recently listed as one of The Jewish Daily Forward’s most inspiring American rabbis.

Dr. Deena Aronoff

On the Road with Elijah

With Rabbi Jennifer Clayman, Rabbi Dorothy Richman, and Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
This video is already available to view | Presented by the Lehrhaus Talmud Circles in the Bay Area, California.

Dr. Deena Aronoff is assistant professor of medieval Jewish studies at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA. Her interests include rabbinic literature, medieval patterns of Jewish thought and the broader question of continuity and change in Jewish history. Deena is also a community educator and teaches Bible, rabbinics, and Jewish mysticism in a variety of adult education programs. Deena is also a recently certified yoga instructor and teaches yoga in San Francisco.

Haim Aronovitz

Talmudic Time Travel: Jerusalem, Then and Now

This video is already available to watch | Presented by the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning
Haim Aronovitz serves as the Director of Travel Seminars of the Florence Melton School for Adult Jewish Learning. Since 1989, he has worked with the Melton Centre for Jewish Education at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem with in-service training programs for teachers, and he served as Educational Director of the Centre’s Senior Educators Program. For over 40 years, he has enjoyed learning and teaching about Israel and its manifold narratives, the teaching always being enriched by the students. His studies at Hebrew University have led to an MA in Contemporary Jewry and Jewish Education, as well as a Teacher’s Diploma. Haim makes his home in Jerusalem, along with his wife, Sandy, and their three children.

Rabbi Avi Baumol

From Auschwitz By Bicycle: The Extraordinary Journey to JCC Krakow

With Jonathan Ornstein
This video is already available to watch | Presented by JCC Krakow

Rabbi Avi Baumol is serving the Jewish community of Krakow as it undergoes a revitalization as part of a resurgence of Jewish awareness in Poland. He is also the Emissary of Shavei Israel in Krakow, Poland. He graduated Yeshiva University and Bernard Revel Graduate School with an MA in Medieval Jewish History. He is a musmach of RIETS and studied at Yeshivat Har Etzion in Alon Shvut. He served as a rabbi in Vancouver British Columbia for five years. Rabbi Baumol is the author of “The Poetry of Prayer” (Gefen Publishing, 2010).

Rabbi Dr. Ari Bursztein

Un viaje hacia ninguna parte

This video is already available to view | Presented by the Seminario Rabinico Latinoamericano

El rabino Dr. Ari Bursztein es P.H.D. en Pensamiento Judío de la Universidad Hebrea de Jerusalem, dictó clases en el Instituto Schechter (donde obtuvo su smijá rabínica) y en el Centro Interdisciplinario de Hertzlia. Publicó el primer libro en Hebreo sobre el pensamiento de Emil Fackenheim y también numerosos artículos sobre pensamiento judío y educación judía. Curso estudios de post-doctorado en Filosofía de la Educación en la Universidad de Haifa. Actualmente es el Decano de asuntos Académicos del Seminario Rabínico Latinoamericano. [email protected].

Rabbi Jennifer Clayman

On the Road with Elijah

With Dr. Deena Aronoff, Rabbi Dorothy Richman, and Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan

This video is already available to view | Presented by the Lehrhaus Talmud Circles in the Bay Area, California.

Jennifer Clayman joined the Lehrhaus faculty in 2016. She is a rabbi with over two decades of experience in Jewish education and communal life, and she especially loves teaching adults. A resident of the Bay Area since 2008, she lives in Mountain View with her husband and children.

Karen Ettinger

Where the Books Go: If Books Could Tell Their Tales

This video is already available to view | Presented by the National Library of Israel 

Karen was born in Birmingham, England and made Aliyah at the age of 11. She has a M.A in Learning Technologies, a BSc. in Biology and a Teacher’s degree. Besides teaching biology and geography in junior high schools, Karen has more than 25 years’ experience in the field of online and virtual education and instructional design. Karen leads Educational Projects of the National Library of Israel in Europe, mainly in the UK and in Israel. The goal of these projects is to enhance accessibility to primary sources (mostly digital resources) of the collections of the library for the educational system. These projects include a primary source catalogue for teachers and students, a resource repository for educators and interactive online tools for exploration of primary sources. In addition, Karen runs lectures, seminars, workshops and academic courses to promote integration of primary sources in education for academics, educators, youth, students and the general public.

Rabbi Meni Even-Israel

Jonah and Transformation

This video is already available to watch | Presented by the Steinsaltz Center and the Aleph Society

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 of the English and French editions of the Steinsaltz Talmud, and most recently the publication of the Steinsaltz Tanakh. He lives in Jerusalem with his wife, Liza, and their four children.

Rabbi Michel Gugenheim

Voyage biblique et talmudique autour de la ville de Jéricho

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Michel Gugenheim, né en 1950 à Paris, est un rabbin français. Rabbin de la synagogue Michkenot Israël depuis 1980 et directeur du Séminaire israélite de France (SIF) de 1992 à 2012, il est élu grand-rabbin de Paris, le 28 mars 2012. Le 11 avril 2013, il est désigné avec le rabbin Olivier Kaufmann, son successeur au SIF, pour assurer l’intérim du grand-rabbin de France, à la suite de la démission forcée de Gilles Bernheim et dans l’attente d’une nouvelle élection, fixée au 22 juin 2014, remportée par Haïm Korsia.

Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman

Torah In Orbit: Jewish Journeys in Space

With Rachel Raz
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Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman has been a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in the  Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics since August 2001. He received a BA in Astronomy (summa cum laude) from Amherst College (1966); a PhD in Astrophysics from Harvard University (1971); and an MSc in Materials Science from Rice University (1988). As a NASA astronaut (1978-1997) he made five space flights, becoming the first astronaut to log 1000 hours of flight time aboard the Space Shuttle. He has performed four spacewalks, including the first unplanned, contingency spacewalk in NASA’s history (STS-51D; April 1985) and the initial repair/rescue mission for the Hubble Space Telescope (STS-61; December 1993). Following his astronaut career, Dr. Hoffman spent four years as NASA’s European Representative, working at the US Embassy in Paris. His primary research interests are in improving the technology of space suits and designing innovative space systems for human and robotic space exploration. Dr. Hoffman is director of the Massachusetts Space Grant Consortium, responsible for space-related educational activities. He is Deputy Principal Investigator of an experiment on NASA’s Mars 2020 mission, which will for the first time produce oxygen from extraterrestrial material, a critical step in the future of human space exploration. In 2007, Dr. Hoffman was elected to the US Astronaut Hall of Fame.

Nora Katz

Travelers, Tourists, Pilgrims: Identity and Place in Journeys to the Jewish South

This video is already available to watch | Presented by the Institute of Southern Jewish Life

Nora Katz is the Director of Heritage and Interpretation at the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL). Based in Jackson, Mississippi, the ISJL is a trans-denominational organization committed to bringing educational, historical, and cultural programming to Jewish communities across the American South. In her role at the ISJL, Nora interprets and shares the rich legacy of Jews in the South through public programs, shared experiences, and more. She runs the ISJL’s Southern Jewish Heritage Tour program, through which she plans trips for congregations, Hillels, and community groups to experience Jewish life and history in the South. Nora has a Master’s degree in Public History and Cultural Heritage from Trinity College Dublin and is passionate about the intersection between history, memory, and theatre.

Arthur Kurzweil

Mishpochology 101: Jewish Genealogy

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Arthur Kurzweil is a writer, publisher, teacher and magician. He is the author of several books including On the Road with Rabbi Steinsaltz and From Generation to Generation: How to Trace your Jewish Family History. Arthur received a lifetime achievement award from the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies for his groundbreaking work in the field. His textbook, My Generations: A Course in Jewish Family History, has been used in synagogue schools for 35 years.

Rabbi David Levin-Kruss

“Movement of the People”: The Exodus Story in Reggae and Spirituals

This video is already available to watch | Presented by JDC and Moishe House
“Jewish text and tradition is the ‘technology’ we use to make the world a better place” says Rabbi David Levin-Kruss, director of Jewish Education for JDC-Europe. David hopes to infuse community programs with rich and innovative Jewish content by supporting European Jews in finding their own Jewish voice. Prior to joining JDC, Levin-Kruss taught and directed special programs at Jerusalem’s Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, served as the Overseas Director of the Melitz Centers for Jewish Zionist Education, and was the Community Director and Family Educator of Stanmore and Canons Park Synagogue in London. DLK is also the founder of My Open Book, a methodology that uses Jewish and general texts combined with life-coaching techniques to achieve personal breakthroughs. Levin-Kruss holds a B.A. and Teachers’ Certification in English Literature and Jewish Thought from Hebrew University. He also served in the IDF’s Spokesperson’s Unit, and received rabbinic ordination from the Joseph and Gwendolyn Straus Rabbinical Seminary.

Sandra Lilienthal

The Making of a Wandering People

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Sandra Lilienthal is a Jewish Educator who has great enthusiasm for teaching Judaism as a living religion, and infusing true passion for it among those who study with her. She is part of the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning faculty, an adjunct professor at Gratz College, and the author of Pillars of Judaism, an Adult Education two-year curriculum. Sandra is a frequent speaker at Jewish education conferences, Limmud conferences across North America, synagogues and other Jewish organizations. In 2015, Sandra was nominated by her students and was awarded the prestigious Covenant Award for Excellence in Jewish Education.

Sandra received her Master’s in Jewish Studies and her Doctorate in Jewish Education from Gratz College. Sandra has worked in the Jewish Education field in many different capacities for the last 25 years: Religious School teacher, Bar/Bat Mitzvah Tutor, Director of Education, Director of Lifelong Learning. She has taught every age from preschool to adults, both in her native Brazil and in the USA (Waco, TX and South Florida). For the past 12 years, Sandra has focused on teaching adults and building communities of learners in South Florida. For more on Sandra, check out

Dr. Yaacov Maoz

מסעות המים בארץ הקודש: בין מדע ליהדות בנושא מחזור המים בעולם

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Dr. Yaacov Maoz (Hebrew University) is a researcher on Rabbinic thought and lecturer on Jewish social philosophy, and a leader at Chevrat L’Matnasim Israel Association of Community Centers. He is a poet and writer, author of the book Poetic Justice, which proposes social improvements through his original poems, and author of the book God, Love, Aesthetics: Art, Faith and Aesthetics in Rabbinic Thought. As manager of the “Identities and Shared Society” Department of the Israel Association of Community Centers, he wrote and edited the popular series “Holidays in the Community”. He is active in leadership development and connections with Diaspora Jewry and Israeli Arab society. A graduate of the HUC rabbinical program and one of the founders of the Israeli Rabbinate program, he chose not to accept rabbinical ordination. He volunteers as a board member of the “Tikkun” movement, which promotes social responsibility via the Mizrahi Jewish cultural tradition, on the board of the Kurdish community, working for the preservation of spoken Aramaic, as a commentator on Jewish and social issues on the Army radio station Galei Tzahal, and on Jokopost.

Rabbi Yves Marciano

À la découverte de la lumière selon la Hassidout

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Le Rabbin Yves Marciano est le Rabbin de la synagogue des Tournelles (Paris); il enseigne la Kabbale lourianique; et le chef du Département des conversions, le Consistoire israélite de Paris Ile de France.

Jonathan Ornstein

From Auschwitz By Bicycle: The Extraordinary Journey to JCC Krakow

With Rabbi Avi Baumol
This video is already available to watch  | Presented by JCC Krakow

Since its opening in April 2008 by HRH, The Prince of Wales, Jonathan Ornstein has served as the Executive Director of the Jewish Community Centre of Krakow, an organization devoted to rebuilding Jewish life in Krakow. The JCC boasts over 700 Jewish members, welcomes 10,000 visitors a month and has become one of Poland’s most visible signs of Jewish revival. Prior to the JCC’s opening in 2008, he lectured in Modern Hebrew at Krakow’s Jagiellonian University Department of Jewish Studies for 6 years and founded the “Gesher” association for Polish-Israeli dialogue. A native of New York City, Jonathan moved to Israel in 1994, living for 7 years on a kibbutz in the Negev desert and serving for 2 years in a combat unit in the I.D.F. before making his way to Poland in 2001. He is a founding member of the Krakow Association of Christians and Jews where he serves as vice president. He also serves on the boards of the Krakow branch of the Child Survivors of the Holocaust organization and JCC Global. In 2014 Jonathan was awarded the Cohon Award for services benefiting the Jewish People and in 2015 he was awarded the “Bene Merito” medal by the Polish Foreign Ministry for his work promoting Poland.

Дана Пулвер (Dana Pulver)

Йона, или Туда и обратно

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pulverДана Пулвер – еврейский образователь и экзегист. Увлекшись богатым миром еврейского наследия еще в детстве в Киеве, после репатриации она продолжила углубляться в изучение еврейских текстов в женской ешиве и в университетской программе “Хаврута”. Дана получила степень магистра по дисциплине когнитивных наук, а в настоящее время осваивает молекулярную биологию. Интерес Даны к еврейскому феминизму проявляется, в частности, в еe мидрашах, включенных в книгу ‘Диршуни’, и в cтатьях, опубликованных на различных веб-сайтах и в журналах. Она появилась в еженедельной программе RTVi с Ассией Истошиной в 2009. Сегодня Дана пишет и разрабатывает материалы курсов и преподает еврейские тексты. Дана создала обучающую программу «Женщина и ее иудаизм» для института Штейнзальца, разработала курс «Образы в Танахе и в литературе мудрецов» для Еврейского университета, курс «Танах в Искусстве» для Джойнта и «Гражданство и иудаизм» для образовательного института Гешер.

Rachel Raz

Torah In Orbit: Jewish Journeys in Space

With Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman
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Rachel Raz is the Executive Producer of Space Torah, a documentary about Dr. Hoffman and the first Torah in Space. Rachel is also the Director of the Early Childhood Institute of the Shoolman School of Jewish Education at Hebrew College. She is a board member of Hillel at U. Mass / Amherst and of Boston’s Israel Academic Forum. Rachel has extensive experience in the field of education at all levels. She has a BA from Bar-Ilan University, and MJED (Master of Jewish Education) from Hebrew College.

Rabbi Dorothy Richman

On the Road with Elijah

With Dr. Deena Aronoff, Rabbi Jennifer Clayman, and Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
This video is already available to view | Presented by the Lehrhaus Talmud Circles in the Bay Area, California.

Dorothy Richman serves as the rabbi of Makor Or: Jewish Meditation Center and as the Shamash Resident at the JCC East Bay. She teaches Torah and prayer widely in the Bay Area and her rabbinate has been deeply influenced by years of service with AJWS and Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice. Dorothy recently released an album of original songs, Something of Mine, largely based on texts from the Jewish tradition.

Леонид Розенгауз (Leonid Rozengauz)

Бродский, Куприн, Голливуд и Тора о странствиях и путешествиях

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Леонид работает в подростковых лагерях еврейского семейного центра «Адаин Ло», ведет студенческие и школьные лагеря. Один из создателей проекта «Игра головой» (еврейские турниры «Что? Где? Когда?», «Живые квесты»).

Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan

On the Road with Elijah

With Dr. Deena Aronoff, Rabbi Jennifer Clayman, and Rabbi Dorothy Richman
This video is already available to view | Presented by the Lehrhaus Talmud Circles in the Bay Area, California.

Peretz Wolf-Prusan is the Senior Educator of Lehrhaus Judaica. From 1975 to 1985 he was actively involved in informal education (UAHC Camp Swig) and in the creation of Jewish scribal art (ketubbot and posters). From 1985 to 1990 he attended the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, receiving his MAHL and Rabbinic Ordination. From 1990 to 2010 he served Congregation Emanu-El of San Francisco as Rabbi and Educator, and in 2002, he was awarded the Covenant Award as “An Exceptional Jewish Educator who has had a significant impact on others, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the transmission of Jewish knowledge, values, and identity.” At Lehrhaus since 2010, he is engaged in community education for the Bay Area, focusing on conferences, retreats, tours, the Bay Area Community Talmud Circle, and Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle.

Rabbi Dr. Iris Yaniv

The Journey of Abraham to Canaan

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Iris Yaniv lives in Israel where she is a secular humanistic rabbi and Bible scholar. She has been studying and teaching Bible and other Jewish texts for about 30 years, and leads at Yahel, liberal humanistic congregation in Haifa.