Archive: July 2020

Michal Tikochinsky

Posted on July 2, 2020

Rabbanit Dr. Michal Tikochinsky is one of the leading women Talmud scholars and educators in the world today, a sought after lecturer in Talmud, Jewish law and women’s issues. She holds a Master’s Degree in Law and a Doctorate in Talmud from Bar Ilan University. Through her scholarly and incisive articles Rabbanit Tikochinsky has had a profound Continue Reading »

Hagit Sabag Israel

Posted on July 2, 2020

A social and educational activist residing in Be’er Sheva, Rabbi Hagit Sabag Israel is part of the faculty of the Jewish Studies department in Ono Academic College. She facilitates study in batei midrash in the Kolot and Bina organizations and has established a number of batei midrash in development towns around Israel.  Hagit serves as a consultant to different Continue Reading »

Rani Jaeger

Posted on July 2, 2020

Rani Jaeger is a research fellow, faculty member, and head of the recently formed Ritual Center at the Shalom Hartman Institute. He was one of the founders of the Institute’s Be’eri Program for Pluralistic Jewish-Israeli Identity Education. Rani is pursuing his doctorate at Bar-Ilan University on Jewish-Israeli culture as perceived by the poet Avraham Shlonsky. He was a participant Continue Reading »

Neta Polizer

Posted on July 2, 2020

Neta Polizer (Amitei Bronfman ’05) is the Amitim Faculty & Manager of Fellowship Year Experience. Born and raised in a small communal settlement in the Galilee, Neta studied Arabic literature and comparative literature at Hebrew University, focusing on poetry and novels on the border between east and west. He has extensive experience in the fields Continue Reading »

Alicia Jo Rabins

Posted on July 2, 2020

Alicia Jo Rabins is an award-winning writer, musician, performer and Torah teacher. The New York Times calls her voice “gorgeous”; the San Francisco Chronicle calls her writing “a poetry page-turner, both sexy and humble.” She is the author of Divinity School (winner of the 2015 APR/Honickman First Book Prize) and Fruit Geode (finalist for the 2018 Jewish Book Award), and has released three Continue Reading »

Aaron Henne

Posted on July 2, 2020

Aaron Henne is the Artistic Director of theatre dybbuk, an arts and education organization whose work illuminates universal human experience from a Jewish perspective. In addition to his work with theatre dybbuk, Aaron teaches storytelling throughout the country and has presented workshops at Lucasfilm, Pixar, and Dreamworks. He was an American Jewish University Dream Lab Continue Reading »

Jessica Deutsch

Posted on July 2, 2020

Jessica Tamar Deutsch is a NY-based visual artist. Her work explores the pulse of ancient tradition within contemporary culture. She earned her BFA in illustration from Parsons School of Design, where she began her first published book, The Illustrated Pirkei Avot. Deutsch’s work is the response of following curiosities, and a longing for meaning to hold Continue Reading »

Arielle Tonkin

Posted on July 2, 2020

Arielle Tonkin is an artist, educator, and a recent graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (MFA 2017) based in Berkeley, CA. Her artwork, rooted in painting and social practice, centers intra-faith and interfaith healing through exhibitions, performances, and workshops. As a Teaching Artist, Arielle facilitates classes and workshops at universities, secondary schools, Continue Reading »

Jennie Rosenfeld

Posted on July 2, 2020

Rabbanit Dr. Jennie Rosenfeld serves as the Manhiga Ruchanit (female spiritual leader) in Efrat, where she also directs the rabbinic court for financial matters. She completed studies at the Susi Bradfield Women’s Institute for Halakhic Leadership at Midreshet Lindenbaum and received permission to give halakhic rulings (“heter hora’ah”) from Rabbi Shlomo Riskin and Rav Shuki Reich. A Continue Reading »

Micha’el Rosenberg

Posted on July 2, 2020

Micha’el Rosenberg is associate professor of Rabbinics and member of the tenured faculty of Hebrew College. He joined the College faculty in August 2012. He is the author of Signs of Virginity: Testing Virgins and Making Men in Late Antiquity (Oxford, 2018), and the co-author with Ethan Tucker of Gender Equality and Prayer in Jewish Law (Ktav, 2017). He Continue Reading »