Rabbi Dianne Cohler-Esses is the Director of Life Long Learning at Romemu and is an educator and former Co-Director of the Bronfman Fellowship. She was the first woman from the Syrian Jewish community to be ordained as a Rabbi. She graduated from the Jewish Theological Seminary in 1995, where she was awarded several fellowships and Continue Reading »
Shiran is originally from Degania Bet. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Jewish Studies and is finishing up his Master’s in Hebrew Linguistics. Shiran teaches in “Beit Chinuch” in Jerusalem and at the Rothberg International School at Hebrew University. In the past four years, he has guided groups of teens, soldiers, police officers and teachers Continue Reading »
Hadas has a B.A. in Jewish Studies and an M.A. in Hebrew Literature, and is originally from Kfar- Saba. She served as the Jewish Agency’s shlicha (emissary) in Australia where she ran various programs. She participated in the summer seminar of the Tikvah Fund for Jewish leadership at Princeton University and is now a fellow Continue Reading »
Judith Rosenbaum (’90) is an educator, historian, and writer. She is Executive Director of the Jewish Women’s Archive, where she also served as Director of Public History for many years. A scholar of Jewish studies and women’s studies and recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, Judith holds a BA in History from Yale University and a Continue Reading »
Rabbi Or Rose – Rabbi, writer and social activist, Or Rose is the founding director of the Center for Global Judaism at Boston’s Hebrew College, which provides educational programming and resources on issues of contemporary Jewish spirituality, Israel-Diaspora relations, religious pluralism and environmental responsibility. Originally from Winnipeg, Canada, his father a rabbi and mother a Continue Reading »
Rabbi Laura Geller is a Senior Rabbi of Temple Emanuel in Beverly Hills, California. She was among the first women to be selected to lead a major metropolitan synagogue. Prior to being chosen for this position in 1994, she served as the Executive Director of the American Jewish Congress, Pacific Southwest Region. Among her accomplishments Continue Reading »
Rabbi Larry Edwards served from 2003-2013 as Rabbi of Congregation Or Chadash, a congregation founded in the 1970s by members of the Jewish GLBT community. Past positions include Hillel Director and Jewish Chaplain at Dartmouth College (1975-1981) and at Cornell University (1981-1997). Since returning to Chicago in 1997, he has held positions at KAM Isaiah Continue Reading »
Rabbi Andy Bachman is a rabbi and community leader in Brooklyn, New York, and now the Director of Jewish Content at the 92nd Street Y. He served for 8 years as the Senior Rabbi at Congregation Beth Elohim in Brooklyn. Andy was ordained in 1996 by Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. In 1998 he Continue Reading »
Prof. Noam Pianko (BYFI Fellow 1990, BYFI Faculty 2003, 2004), Associate Professor and Samuel N. Stroum Chair of Jewish Studies in the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington. In addition, he serves as the chair of the University of Washington Jewish Studies program. Noam is a historian of the Jewish people Continue Reading »
Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld has been an educator at The Bronfman Fellowship since 1993. She has also been the Dean of the Rabbinical School at Hebrew College since 2006. Prior to assuming this position, she served as an adjunct faculty member and Dean of Students at the Rabbinical School. Rabbi Sharon graduated from the Reconstructionist Continue Reading »
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