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Rabbi David Aaron received his rabbinic ordination for Yeshivat ITRI. He is the Dean & Founder of Isralight (an international organization and center for Jewish learning in...
Dr. Jonathan Abrams is a home-care physician for the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care, located in Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. Prior to working at Mount Sinai, Dr. Abrams spent two years...
Barbara Abrams is the vice president of Sasson V'simcha, a matchmaking organization based in Toronto. The group also organizes singles events and provides education and counselling.
Aliza Abrams is the Director of the Department of Jewish Service Learning at Yeshiva University's Center for the Jewish Future (CJF).  She holds a BA in Judaic Studies from Stern...
Originally from Seattle, Washington, Malka Adatto spent two years studying in Israel at Michlelet Mevaseret Yerushalayim (MMY). She completed her undergraduate degree with a BA in Jewish Studies at...
Rachel Adelman completed her doctorate in Midrash at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She has taught Tanakh and Midrash at Matan (Machon Torani Le'Nashim), the Conservative Yeshiva, Pardes, and...
Rabbi Dr. Aaron Adler is a former student of, and special assistant to, Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, zt"l, In addition to being a graduate of Yeshiva University in New York (B.A./M.A), with rabbinic...
Yitzchok Adlerstein is a member of the beit din l'giyur of the Rabbinical Council of California. This beit din played an important role in helping the RCA arrive at the protocols of the new GPS that...
Lisa Aiken received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Loyola University of Chicago.  She was the Chief Psychologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, a clinical assistant professor at New...
Elisha Ancselovits, ordained a rabbi and dayyan by Yeshiva University, has been teaching Halakhah as practical philosophy for many years in the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem and in...
Rabbi Dr. Marc Angel is Founder and Director of the Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals (www.jewishideas.org), fostering an intellectually vibrant, compassionate and inclusive Orthodox Judaism....
Rabbi Hayyim Angel is the National Scholar of the Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals (jewishideas.org). He teaches advanced Tanakh courses to undergraduates and rabbinical students at Yeshiva...
Rabbi Dr. Howard Apfel received his rabbin ic ordination from RIETS in 2003 . He has served as a rebbi in YUHSB for the past three years . He currently teaches a bi-weekly class on Medical Halacha at...
Laura Leibman is a Professor of English and Humanities at Reed College in Portland, Oregon.  Her most recent book Messianism, Secrecy, and Mysticism: A New Interpretation of Early American Jewish...
Nathan Aviezer is Professor of Physics and former Chairman of the Physics Department of Bar-Ilan University. Aviezer is the author of more than 100 scientific articles on solid state physics. In...
Rabbi Mordechai Bar-Or is the founder and director of Kolot, a study center aiming to educate an Israeli leadership that will advance Jewish values and create a meaningful Jewish mission for Israel....
Professor Herb Basser currently (Winter 2004) teaches New Testament, Conversational Hebrew, Interpretation of Religion and the Gospel of Matthew at Queen's University. An ordained Rabbi, with many...
Dr. Basser has been teaching Jewish History in TanenbaumCHAT for three years and has taught at Queen's University in many areas of Jewish Studies. A series of historical stories for children have...

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