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Rabbi Shlomo Vilk's picture
Rav Shlomo Vilk is the Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivat Machanaim in Efrat and serves as the rabbi of Kehilat Ya'el in Bak'a, Jerusalem. Rav Vilk studied at Yeshivat Karnei Shomron and The Hari...
Rabbi Avraham Walfish's picture
Rabbi Dr. Avraham (Avie) Walfish is renowned in the world of Jewish Studies for his innovative studies of Mishnah and other classic rabbinic texts. Combining the keen analytical methods of classic...
Dr. Ruth Walfish's picture
Dr. Ruth Walfish, who holds a Ph.D. in Jewish Education from Hebrew University, has taught Bible for over thirty years, for both Hebrew and English speaking audiences. She has taught on the high-...
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Tova Warburg Sinensky's picture
Tova Warburg Sinensky has served as the Yoetzet Halacha of Greater Philadelphia & South Jersey for four years, teaches a course on intimacy and Jewish law at Kohelet Yeshiva, and is the incoming...
Dr. Ellen Warner's picture
Dr. Warner obtained her MD and internal medicine training at the University of Toronto and did a medical and radiation oncology fellowship at the Hadassah Ein Karem in Yerushalayim. Since 1993 she...
Professor Chaim I. Waxman's picture
Chaim I. Waxman is Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Jewish Studies at Rutgers University and a Senior Fellow at the Jewish People Policy Planning Institute in Jerusalem. He has a B.A. and M.H.L....
Rabbi Steven Weil's picture
Rabbi Steven Weil is Executive Vice President of the Orthodox Union. Rabbi Steven Weil, the son of German “fie handlers”, grew up on a cattle farm in Upstate New York. His love for learning began...
Rabbi Brahm Weinberg's picture
Rabbi Brahm Weinberg is the rabbi of the Kemp Mill Synagogue in Silver Spring, Maryland.  Prior to joining KMS, Rabbi Weinberg served as the rabbi of the Young Israel of West Hartford in Connecticut...
David Weinberg's picture
David Weinberg is a spokesman, speechwriter, columnist, and lobbyist who is a sharp critic of Israel’s detractors and of post-Zionist trends in Israel. His work has appeared in The Jerusalem Post and...
Rabbi Dr. Jason Weiner's picture
Rabbi Dr. Jason Weiner, BCC serves as the Senior Rabbi and Director of the Spiritual Care Dept. at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, where he is also the Rabbi of Knesset Israel Synagogue, and is author...
Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb's picture
Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, one of the foremost leaders in Jewish life in North America and worldwide, is Executive Vice President, Emeritus of the Orthodox Union, following more than seven years...
Rabbi Baruch Weintraub's picture
Rabbi Baruch Weintraub is a graduate of Yeshivat Har Etzion and student of Rav Aharon Lichtenstein shli"ta. He served in an armour unit in the IDF before returning to Yeshivat Har Etzion, where he...
Pnina Weintraub's picture
Pnina received her Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education and Master's Degree in Music therapy from Bar Ilan University.  She is founder of the “Ashira” band and has performed with the Ramat...
Dr. Shira Weiss's picture
Dr. Shira Weiss teaches Tanach, Jewish History, and Jewish Philosophy at The Frisch School in Paramus, New Jersey, and is an adjunct professor of Jewish Philosophy at Stern College for Women, Yeshiva...
Shayna Weiss's picture
Shayna Weiss is from Jacksonville, Florida. In 2007, she graduated from Brandeis University with a double major in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies and International and Global Studies. At Brandeis,...
Rabbi Avi Weiss's picture
Rabbi Avi Weiss is the founding rabbi of the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale, a congregation of 850 families in Bronx, NY; founder of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, a rabbinical seminary he refers to as "...
Rabbi Binyomin Weiss's picture
Torah scholar and halachist Harav Yonasan Binyomin Weiss serves as the Chief Rabbi of Montreal and the Av Beis Din of the Rabbinical Court of Montreal.  Montreal is a city with a very large Orthodox...
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Susie Weiss was raised and educated in Cleveland, Ohio. A lifelong Zionist, she was a leader in Bnei Akiva of North America and spent a year on Kibbutz prior to fulfilling her dream of Aliya in 1992...

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