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Dr. Kenneth Hart Green's picture
Kenneth Green teaches Jewish Studies in the Department for the Study of Religion and the Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto. He received his Ph.D. in the Department of Near...
Rabbi Steven Greenberg's picture
Rabbi Steve Greenberg has rabbinic ordination from Yeshiva University. He is a Senior Teaching Fellow and Director of Diversity Project at CLAL - the National Jewish Center for Learning and...
Rabbi Aaron Greenberg's picture
Rabbi Aaron Greenberg was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. Upon completion of his degree in Psychology and Religious Studies from York University, Aaron returned to Israel to...
Dr. Ari Greenspan's picture
DR. ARI GREENSPAN is a mohel, shochet and sofer, and has worked for more than 30 years collecting Jewish traditions and mesorot from far-flung Jewish communities around the globe.   Together with Dr...
Rabbi Jonathan Gross's picture
For ten years Rabbi Jonathan Gross was the Chief Rabbi of the State of Nebraska. During his tenure he revitalized a community, did business with legendary investor Warren Buffett, and revolutionized...
Yeshaya Grossman's picture
Yeshaya Grossman grew up in Toronto, attending Associated Hebrew Schools and TanenbaumCHAT, and actively participating at Sha’arei Shomayim Synagogue. After learning at Yeshivat Har Etzion for a year...
Rabbi Zvi Grumet's picture
Rabbi Zvi Grumet is a master teacher, creative educational thinker, and innovative Tanakh scholar whose teaching over the past three decades has inspired students and communities in the US and Israel...
Rabbi Josh Gutenberg's picture
Josh Gutenberg grew up in Thornhill. After graduating from Or Chaim, he attended Yeshivat Har Etzion (Gush) for two years before beginning undergraduate studies at Yeshiva University. Josh spent...
Elana Stein Hain's picture
After leaving Migdal Oz ('99-'00), Elana studied at Columbia University for four years, majoring in Jewish History. During that time, as now, she worked on behalf of Jewish causes both here and...
Joanna Halpern's picture
Joanna Halpern grew up Modern Orthodox in Calgary, one of the few religious Jews in her age group. For her last two years of high school, she convinced her parents to support her in moving to Toronto...
Dr. Ethan Halpern's picture
Dr. Ethan (Eitan) Halpern is an alumnus of Yeshivat Hakotel and graduate of Columbia College (BA ‘81) the New York University School of Medicine (MD ‘85) and University of Pennsylvania (MSCE ‘98)....
Rabbi Shimon Har-Sholom's picture
Rav Shimon Har-Shalom is the Executive Director of Mercaz Shorashim. Based in Jerusalem, the institute serves as an international investigation agency, which, by doing intensive research and...
Rabbi Michael Hattin's picture
Michael Hattin is a master teacher of Tanakh and Halakha at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem and serves as the Director of the Beit Midrash for the Pardes Center for Jewish...
Rabbi Dr. Pinchas Hayman's picture
Rabbi Dr. Pinchas Hayman received rabbinical ordination and his Doctorate at Yeshiva University (RIETS). He Lectured in the Department of Talmud at Bar Ilan serving as the University's Dean of...
Dr. David Hazony's picture
Dr. Hazony's first book, "The Ten Commandments: How Our Most Ancient Moral Text Can Renew Modern Life," was published by Scribner in September 2010, and was a finalist for the National Jewish Book...
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Rabbi Benjamin Hecht is the Founding Director of NISHMA, a Torah Think Tank recognized throughout North America and Israel for its study, insights and perspectives in the fields of Torah law and...
Shira Hecht-Koller's picture
Shira Hecht-Koller is the Director of Communal Engagement at Drisha. For the ten years prior, she taught Talmud, Jewish Identity and Comparative Law, most recently at SAR High School. She is a...
Professor Joel Hecker's picture
Dr. Hecker, a native of Toronto, received semicha from Yeshiva University and his doctorate from New York University, focusing on Jewish Mysticism. Professor Joel Hecker is Associate Professor of...
Batya Hefter's picture
Batya Hefter is founder and director of The Women's Beit Midrash of Efrat and Gush Etzion.  She holds an MA in Rabbinic Thought from the Hebrew University, (BA in Jewish Thought and  ...
Rabbi Dr. Herzl Hefter's picture
Rav Herzl Hefter is a graduate of Yeshiva University where he learned under the tutelage of Rav Yerucham Gorelik זצ"ל and Rav Yosef Dov Soloveichik זצ''ל. For the next ten years, Rav Hefter continued...

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