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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 Dr. Haskel Lookstein's picture
Rabbi Haskel Lookstein, now Emeritus, has been the Rabbi of Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun since 1958 and Principal, now Emeritus, of the Ramaz School since 1966.  He is the Joseph H. Lookstein...
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...
Dr. Samuel Heilman's picture
Samuel Heilman holds the Harold Proshansky Chair in Jewish Studies at the Graduate Center and is Distinguished  Professor of Sociology at Queens College of the City University of New York. He has...
Rabbi Nathaniel Helfgot's picture
Rabbi Nathaniel Helfgot is rabbi of Congregation Netivot Shalom in Teaneck, NJ and serves as Chair of the Department of Torah Shebaal Peh at SAR High School in NYC. He is coordinator of the annual...
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Rabbi Yehuda Herzl Henkin's picture
Rabbi Yehuda Herzl Henkin in a major posek (halakhic decisor) of the contemporary era.  He received his rabbinic ordination from his famous grandfather, R. Yosef Eliyahu Henkin. His four volume...
Miriam Herman's picture
Miriam is an advisor for Jewish women in tech at Yeshiva University, where she is pursuing her masters degree in mathematics. Her research interest is in software, analytic topology and Biblical...
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Rabbi Basil Herring's picture
Rabbi Dr. Basil Herring is the Executive Vice President of the Rabbinical Council of America. He has served in that position since July 2003.From 1994 till 2003, Rabbi Herring served as Executive...

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