Dr. Adena Berkowitz
Dr. Berkowitz is the founder, together with Cantor Ari Klein, of Kol HaNeshamah, founded in 2008. Kol HaNeshamah: The Center for Jewish Life and Enrichment is an institute dedicated to reenergizing the spiritual life of both affiliated and unaffiliated Jews. Adena is well known across the U.S for her lectures, her writing and her riveting Torah classes. With backgrounds in both law and Jewish Studies from Yeshiva University's Cardozo School of Law and the Jewish Theological Seminary, Adena is the co-author, together with Rivka Haut of Shaarei Simcha, of Gates of JOY, a mini prayerbook--the first liturgical work in the modern era written by Orthodox women for use in the Jewish community. She is visiting lecturer at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School. A member of numerous boards and committees, she lives in New York with her husband Rabbi Zev Brenner and their children.