Dr. Shimon Lerner
Shimon Lerner teaches physics at the JCT Lev Academic Center. Arriving in Israel from New Jersey with his family just before junior high, he went on to graduate from the Horev Yeshiva High School. He then entered the Atudah program of the IDF, studying for a degree in Electro-Optics at Machon Lev and afterwards serving as an officer.
He received his PhD from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in the field of condensed matter physics, under the supervision of Professor Yuri Feldman. During his formative years he studied Torah under Rabbi Natan Bar Haim of JCT and under Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein, of blessed memory. Residing in Jerusalem with his wife and children, he sees it as both a mission and a privilege to impart to his students the methods of critical scientific thinking.