Teaching Tanach as a Source of Theology and Philosophy

Workshop, August 1-4, 2016, Jerusalem


Rachel Besser teaches Tanakh and Philosophy at The Frisch School where she also serves as the Nach Department Chair, and is a member of the guidance team. She has spent this past year in Israel learning, teaching and exploring the… »

Rabbi Joseph Beyda proudly serves as spiritual leader of Congregation Bnei Yitzhak and has recently been appointed as Principal of the Yeshivah of Flatbush Joel Braverman High School. He has worked at Bnei Yitzhak for close to… »

Rabbi Yehuda Chanales is Director of Curriculum and Instruction and a member of the Judaic faculty at the Fuchs Mizrachi School in Beachwood, Ohio. He previously taught and served as Director of Educational Technology at Torah… »

Raizi Chechik is a Principal at the Stella K Abraham High School in Hewlett, New York. She studied Tanach and Counseling at the Michlala Jerusalem Teachers College, holds an MA in Medieval Jewish History, and did doctoral work at… »

Rabbi Jonathan Duker earned his B.A. and M.A. in Jewish History from Yeshiva University and received his rabbinical ordination from Rabbi Zalman Nehemia Goldberg and Yeshivat Chovevei Torah. He is a lecturer of Jewish Thought and… »

Rabbi Dr. Mordecai Finley was ordained at HUC-JIR in 1990, and received his doctorate in Religion – Social Ethics from the University of Southern California in 1992. He is the rabbi and co-founder (with his wife Meirav, 1993) of… »

Rachel Friedrichs came to Jewish education as someone who loves to learn Torah, enjoys the challenge of breaking down complex ideas and finds connecting to people through ideas and tradition meaningful. Rachel holds a BA in… »

Rabbi Aaron Goldscheider received his Rabbinic ordination from Yeshiva University in 1993 and since then has devoted the past 20 years to teaching Torah and outreach to the less affiliated. He has served as a synagogue Rabbi both… »

Rabbi Yonatan Horovitz is a senior faculty member at Midreshet Harova, one of Israel’s leading seminaries for women located in the Old City of Jerusalem, where he teaches Tanach, Halacha and Contemporary Jewish thought. He is… »

Rachel Kosowsky is the Tanakh Department Chair at the Berman Hebrew Academy in Rockville, MD. She has been teaching Tanakh and other Judaic Studies subjects at the high school level for twenty one years. Before coming to Berman she… »

Rabbi Anthony Manning teaches in many educational institutions in Jerusalem as well as lecturing widely in Israel, England and the US. He is the Senior Rav Mechanech at MMY (Michlelet Mevaseret Yerushalayim), a senior lecturer at… »

Norma Mintz serves as Tanakh department chair and the girls’ Israel guidance advisor at the Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School. She has taught high school English and Tanach for over ten years. She is a graduate of Matan’s Joan… »

Rabbi Benyamin Moss grew up in Baltimore and earned a Master’s in Social Work from Yeshiva University. He also received Rabbinical Ordination from Aish Hatorah and the former Chief Justice of the Rabbinical Court of Jerusalem.… »

Rabbi Ilan Schimmel has been teaching at the Ramaz Upper School for five years. Currently, he is the chair of the department for Jewish Law and Thought and teaches courses in Tanakh for juniors and seniors. Besides developing… »

Shira Schiowitz has been teaching Tanakh to high school and adult learners for over 15 years. She graduated Stern College and holds a Masters degree in Bible from the Bernard Revel Graduate School. In addition to teaching, Shira… »

Rabbi Dr. Meir Sendor has been the Rabbi of the Young Israel of Sharon, MA for thirty-two years. He is now an education director of Livnot U’Lehibanot in Tfzat, Israel and an instructor for Tal Orot, the society for Jewish… »

Rabbi Pesach Sommer is a member of the Judaic Studies faculty at the Ramaz Middle School in Manhattan. He is a veteran educator who has taught for more than 15 years in various schools, including MTA, and Yeshiva of Flatbush.… »

Amy Stein was born and raised in Allentown, PA. She received her Masters degree in Jewish Education from Azrieli Graduate school as well as an interior design degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology. She has worked in both… »