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Rabbi Ozer Glickman

Rabbi Ozer Glickman is a rosh yeshiva at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary of Yeshiva University, where he has been teaching Talmud and halakha to semikha students since 2000. He has also taught Halakha and American legal theory at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and is affiliated with its Program in Jewish Law and Interdisciplinary Studies. Rabbi Glickman is former senior vice president of strategic risk management and global head of corporate treasury for Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, and is an expert in investment risk management. Rabbi Glickman’s talmidim have remained extremely devoted to him and to spreading his words of Torah long after graduation. These students publish a weekly sicha from Rabbi Glickman, which is available by e-mail and on yutorah.org. Rabbi Glickman received his BA in philosophy from Columbia University and has pursued graduate studies in philosophy and religion at the University of Toronto. He also holds an MBA in finance from the Stern School of Business at New York University, where he was a University Fellow. Rabbi Glickman studied at Yeshivat Merkaz ha-Rav and received rabbinic ordination from RIETS, as well as from leading rabbinic figures in Israel and the Diaspora. In addition to his academic and financial pursuits, Rabbi Glickman commits himself to service to the Jewish community. He is chairman of the educational advisory committee of Yeshivat Yesodei HaTorah in Israel. Rabbi Glickman has lectured widely on topics ranging from personal finance to Jewish philosophy and the laws of Shabbat. Sample Titles What happened to God in Modern Orthodoxy? Can Spirituality co-exist with Personal Ambition in a Materialist Society? Lessons for Jewish Leadership from the Global Economic Crisis History, Philosophy, or Fantasy: Unpacking Midrashei Aggadah Recalcitrant Husbands, Abusive Wives, and the Halachos of Divorce: A Report from the Front Lines Halachic Riddles and Enigmas in the Halachos of [Kiddush, Tefillah, Shabbos, or any other Orach Chayim topic] The Jurisprudence of Nezikin: The Inner Philosophy of Jewish Civil Law The Jurisprudence...

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Dr. Scott J. Goldberg

Scott J. Goldberg, Ph.D., is Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning at Yeshiva University. Dr. Goldberg is responsible for advancing the teaching and learning at YU’s undergraduate and graduate schools through 21st century methods and media, including online and blended learning, as well as developing new educational programs locally and globally. From 2007 – 2013, Dr. Goldberg served as the inaugural Director of the Institute for University – School Partnership, working closely with organizations, agencies, and institutions to improve the quality and sustainability of schools. He is also Associate Professor at YU’s Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education. He serves on various national panels and committees that address the most challenging issues in Jewish education today, from the shortage of qualified leaders for our schools, to the economic challenges facing Jewish education. Dr. Goldberg is an internationally recognized expert in various educational and psychological topics including: online/blended learning, systems of support for students, differentiated instruction, the connection between learning disabilities and behavior problems, multilingual literacy development and assessment, religious development and assessment, and the effects of media on learning and behavior. Dr. Goldberg started his career as a teacher of children with learning disabilities and developed a private practice to counsel and advocate for individuals with disabilities and their families. He holds a Ph.D. in Applied Psychology from New York University, an M.S.Ed. in Special Education from Bank Street College of Education in New York, and a B.A. in Jewish Studies from the University of Chicago. Sample Titles Jewish Education: Negotiating the Non-Negotiable School and Community: An Essential Partnership Leadership is as Leadership Does: Modeling Leadership for the Next Generation Got God?: Raising Spiritual Children Differentiated Instruction Shimush Talmidei Chachamim: Living the Great Life with Great People Motivating Children to Learn: A Parents Role Motivating Children to Learn: A Teachers Role Teaching Teshuvah: Educating Change in a Changing World Tailoring Personal Change: Avoiding the Emperor’s New Clothes Sorcerers and Tefillah: The Magic of Prayer Are we Waiting for Miracles?:...

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Dr. Eric Goldman

Eric A. Goldman is adjunct associate professor of cinema at Yeshiva University. He is also founder and president of Ergo Media Inc., a New Jersey-based film distribution company specializing in Jewish cinema. Dr. Goldman is also film reviewer for Northern New Jersey’s “The Jewish Standard.” Dr. Goldman is a known scholar and lecturer on Yiddish, Israeli and Jewish film and a noted film educator. He is former director of the Jewish Media Service, which was a national clearinghouse on film and television for the North American Jewish community and was curator of film for the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. He has also curated several Jewish film festivals, including the Ring Family Israel Film Series at Y.U. in Spring, 2012 Eric Goldman received a Ph.D. in Cinema Studies from New York University and was a fellow of the Max Weinreich Center for Eastern European Jewish Studies at Columbia University. He was also adjunct fellow in cinema at The Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition, Dr. Goldman holds graduate degrees in Contemporary Jewish Studies and Theater Arts from Brandeis University. He is the author of “Visions, Images and Dreams: Yiddish Film Past and Present” (Holmes and Meier Publishers, 2011) and a new book about the American Jewish encounter with cinema, “The American Jewish Story through Cinema,” published in April by University of Texas Press. Sample Titles The American Jewish Story through Cinema A Lens on Israel: A Society through its Cinema Reflecting and Affecting Memory: Cinema as a Haggadah for the Holocaust The Jewish Woody Allen: Gaining Insight through the Genius of a Controversial Philosopher The Yiddish Cinema: A Celebration of Jewish Life The Culture of Antisemitism in Cinema The New Yiddish Cinema: Renaissance or Curiosity? Hollywood Zion: How American Movie-Makers Presented in...

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Rabbi Meir Goldwicht

Rabbi Meir Goldwicht, a prominent Israeli scholar and educator, is the Joel and Maria Finkle Visiting Israeli Rosh Yeshiva and a rosh yeshiva at the Yeshiva Program/Mazer School of Talmudic Studies at Yeshiva University. He is also head rosh yeshiva at the Irving I. Stone Beit Midrash Program. Rabbi Goldwicht received semikha from the renowned rabbinic authorities Rabbi Zalman Nehemia Goldberg, former Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem HaRav HaGaon Betzallel Zolti and Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, HaRav Rashi of Israel. Rabbi Goldwicht delivers Hebrew and English shiurim (lectures) extensively across the metropolitan area, throughout the United States and in Israel, including weekly evening shiurim in 5 New York area communities. He has delivered more than 1,000 inspiring shiurim every year to grateful audiences. Rabbi Goldwicht is also rosh kollel at Camp Mesorah. Sample Titles Chazal’s Perspective on Daily Life Situations The Secret of the Strength and Power of our People, from Megillat Esther Until Today Greek Culture Then and Now Yerushalayim Kisei Hashem, Yesterday and Today in the Perspective of Chazal...

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Dr. Chaya Gorsetman

Chaya R. Gorsetman, Ed.D is Clinical Associate Professor of Education and Co-Chair of the Education Department at Stern College for Women at Yeshiva University. She specializes in supervision of student teachers and curriculum studies, with a strong emphasis on the constructivist theory of education. Her research has focused on mentoring novice teachers in Jewish day schools and as the Educational Director of the Educational Leadership Advancement Initiative of the Lookstein Center of Bar Ilan University, she has been mentoring those in educational leadership positions. Additionally, she is interested in how gender is expressed in day schools and as such served as the director and co-author of the JOFA Gender and Orthodoxy Curriculum Project, Bereshit: A New Beginning— A Differentiated Approach to Learning and Teaching. More recently, she co-authored a book, Educating in the Divine Image: Gender Issues in Orthodox Jewish Day Schools, published October 2013, Hadassa Brandies, which won the 2013 National Jewish Book Award. Dr. Gorsetman is a member of the Israel International Research Group on Jewish Education in the Early Years. Sample Titles Communicating Effectively with Young Children Transmitting Jewish Values to Young Children Jewish Schools: Make the Right Choice for Your Child Gender in Early Childhood Education Gender Culture Differences in Teaching Bible The Importance of Play in the Lives of Children and Adults Creating an Inquiry based Jewish Early Childhood Classroom Mentors and Mentees: Building the Relationship Mentoring the Mentor in the Jewish Educational Community: A Case...

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Dr. Susan Gross

Susan Gross, MD, is the Chief Medical Officer for prenatal testing company Natera, and is a Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology and Women’s Health and Clinical Pediatrics at Einstein.  She also is the Founding Director for the Program for Jewish Genetic Health of Yeshiva/Einstein.  Susan received her medical degree from University of Toronto in 1985. She then completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology followed by a Maternal Fetal Medicine fellowship at the same institution. Following this training, she completed a second residency in Medical Genetics at the University of Tennessee, Memphis. In 1994, she became a faculty member at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein), Bronx, NY and in 1998, became Director of the Division of Reproductive Genetics in its Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Women’s Health.  From 2008 to 2013 she served as the chair of the department of obstetrics and gynecology of Jacobi Medical Center and founded its Human Genetics Laboratory. Susan is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American College of Medical Genetics and the Royal College of Surgeons (Canada). Sample Titles Practical Genetics Forum for Rabbis Guiding Couples through Genetic Issues: Your Piece of the Puzzle Genetic testing for young couples: It’s more than Tay-Sachs Family Health and Halacha Knowing Your Jewish Genetic Heritage: Awareness for the Sake of our Children and their Children (A Medical & Halachic...

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Dr. Naomi Grunhaus

Dr. Naomi Grunhaus is an Associate Professor in the Rebecca Ivry Department of Jewish Studies at Stern College. Her book on the interplay between peshat and derash in Rabbi David Kimhi’s biblical commentaries will be published in Summer 2012 by Oxford University Press. In addition, Dr. Grunhaus is a devoted teacher, who has been teaching Tanach and methodology of biblical interpretation for more than twenty-five years. In an effort to include students in her research, she has twice mentored students who were awarded Yeshiva University’s Summer Research Grants. She has twice received a Ms. E. Billi Ivry Faculty Research Incentive Award and was also the recipient of the Murray and Madeleine Baumel Faculty Incentive Award. Dr. Grunhaus is a frequent presenter at scholarly conferences, most recently presenting a paper at an international conference at Haifa University (May 2011). She has also authored scholarly articles, book reviews, and encyclopedia entries. Dr. Grunhaus received her PhD in Jewish Studies from New York University, MA and MS degrees from New York University, and a BS from Brooklyn College. Sample Titles Avram Avinu and the Ten Trials of Faith ’Sheep Being Led to the Slaughter’: Jewish interpretation of the Suffering Servant in Isaiah 53 Using Internet Resources for Research in Jewish Studies: Discussion and Demonstration The Significance of Peshat Comments that Contradict Halakhah Shemitat Kesafim: Cancellation of Debts after the Shemittah Year Ephraim and Menashe: One Shevet or Two? Form without Substance: Fasting and Rituals in Prophetic...

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Dr. Jeffrey S. Gurock

Dr. Jeffrey S. Gurock is the Libby M. Klaperman Professor of Jewish History at Yeshiva University. He is the author or editor of 14 books, including “Orthodox Jews in America,” “Judaism’s Encounter With American Sports,” and “American Jewish Orthodoxy in Historical Perspective.” His “A Modern Heretic and a Traditional Community: Mordecai M. Kaplan, Orthodoxy and American Judaism” (Columbia University Press, 1997) was awarded the bi-annual Saul Viener Prize from the American Jewish Historical Society for the best book written in that field. Dr. Gurock is chair of the Academic Council of the American Jewish Historical Society and served from 1982 to 2002 as associate editor of “American Jewish History,” the leading academic journal in that field. Sample Titles American Judaism’s Contemporary Scoreboard From Ancient Face-Offs through Medieval Time-Outs: Jewish History and the Culture of Sports Jewish Harlem: Past and Present Reaching American Jewry’s Millennial Generation American Orthodoxy’s Era of Non-Observance How Frum Was Rabbi Jacob Joseph’s Court? A Modern Heretic and a Traditional Community An American Jewish Conspiracy Theory: Dr. Bernard Revel, Yeshiva and the Jewish Theological Seminary (A Text Study Workshop) The Religious Values of American Jews: Historically Reconsidered (A Text Study Workshop) The Voices of Immigrant Jewish Masses (A Text Study...

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