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Dr. Moses Pava

Moses Pava is the Alvin Einbender Professor of Business Ethics and professor of accounting at Sy Syms School of Business of Yeshiva University, where he has taught since 1988. Prof. Pava’s research interests include business ethics, financial accounting, corporate social responsibility and the interface between religion and business. His work in these areas is frequently cited in both academic and professional literatures. He has written numerous books and articles on these topics, including “Leading with Meaning,” “Business Ethics: A Jewish Perspective,” “The Search for Meaning in Organizations” and “Corporate Social Responsibility and Financial Performance,” which was named by Choice Magazine as an “Outstanding Business Book Selection.” Prof. Pava’s most recent book is “Jewish Ethics as Dialogue: Using Spiritual Language to Re-Imagine a Better World.” In addition, Prof. Pava serves as editor of the annual series “Research in Ethical Issues in Organizations” published by Elsevier. He also serves on the editorial boards of Business Ethics Quarterly and the Journal of Business Ethics and is a frequent contributor and reviewer for these journals. He has lectured at Wharton, Yale, Stamford Law School, Hebrew University, NYU and many other prestigious business schools worldwide. Sample Titles Jewish ethics and the financial crisis Ethics of Jewish organizations Philanthropy and jewish ethics Teaching Jewish ethics Jewish business ethics Jewish ethics as...

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Dr. David Pelcovitz

Dr. David Pelcovitz holds the Gwendolyn and Joseph Straus Chair in Psychology and Jewish Education at the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration of Yeshiva University. He is also special assistant to President Richard M. Joel. In addition, Dr. Pelcovitz is an instructor in pastoral counseling at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. Serving for more than two decades as director of psychology at North Shore University Hospital-NYU School of Medicine and clinical professor of psychology at NYU School of Medicine, Dr. Pelcovitz has consulted extensively with the Jewish community in the United States, Europe and Israel on a wide range of issues facing children and adolescents. Dr. Pelcovitz, who received his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania, has published and lectured extensively on a variety of topics related to education, parenting and child mental health. Areas of research and clinical specialty include family violence, the impact of domestic violence, stress management, transmitting values to children and adolescents and coping with trauma and loss. His most recent publication was “Balanced Parenting,” a book he wrote in collaboration with his father, Rabbi Raphael Pelcovitz, on parenting from a Jewish perspective. Sample Titles The funds, faith, family and friends of happy People: What does Judaism and Psychology teach us about what makes us happy Dealing with Loss: Psychological and Jewish insights on illness and loss Gratitude: What does recent psychological research teach us about the importance of gratitude- and how can we build these insights into our every day lives? Anger: Jewish and psychological perspective on anger management at home and at work Cynicism Vs. Respect: Teaching respect for parents and grandparents in an age of cynicism Helping your child deal with external influences: Television, video games, movies and the Internet How to raise your child to be a mentch: what does psychological research teach us about mentch making? How does this relate to Jewish values? Money and Your Child: How to instill the proper values about money in...

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Rabbi Menachem Penner

Rabbi Menachem Penner is the Max and Marion Grill Dean of Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary at Yeshiva University and the Men’s Undergraduate Torah Studies programs at Yeshiva University. Rabbi Penner also serves as the spiritual leader of the Young Israel of Holliswood in Queens, a position he has proudly held since 1996. Rabbi Penner received his semikha from RIETS in 1994 and his BA from Yeshiva College in 1991. The parent of a child with special needs, he speaks across the country on issues of children with disabilities. Sample Titles Conversations with an Invisible G-d: A Groundbreaking Approach to Tefilla The Great Rabbi Akiva: One Man who Changed the World Shiva and Beyond: The Journey of the Soul after Death Haftarot of Destruction and Consolation Moshe Meets Erikson: Yetziat Mitzrayim in Light of Theories of Social and Developmental Psychology Faith and Fire: Theological Implications of the Holocaust Gedolim – Wanted Dead… or Alive? The Jewish Wedding in Halacha and Minhag or other Life Cycle topics The Rambam’s Letter to Yemen : On Moslems, Messiahs and...

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Dr. Jeffrey Pessin

Dr. Pessin is the diabetes center director and the Judy R. and Alfred A. Rosenberg Professorial Chair in Diabetes Research at The Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He received his B.A./MA. degrees from Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana, Illinois. He then was a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Michael Czech at The University of Massachusetts Medical Center and was appointed as an Assistant Professor of Physiology & Biophysics at The University of Iowa in 1983. Dr. Pessin was promoted to Associate Professor (1988) and Professor (1991). He was also appointed as the Associate Director of The University of Iowa Diabetes Center in 1991 and received the Eli Lilly Outstanding Investigator Award from the American Diabetes Association in 1996 and The University of Iowa Foundation Distinguished Professorship in 2001. In 2003 he became the Chair of the Department of Pharmacological Sciences at Stony Brook University where he received the William and Jane Knapp Professorial Chair of Pharmacological Sciences. Dr. Pessin accepted his current position in 2008. Dr. Pessin’s research in diabetes and insulin action has centered on the molecular analysis of receptor tyrosine kinase activity and regulation of proteins kinases, small GTP binding protein cascades that control the rate of glucose uptake and metabolism in skeletal muscle and adipose tissue. More recently his laboratory has been investigating the role of adult progenitor cells in the development of adiposity. These efforts utilize state-of-the-art cell biological approaches including microinjection and living single cell confocal fluorescent microscopy in cell model systems and homologous recombination in mice to generate several genetic animal models of insulin resistance and diabetes. These mouse models of insulin resistance are providing important new information for our understanding of the molecular events causing altered metabolism and the basis for more effective treatments of diabetes and metabolic dysregulation. As a well-established and internationally recognized research scientist, Dr. Pessin has served on numerous scientific review panels, research boards and program...

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Dr. Daniel Pollack

Daniel Pollack is a professor at Wurzweiler School of Social Work of Yeshiva University and a senior fellow at the Center for Adoption Research at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Mass. Serving plaintiffs and defendants, he has been an expert witness for lawyers in New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, District of Columbia, California, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Arizona, New Mexico, West Virginia, Michigan and Vermont. He has also provided litigation support and been a consultant to many attorneys. Since 1980, Professor Pollack has held executive, management and policy-making positions in social welfare agencies in Maryland and Ohio, including deputy executive director for Maryland’s Social Services Administration and principal advisor for health and human services to Ohio’s governor. His experience includes liability of agencies and workers in child welfare, licensing of public and private facilities, record management, confidentiality and ethics. Professor Pollack is the author of “Social Work and the Courts,” co-author of “Adoption in the United States: A Guide for Families, Professionals and Students” (2009), and has written more than 130 articles on social welfare law and policy. He has also written 15 law review articles that have appeared in a variety of leading law journals. Professor Pollack is an honorary fellow of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys. Sample Titles Prison...

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Professor Nechama Price

Professor Nechama Price serves on the Judaic Studies faculty in Stern College teaching courses in Tanach and Halacha. She graduated from Stern College, received her Masters in Jewish Education from the Azrieli Graduate School and a Masters in Bible from the Bernard Revel Graduate School. Both Director and alumna of the Program for Advanced Talmud Studies (GPATS), Professor Price is preparing an elite cadre of female scholars of Talmud and Halacha to serve as leaders and role models for the Orthodox Jewish community. In addition, Professor Price serves as a Yoetzet Halacha in Englewood, Tenafly, and Long Branch. She regularly gives shiurim throughout the greater NY area along with a weekly shiur in her hometown in Bergenfield, NJ. Sample Titles Battle Strategies in Tanach The Fight for Leadership, Yehudah and Yosef in Tanach The Tensions of an Isolated Jew in a Foreign Land: Yosef and Moshe History Repeats Itself: The Shevatim in Tanach Strong or Weak? Women in...

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Professor Monroe Price

Professor Price is the Joseph and Sadie Danciger Professor of Law and director of the Howard M. Squadron Program in Law, Media and Society at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University. Professor Price, who was dean of Cardozo from 1982 to 1991, graduated magna cum laude from Yale, where he was executive editor of the “Yale Law Journal.” He clerked for Associate Justice Potter Stewart of the US Supreme Court and was an assistant to Secretary of Labor W. Willard Wirtz. He was founding director of the Program in Comparative Media Law and Policy at Wolfson College, Oxford; a member of the faculty of social science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton; director of the Stanhope Center for Communications Policy Research; and chair of the Center for Media and Communications, Central European University. Professor Price was a senior fellow of the Media Studies Center in spring 1998. He was deputy director of California Indian Legal Services, one of the founders of the Native American Rights Fund, and author of Law and the American Indian. Among his many books are a treatise on cable television, “Media and Sovereignty,” and Television and “The Public Sphere and National Identity.” Professor Price is also director, Center for Global Communications Studies at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania. Professor Price contributes to the Huffington Post and to University of Southern California’s Public Diplomacy Blog....

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