Speakers

Rabbi Elchanan Adler

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Rabbi Elchanan Adler

Rabbi Elchanan Adler is a rosh yeshiva at Yeshiva University’s Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, where he holds the Eva, Morris and Jack Rubin Chair in Rabbinics. His affiliation with Yeshiva began in 1988 as a fellow of the prestigious Gruss Kollel Elyon. While there, he edited Volumes 3 and 4 of Beit Yosef Shaul, and received the Imrei Shefer writing award. Prior to his 1998 appointment as a rosh yeshiva, Rabbi Adler served as a shoel u’meishiv/sgan mashgiach (mentor/counselor to students). Rabbi Adler has lectured in...

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Rabbi Hayyim Angel

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Rabbi Hayyim Angel

Rabbi Hayyim Angel is the National Scholar of the Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals (jewishideas.org). He also teaches advanced Bible courses to undergraduates and rabbinical students at Yeshiva University, and lectures widely. He has published over 100 scholarly articles, primarily in Bible, and is author or editor of thirteen books. He received his B.A. in Jewish Studies Summa cum Laude from Yeshiva College, his M.A. in Bible from the Bernard Revel Graduate School, his M.S. in Jewish Education from the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish...

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Dr. Stuart Apfel

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Dr. Stuart Apfel

Stuart Apfel is an Associate Professor of Neurology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and at Downstate Medical Center, and has recently become an adjunct faculty member at Yeshiva University where he teaches an undergraduate course in neuroscience. His scientific research has largely focused on the potential clinical application of neurotrophic factors for the treatment of peripheral neuropathy and other neurodegenerative disorders, and on other aspects of translational medicine. He is a founder of Parallax Clinical Research, a...

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Rabbi Kenneth Auman

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Rabbi Kenneth Auman

Rabbi Kenneth Auman has been an adjunct professor of Jewish studies at Stern College for Women at Yeshiva University since 1993. Rabbi Auman is also spiritual leader of the Young Israel of Flatbush, where he has served since 1984. Rabbi Auman is well known among his congregants and students for his warmth, humor and impressive scholarship, and has become a highly sought-after speaker in history, halakha and hashkafa. In addition to his rabbinical and teaching roles, Rabbi Auman is active in many community causes. Rabbi Auman has served as...

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Dr. Keith-Thomas Ayoob

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Dr. Keith-Thomas Ayoob

Keith-Thomas Ayoob is the director of nutrition services at the Rose F. Kennedy Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center and associate professor of pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in New York City, where he has maintained a clinical practice for over 25 years. Dr. Ayoob is active on the national scene having been an American Dietetic Association national media spokesperson from 1995-2004. Continuing to be sought by the media for commentary on topical health and nutrition research, he has...

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Dr. Nir Barzilai

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Dr. Nir Barzilai

Dr. Barzilai is the Director of the Institute for Aging Research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He is The Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert Professor of Aging Research, Professor of Medicine and Molecular Genetics and a member of the Diabetes Research Center, the Divisions of Endocrinology and Geriatrics. He is also the Director of the Diabetes Research and Training Center Physiology core. Dr. Barzilai’s interests focus on several basic mechanisms in the biology of aging, including the biological effects of...

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Rabbi Mordechai Becher

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Rabbi Mordechai Becher

Rabbi Mordechai Becher, originally from Australia, an instructor at the James Striar School of Yeshiva University and a senior lecturer for the Gateways Organization. Rabbi Becher received his ordination from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel. He taught at Ohr Somayach, Neve Yerushalayim and Darchei Binah in Jerusalem for 15 years, served in the Israel Defence Forces and taught in a number of Rabbinic training programs. His latest book, Gateway to Judaism, published by Shaar Press, is now in its sixth printing. Rabbi Becher has lectured for the...

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Cantor Bernard Beer

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Cantor Bernard Beer

Cantor Bernard Beer has been director of the Philip and Sarah Belz School of Jewish Music at Yeshiva University since 1985, and has been executive vice president of the Cantorial Council of America since 1974. Cantor Beer also serves on the board of directors and is a consultant for Sounds of Jewish Music in Chicago, Musica Judaica in New York and the Journal of Jewish Music and Liturgy. Cantor Beer earned a BA from Yeshiva and an associate cantorial certificate and cantorial diploma from Belz. He also completed graduate courses in music...

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Dr. David Berger

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Dr. David Berger

David Berger is dean and Ruth and I. Lewis Gordon Professor of Jewish History at the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies of Yeshiva University. For many years he was Broeklundian Professor of History at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He was also President of the Association for Jewish Studies, co-chair of the academic advisory committee of the National Foundation for Jewish Culture and has served as a member of the academic committee of the Rothschild Foundation Europe and of the...

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Dr. Moshe Bernstein

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Dr. Moshe Bernstein

Dr. Moshe Bernstein is a professor of Bible at Yeshiva College of Yeshiva University. He also taught at Stern College for Women for 20 years. His teaching encompasses both basic and advanced courses, ranging from Introduction to Bible, Biblical Hebrew and Classical Jewish Intellectual History to specialized courses in Literary Approaches to the Bible, Dead Sea Scrolls and Early Biblical Interpretation. Dr. Bernstein’s research focuses primarily on Jewish biblical interpretation in antiquity, particularly as witnessed in the Dead Sea Scrolls...

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