Rabbanit Chamutal Shoval

Rosh Beit Midrash

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Rabbanit Chamutal Shoval is the Rosh Beit Midrash of The Women’s Beit Midrash of Efrat and Gush Etzion. She is currently in her fifth and final year of studies at Midreshet Lindenbaum’s Women’s Institute of Halakhic Leadership. She holds a Masters degree from Hebrew University. Her area of expertise is Halakhic writings. She currently teaches courses in Halacha and in Halachic literature at Midreshet Lindenbaum.

Batya Hefter

WBM Founder, and Founding Director of the Transformative Torah Project

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Batya Hefter is the founder of The Women’s Beit Midrash of Efrat and Gush Etzion, the founding director of The Transformative Torah Project, and the founder of the Women’s Beit Midrash of Cleveland. She holds a Masters in Rabbinic Thought from Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Her passion is to translate the teachings and spiritual path of the chassidic masters of the 18th and 19th centuries for the seeking modern Jew.

Sara Jo Ben Zvi

Lecturer

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Sara Jo Ben Zvi is editor of Segula, a Jewish history magazine produced in Jerusalem and serves on the educational board of The WBM. She holds a B.A. in literature and philosophy from the University of Cambridge and a teachers’ diploma from Machon Kerem, and studied at Midreshet Lindenbaum’s Institute of Women Rabbinic Court Advocates.

Bracha Krohn

Lecturer

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Bracha Krohn holds a BA in Judaic studies & English literature from Stern College. She taught Talmud and Bible at the Fuchs Mizrachi School, and the Women’s Beit Midrash of Cleveland. She has completed the course work for her Masters in Tanach at Bernard Revel Grad School. She is the Director of Student Affairs and a teacher at Midreshet Moriah.

Shani Taragin

Lecturer

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Shani Taragin holds an M.A. in Talmud & Tanach from Bar- Ilan University, where she is currently a doctoral student. She is a Nishmat-educated Yoetzet Halacha, and a veteran educator, having taught Tanach, Halacha, & Jewish philosophy at numerous women’s institutions for twenty years. During the summers, she is director of the Women’s Beit Medrash Program in Camp Moshava, Pennsylvania.

Mali Brofsky

Lecturer

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Mali Brofsky is a clinical social worker with a practice in Jerusalem and Gush Eztion, and is trained in practice and teaching of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. She is also a senior faculty member at MMY. She lectures and has published on Jewish thought, on issues of emotional health, and on the interaction between them.

Dr. Lisa Fredman

Lecturer

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Dr. Lisa Fredman holds a PhD in Bible from Bar Ilan University, and is the former, founding, Principal of YTA Girls’ School, Jerusalem. She is currently an instructor of Tanach at Michlelet Efrata in Jerusalem, and recently published a Critical Edition of Rashi’s Commentary to Proverbs.

Rabbi Jonathan Mishkin

Lecturer

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Rabbi Jonathan Mishkin is a teacher, writer, and translator, and has been active in the field of Jewish education for over thirty years. He is currently working on Koren’s Mikraot HaDorot, and is the author of Tanakh Profiles: An Encyclopedia of Biblical Personalities.

Sara Susswein Tesler

Lecturer

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Sara Susswein Tesler holds a M.A in Bible from YU’s Bernard Revel Graduate School and prior to Aliya she taught Tanach at SAR High School. She currently teaches at Midreshet TVA and resides in Efrat.

Rabbi Levi Cooper

Lecturer

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Rabbi Levi Cooper  is a lecturer at Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, where he teaches Bible, Hasidut, Midrash, and Jewish Philosophy. He serves as the community  Rabbi of Kehillat HaTzur VeHaTzohar in Zur Hadassa.

 

Rabbi Herzl Hefter

Lecturer

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Rabbi Herzl Hefter studied at YU and obtained smicha at Yeshivat HarEtzion. He taught advanced Talmud, Halakha and Chassidut at Yeshivat haMivtar, YU’s Gruss Kollel & Midreshet Lindenbaum. He founded and is currently the Rosh Beit Midrash of Beit Midrash Harel, a program of advanced rabbinic studies for men and women in Jerusalem.

Rabbi Dr. Rafi Kadosh

Guest Lecturer

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Rabbi Dr. Rafi Kadosh is the rabbi of the Bracha V’Shalom community in Dekel Maarav, Efrat. He served in the past as rabbi and Rosh Kollel in Cape Town, South Africa. He is the founder of the Tefillin Gush Etzion company, which he currrently manages.

Shulie Mishkin

Tour Guide; Teacher of Tanach and Jewish History

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Shulie Mishkin is a licensed tour guide and has an Master’s Degree in Jewish History from Columbia University. She is also a graduate of the Matan Scholars Program.

Rabbi Herzl Hefter

Lecturer

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Rabbi Herzl Hefter studied at YU and obtained smicha at Yeshivat HarEtzion. He taught advanced Talmud, Halakha and Chassidut at Yeshivat haMivtar, YU’s Gruss Kollel & Midreshet Lindenbaum. He founded and is currently the Rosh Beit Midrash of Beit Midrash Harel, a program of advanced rabbinic studies for men and women in Jerusalem.

Rabbi Dr. Rafi Kadosh

Guest Lecturer

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Rabbi Dr. Rafi Kadosh is the rabbi of the Bracha V’Shalom community in Dekel Maarav, Efrat. He served in the past as rabbi and Rosh Kollel in Cape Town, South Africa. He is the founder of the Tefillin Gush Etzion company, which he currrently manages.

Rabbi Dr. Zvi Leshem

Lecturer

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Rav Zvi Leshem holds a PhD in Jewish Thought from Bar-Ilan University. He has served in senior positions in Higher Torah education and for the Rabbinate. A published author, he currently directs the Gershom Scholem Collection for Kabbalah Research at the National Library of Israel.

Dr. Biti Roi

Lecturer

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Dr. Biti Roi is a lecturer in Kabbala and Hasidut at Machon Schechter and at Zohar Hai (connected to Rav Frumin’s legacy) and a Shalom Hartman Institute research fellow.

Aliza Grynberg

Programming and Development

Rabbi Aryeh Ben David

Guest Lecturer

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Rabbi Aryeh Ben David is the founder of Ayeka: Center for Soulful Education, which trains educators of all denominations, campus professionals, and staff of middle and high schools how to teach Jewish subjects with more soulfulness, personal meaning and impact on life.