Batya Hefter

Rosh Beit Midrash

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Batya Hefter is founder and Rosh Beit Midrash of The Women’s Beit Midrash of Efrat and Gush Etzion 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


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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.

Mali Brofsky


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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.

Bracha Krohn


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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


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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.

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.

Dr. Biti Roi


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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.

Rabbi Herzl Hefter


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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. Zvi Leshem


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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.

Rabbi Levi Cooper


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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 Aryeh Ben David


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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.


Aliza Grynberg

Programming and Development