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Sholom Brodt is a Judaic studies teacher and storyteller. Sholom was educated at the Chabad yeshiva in Montreal, and at other yeshivot in Toronto and Jerusalem. As a student of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach zt”l, he received rabbinic ordination 1989. He received his BA and Diploma in Instructional Technology from Concordia University in Montreal and his MA in Jewish Education from Yeshiva University in New York.
Sholom has been working in formal and informal Jewish education for thirty years, teaching in Jewish communities of all denominations. For the past nine years he has also been a visiting Rabbi to the Jewish community in Montpelier, VT. As a teacher and participant at the Conference of Rural Judaism, he leads workshops, tells Chassidic stories and conducts services.
Sholom is committed to working for the unity of the Jewish people by providing high quality Jewish education. Believing that it is vital that we interact and study Torah together, that we share and celebrate together, and that we truly learn how to live together as one people, Sholom visits and teaches across North America in communities of all denominations. Read more.
Leiba Chaya David
Since her aliyah from theU.S.in 1996, Leiba Chaya has been exploring theLandofIsraeland the Israeli environmental movement. She studied for a year at the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies, and she is a certified SPNI field guide. She holds an MA in Jewish Education fromHebrewUniversity, where she researched the relationship between Jewish culture and sense of place. Currently, Leiba Chaya works at theSPNIUrbanFieldSchoolinJerusalem. She combines her love of Torah and Eretz Yisrael with her experience as an educator and activist to create Jewish Eco-Volunteer programs for visiting students, tourists, and Israeli youth. She lives with her husband, Yonah, and two small children, Aviel and Noam, on a moshav nearJerusalem.
Rabbi Dr. David Fink is a well-known halachic figure in Jerusalem and an authoritative posak. He is an expert in many fields, including the interface between modern technology, medicine and Halacha. He teaches his humorous, psychologically intuitive lessons on halacha in Israel’s leading yeshivot. Read more
Morah Leah Golomb
Leah Golomb was raised in New Jersey in a modern orthodox home. She is a chassidah of Reb Shlomo and was a student of his for many years. She continues her journey that lead her to Eretz Israel over 40 years ago. Leah has been teaching the Jewish calendar, holidays and weekly Torah portions for the past 30 years. She currently lives on Moshav Mevo Modiin with her husband Michael. Read more (For more information visit http://leahgolomb.com/)
Mrs. Yehudis Goloshevsky
Mrs. Yehudis Golshevsky is a graduate of Yavne Teacher’s Seminary in Cleveland and SUNY Buffalo. She is a Breslov Chassidiste who lives with her very patient and forgiving family in Jerusalem and has taught Breslov Chassidus (and many other subjects) and worked in Torah publishing for nearly twenty years. Some projects include the new Holocaust history textbook, “Witness to History;” Erez Moshe Doron’s commentary on The Exchanged Children; content and curricula for Project Derech of Toronto; translations of Rabbi Berland’s lessons and prayers for shuvubonim.org; editing of the stories for Daf Digest and Mishnah Berurah Digest; and editing of the weekly translations of Rav Itche Meir Morgenstern’s shiurim for Toras Chochom. But teaching Torah is her first love.
A resident of Chevron’s Avraham Avinu neighborhood, Rav Simcha’s song-filled and soul-stirring shiurim in Tanach, Shivat Tzion, Tefilah, Massechet Tamid and Chassidut have inspired talmidim in all his classes. A long time student and musmach of Reb Shlomo Carlebach, zt”l (the final of Reb Shlomo’s 36!), Rav Simcha graduated Yeshiva University with a B.S. in accounting and studied at the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education. He was the Rabbi of The Eldridge Street Synagogue in New York City, a Judaic studies instructor at Bi-Cultural Day School in Stamford CT, and taught at Midreshet Moriyah and a number of Israeli Yeshivot. Rav Simcha has founded a number of Carlebach Minyanim throughout Israel, and teaches at The Ma’ayan Center in Beit Shemesh. He is the Director of Tourism in the Holy City of Chevron, and provides individual and private group tours of Chevron, The Old City of Jerusalem, Kotel Tunnels as well as neighborhoods throughout Yehuda and Shomron. Read more.
Shaul David Judelman studied in the Yeshivat Bat Ayin Smicha Program and has joined the Simchat Shlomo staff as co-ordinator of the Eco-Activist Beit Midrash and a teacher in the Men’s Beit Midrash Program. Raised in Seattle, WA with a passion and dedication to the world we live in, he completed a B.A. in International and Intercultural Studies at Pitzer College and came through kibbutz on a quest for a Judaism in touch with the Creator and the land that has led to much learning, music, and celebration with our people and our Torah.
Rabbi Shlomo Katz
Shlomo Katz was born in New Jersey but grew up in Raanana, Israel. Shlomo, a credentialed Chaplain, received his rabbinical ordination at the flagship Torah institution of Rabbi Shlomo Riskin and Yeshivat HaMivtar in Efrat under Rosh HaYeshiva, Rav Chaim Brovender. The Torah and music of Reb Shlomo Carlebach zt”l has inspired and strengthened Shlomo to become a prolific composer of beautiful music. Shlomo is invited quite often as Scholar in Residence to university campuses and synagogues to teach Torah and give concerts, lead Melave Malkas and kumsitzim. He was the lead Baal Tefilah and spiritual guide in the Carlebach Minyan of Beth Jacob of Beverly Hills. He taught Torah and Chassidut, where his classes boasted an average of 50 students on a regular basis. Read more.
Reb Yona Rothman
Yona was raised in Far Rockaway NY in the atmosphere of the Shor Yoshuv Yeshiva, ( the first yeshiva to take in people of diverse backgrounds.) He studied in the Yeshivot Novominsk in BoroPark and Pachad Yitzchak in Yerushalyim. He also studied academic Jewish history and philosophy.
Morah Silber has had extensive experience in teaching over the past 30 years. While living in New York, Morah Silber taught in Ezra Academy and had weekly shiurim for women in the local communities. Since making Aliyah in 2001, she has continued teaching in various seminaries such as Neve Yerushalayim, Ba’er Miriam, Maayanot for Women, Tikvah, Midreshet Tehilla, Har Nof Women’s Parsha Shiur, Chabad of Ramat Shlomo and Tiferet. She brings in a broad variety of Chassidus sources in her shiurim, and helps her students develop practical ways of living according to chassidut. For more information about Rebbetzin Silber, visit her website (http://www.kolrena.org/) Read more
Avraham Sutton has been learning and teaching Torah, Kabbalah, Talmud, Midrash, Chassidut, prayer and meditation for many years. He has translated, edited or authored over 15 major works on the significance of Torah for our age.
Rabbi Sutton teaches a course called Kabbalistic Teachings on Prayer and Meditation.
Rabbi Avraham Arieh and Rachel Trugman have been teaching thousands about Soul Tools and dozens of other important Jewish spiritual concepts for over 30 years. The Trugmans began Ohr Chadash to share creative, joyous, and non-coercive educational programs that allow participants to explore Judaism at their own pace and according to their own interests. His website is www.thetrugmans.com
Emuna Witt Halevi met Reb Shlomo about 43 years ago and has been transcribing his torahs and sharing his teachings for many years. She loves to give over Chassidut from Rebbe Nachman, the Holy Slonima, and many other rebbes, with a lot of simcha! Read More.