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Our Faculty

The National Jewish Retreat faculty is an unparalleled assembly of some of the world's most sought-after Jewish thinkers, theologians, academics, and educators.

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Chief Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau

Chief Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau
Tel Aviv, Israel

Mr. George Rohr

Mr. George Rohr
New York, NY

Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky

Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky
Brooklyn, NY

Dennis Prager

Dennis Prager
New York, NY

Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz

Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
Jerusalem, Israel

Rabbi Meir Soloveichik

Rabbi Meir Soloveichik

Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb

Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb
New York, NY

Charlie Harary

Charlie Harary

Rabbi Ruvi New

Rabbi Ruvi New
Boca Raton, FL

Deborah E. Lipstadt

Deborah E. Lipstadt
Atlanta, GA

Shahar Azani

Shahar Azani
New York, NY

Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe

Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe

Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet

Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet
London, UK

Shimona Tzukernik

Shimona Tzukernik
Brooklyn, NY

Dr. Jeffrey S. Gurock

Dr. Jeffrey S. Gurock
New York, NY

Rabbi Shmuel Lew

Rabbi Shmuel Lew
London, UK

Nathan Lewin

Nathan Lewin
Washington, D.C.

Rabbi Dovid Cohen

Rabbi Dovid Cohen
New York, NY

Molly Resnick

Molly Resnick
New York, NY

Rabbi Asher Crispe

Rabbi Asher Crispe
Danby, Vermont

Helen Nash

Helen Nash
New York, NY

Rabbi Dr. Eddie Reichman

Rabbi Dr. Eddie Reichman
New York, NY

Dassie New

Dassie New
Atlanta, GA

Rabbi Manis Friedman

Rabbi Manis Friedman
S. Paul, MN

Dr. Lisa Aiken

Dr. Lisa Aiken
Jerusalem, Israel

Rabbi Benjamin Blech

Rabbi Benjamin Blech
New York, NY

Sherri Mandell

Sherri Mandell
Tekoa, Israel

David Sacks

David Sacks
Beverly Hills, CA

Paula Shoyer

Paula Shoyer
Chevy Chase, MD

Saranne Rothberg

Saranne Rothberg
New York, NY

Rabbi Simon Jacobson

Rabbi Simon Jacobson
Brooklyn, NY

Rabbi Yossi New

Rabbi Yossi New
Atlanta, GA

Shimon Mercer-Wood

Shimon Mercer-Wood
New York, NY

Rivkah Slonim

Rivkah Slonim
Binghamton, NY

Carolyn Hessel

Carolyn Hessel
New York, NY

Devorah Halberstam

Devorah Halberstam

Dr. Daniel Eisenberg

Dr. Daniel Eisenberg
Philadelphia, PA

Nira Berry

Nira Berry
Washington, D.C.

Rabbi Dov Greenberg

Rabbi Dov Greenberg
Palo Alto, California

Miriam Lipskier

Miriam Lipskier
Atlanta, GA

Rabbi Abba Perelmuter

Rabbi Abba Perelmuter
Long Beach, CA

Sassy Reuven

Sassy Reuven
Calabasas, CA

Dr. Sheri Fink

Dr. Sheri Fink
New York, NY

Rabbi Yosef Y. Jacobson

Rabbi Yosef Y. Jacobson
Brooklyn, NY

Altie Karper

Altie Karper
New York, NY

Rabbi Yitzchak Breitowitz

Rabbi Yitzchak Breitowitz
Jerusalem, Israel

Barbara Hines

Barbara Hines
Houston, TX

Rabbi Yossi Paltiel

Rabbi Yossi Paltiel
Brooklyn, NY

Rabbi Shais Taub

Rabbi Shais Taub
New York

Carole Basri

Carole Basri
New York, NY

Lynda Fishman

Lynda Fishman
Toronto, Canada

Rabbi Boruch Kaplan

Rabbi Boruch Kaplan
Jerusalem, Israel

Shaindy Jacobson

Shaindy Jacobson
Brooklyn, NY

Rabbi Yosef Shusterman

Rabbi Yosef Shusterman
Beverly Hills, CA

Izzy Ezagui

Izzy Ezagui
Brooklyn, NY

Rachelle Fraenkel

Rachelle Fraenkel
Israel

Dr. Miriam Isaacs

Dr. Miriam Isaacs
Washington, D.C.

Professor Lawrence H. Schiffman

Professor Lawrence H. Schiffman
New York, New York

Chava Shapiro

Chava Shapiro
Brooklyn, NY

Rabbi Chaim Block

Rabbi Chaim Block
San Antonio, TX

Alicia Wilbur

Alicia Wilbur
Oxnard, CA

Alyza D. Lewin

Alyza D. Lewin
Washington, D.C.

Ami Eden

Ami Eden

Avi Liberman

Avi Liberman
Los Angeles, CA

Avraham Duvdevani

Avraham Duvdevani

Avram Cohen

Avram Cohen
Oranit, Israel

Avram Duvdevani

Avram Duvdevani
Tel Aviv Israel

Baila Olidort

Baila Olidort
Brooklyn, NY

Bella	Miller

Bella Miller
Wanaque, NJ

Ben G. Frank

Ben G. Frank
Miami, FL

Bernd Wollschlaeger M.D.

Bernd Wollschlaeger M.D.

Bronya Slavin Shaffer

Bronya Slavin Shaffer
Brooklyn, NY

Brooke Goldstein

Brooke Goldstein
New York, NY

Burt Siegel

Burt Siegel
New York, NY

Cary Nelson

Cary Nelson

Chanie Apfelbaum

Chanie Apfelbaum
Brooklyn, NY

Chaya Epstein

Chaya Epstein
Chicago, IL

Chaya Posner

Chaya Posner
Rancho Mirage, CA

Chaya Teldon
Long Island, NY

Dan Arbell

Dan Arbell
Washington, D.C.

Daniel Friedmann

Daniel Friedmann
Vancouver, BC

Daniel Schlessinger

Daniel Schlessinger
Chicago, IL

David A. Hyman

David A. Hyman
Chicago, IL

David Nessenoff

David Nessenoff
Setauket, New York

David Perelman

David Perelman

David Suissa

David Suissa
Los Angeles, CA

David T. Brown

David T. Brown
Chicago, IL

David Weiss

David Weiss
Los Angeles, CA

Dena Levin

Dena Levin
Palo Alto, California

Devorie Kreiman

Devorie Kreiman
Los Angeles, CA

Dovid Efune

Dovid Efune
New York, NY

Dr. Alan Kadish

Dr. Alan Kadish
New York, NY

Dr. Alexander Poltorak

Dr. Alexander Poltorak
Suffern, NY

Dr. Casey Skvorc

Dr. Casey Skvorc

Dr. Chana Silberstein

Dr. Chana Silberstein
Ithaca, New York

Dr. David Luchins

Dr. David Luchins
New York, New York

Dr. Diane Medved, Ph.D.

Dr. Diane Medved, Ph.D.
Seattle, Washington

Dr. Erica Brown

Dr. Erica Brown
Silver Spring, Maryland

Dr. Gill Heart

Dr. Gill Heart
Atlanta, GA

Dr. Jeffery Taubenberger

Dr. Jeffery Taubenberger
Washington, D.C.

Dr. Joel Roffman

Dr. Joel Roffman
Plano, Texas

Dr. Jon Greenberg

Dr. Jon Greenberg
Paramus, NJ

Dr. Judea Pearl

Dr. Judea Pearl
Los Angeles, California

Dr. Matthew Levitt

Dr. Matthew Levitt
Washington, D.C.

Dr. Mindy Greenstein

Dr. Mindy Greenstein
New York, NY

Dr. Miriam Grossman

Dr. Miriam Grossman
New York, NY

Dr. Richard Herman

Dr. Richard Herman
Champaign, IL

Dr. Rona Novick

Dr. Rona Novick
New York, NY

Dr. Shmuel Klatzkin

Dr. Shmuel Klatzkin
Dayton, OH

Dr. Simcha Leibovich

Dr. Simcha Leibovich

Dr. Stephen Serbin

Dr. Stephen Serbin
Columbia, SC

Dr. Yaakov Brawer

Dr. Yaakov Brawer

Dudu Fisher

Dudu Fisher
Tel Aviv, Israel

Elaine Hamilton

Elaine Hamilton

Estelle Glaser Laughlin

Estelle Glaser Laughlin
Chicago, IL

Gabriel Wilensky

Gabriel Wilensky
San Diego, California

Goldie Plotkin

Goldie Plotkin
Toronto, Canada

Herschel Lazaroff

Herschel Lazaroff
Monsey, NY

Jeff Morgan

Jeff Morgan
Berkeley, CA

Jessica Fechtor

Jessica Fechtor
San Francisco, CA

Judea Perl

Judea Perl
Los Angeles, CA

Karen Levitt

Karen Levitt
Vancouver, BC

Laurie Lans

Laurie Lans
Fort Benning, GA

Martin Pritikin

Martin Pritikin
Los Angeles, CA

Matty Bryski

Matty Bryski
Conejo Valley, CA

Menucha Schochet

Menucha Schochet
Los Angeles, CA

Michael A. Helfand

Michael A. Helfand

Michael Medved

Michael Medved
Seattle, Washington

Mrs. Keren Blum

Mrs. Keren Blum
New York, NY

Mrs. Nechama Shemtov

Mrs. Nechama Shemtov
Washington, D.C.

Mrs. Sara Esther Crispe

Mrs. Sara Esther Crispe
Danby, Vermont

Myron Sugerman

Myron Sugerman
Maplewood, NJ

Noah Lederman

Noah Lederman

Peter Himmelman

Peter Himmelman
Santa Monica, CA

Prof. Jonathan Sarna

Prof. Jonathan Sarna
Newton, MA

Professor Jeffrey Woolf

Professor Jeffrey Woolf
Efrat, Israel

Rabbi Aaron Rakefet-Rothkoff

Rabbi Aaron Rakefet-Rothkoff
Jerusalem, Israel

Rabbi Baruch Epstein

Rabbi Baruch Epstein
Chicago, IL

Rabbi Berel Bell

Rabbi Berel Bell
Montreal, Canada

Rabbi David Aaron

Rabbi David Aaron
Jerusalem, Israel

Rabbi David Eliezrie

Rabbi David Eliezrie
Yorba Linda, California

Rabbi DovBer Pinson

Rabbi DovBer Pinson
Brooklyn, NY

Rabbi Dovid Flinkenstein

Rabbi Dovid Flinkenstein
Wilmette, IL

Rabbi Efraim Piekarsky

Rabbi Efraim Piekarsky
Brooklyn, NY

Rabbi Jason Weiner

Rabbi Jason Weiner
Los Angeles, CA

Rabbi Mendel Kaplan

Rabbi Mendel Kaplan
Toronto, Canada

Rabbi Mordechai Dinerman

Rabbi Mordechai Dinerman
Brooklyn, NY

Rabbi Moshe Bryski

Rabbi Moshe Bryski
Conejo Valley, CA

Rabbi Moshe Krasnanski

Rabbi Moshe Krasnanski
Montreal, Quebec

Rabbi Moshe New

Rabbi Moshe New
Montreal, Canada

Rabbi Moshe Weiss

Rabbi Moshe Weiss
Sherman Oaks, CA

Rabbi Reuven Goldstein

Rabbi Reuven Goldstein
Cupertino, CA

Rabbi Reuven Wolf

Rabbi Reuven Wolf
Los Angeles, CA

Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe

Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe
Newton, MA

Rabbi Yisrael Rice

Rabbi Yisrael Rice
San Rafael, CA

Rivky Kaplan

Rivky Kaplan
Tsfat, Israel

Robert Messing

Robert Messing
Woodstock, NY

Samuel J Levine

Samuel J Levine
New York, NY

Sara Briman

Sara Briman
Acapulco, Mexico

Sara Mintz

Sara Mintz

Shaina Weingarten

Shaina Weingarten
Flint, MI

Sorele Brownstein

Sorele Brownstein
Davis, CA

Steven Drizin

Steven Drizin
Chicago, IL

Steven Pressman

Steven Pressman
San Francisco, CA

Yehoshua November

Yehoshua November
Morristown, NJ