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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

Dennis Prager

Dennis Prager
New York, NY

Rabbi Berel Bell

Rabbi Berel Bell
Montreal, Canada

Sara Blau

Sara Blau
Brooklyn, NY

Rabbi Yitzchak Breitowitz

Rabbi Yitzchak Breitowitz
Jerusalem, Israel

Sara Bluming

Sara Bluming
Potomac, MD

Sara Briman

Sara Briman
Acapulco, Mexico

Holly Cohen

Holly Cohen

Rabbi Mendy Chitrik

Rabbi Mendy Chitrik
Istanbul, Turkey

Robert Cait

Robert Cait
Los Angeles, CA

Dr. George Dean

Dr. George Dean
Detroit, MI

Shelly Dembe

Shelly Dembe
Columbus, OH

Rabbi Dovid Eliezrie

Rabbi Dovid Eliezrie
Yorba Linda, CA

Chavi Epstein

Chavi Epstein
Columbia, SC

Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz

Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
Jerusalem, Israel

Kenneth Feinberg

Kenneth Feinberg
Washington, D.C.

Rabbi Meir Soloveichik

Rabbi Meir Soloveichik

Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb

Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb
New York, NY

Charlie Harary

Charlie Harary

Lynda Fishman

Lynda Fishman
Toronto, Canada

Rabbi Ruvi New

Rabbi Ruvi New
Boca Raton, FL

Rabbi Shmuel Feld

Rabbi Shmuel Feld
Silver Spring, MD

Sharon Freundel

Sharon Freundel

Shahar Azani

Shahar Azani
New York, NY

Ari Goldman

Ari Goldman
New York, NY

Rabbi Jacob Goldstein

Rabbi Jacob Goldstein
Brooklyn, NY

Shimona Tzukernik

Shimona Tzukernik
Brooklyn, NY

Dr. Jeffrey S. Gurock

Dr. Jeffrey S. Gurock
New York, NY

Rabbi Mark Gottlieb

Rabbi Mark Gottlieb
Teaneck, NJ

Rabbi Shmuel Lew

Rabbi Shmuel Lew
London, UK

Carolyn Hessel

Carolyn Hessel
New York, NY

Rabbi Dovid Cohen

Rabbi Dovid Cohen
New York, NY

Prof. Dovid Imbo

Prof. Dovid Imbo
Chicago, IL

Rabbi Asher Crispe

Rabbi Asher Crispe
Danby, VT

Shaindy Jacobson

Shaindy Jacobson
Brooklyn, NY

Helen Nash

Helen Nash
New York, NY

Rabbi Simon Jacobson

Rabbi Simon Jacobson
Brooklyn, NY

Dassie New

Dassie New
Atlanta, GA

Rabbi YY Jacobson

Rabbi YY Jacobson
Brooklyn, NY

Rabbi Mendel Kalmenson

Rabbi Mendel Kalmenson
Belgravia, London

Dr. Lisa Aiken

Dr. Lisa Aiken
Jerusalem, Israel

Rabbi Benjamin Blech

Rabbi Benjamin Blech
New York, NY

Rivky Kaplan

Rivky Kaplan
Tzfat, Israel

Sherri Mandell

Sherri Mandell
Tekoa, Israel

Rabbi Shmuel Kaplan

Rabbi Shmuel Kaplan
Baltimore, MD

David Sacks

David Sacks
Beverly Hills, CA

Dr. Miriam Klein Kassenoff

Dr. Miriam Klein Kassenoff
Miami, FL

Paula Shoyer

Paula Shoyer
Chevy Chase, MD

Saranne Rothberg

Saranne Rothberg
New York, NY

Rabbi Yossi New

Rabbi Yossi New
Atlanta, GA

Shimon Mercer-Wood

Shimon Mercer-Wood
New York, NY

Yaakov Katz

Yaakov Katz
Jerusalem, Israel

Daniel Kestenbaum

Daniel Kestenbaum
Riverdale, NY

Rivkah Slonim

Rivkah Slonim
Binghamton, 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, CA

Rabbi Abba Perelmuter

Rabbi Abba Perelmuter
Long Beach, CA

Robert Krakow

Robert Krakow
Boca Raton, Florida

Sassy Reuven

Sassy Reuven
Calabasas, CA

 Dr. Simcha Leibovitch

Dr. Simcha Leibovitch
Jerusalem, Israel

Dr. Sheri Fink

Dr. Sheri Fink
New York, NY

Altie Karper

Altie Karper
New York, NY

Nathan Lewin

Nathan Lewin
Washington, D.C.

Barbara Hines

Barbara Hines
Houston, TX

Miriam Lipskier

Miriam Lipskier
Atlanta, GA

Rabbi Yossi Paltiel

Rabbi Yossi Paltiel
Brooklyn, NY

Deborah E. Lipstadt

Deborah E. Lipstadt
Atlanta, GA

Rabbi Shais Taub

Rabbi Shais Taub
New York

Carole Basri

Carole Basri
New York, NY

David Magerman

David Magerman
Gladwyne, PA

Rabbi Boruch Kaplan

Rabbi Boruch Kaplan
Jerusalem, Israel

Rabbi Nissen Mangel

Rabbi Nissen Mangel
Brooklyn, NY

Rabbi Yosef Shusterman

Rabbi Yosef Shusterman
Beverly Hills, CA

Robert Messing

Robert Messing
Woodstock, NY

Izzy Ezagui

Izzy Ezagui
Brooklyn, NY

Shmuel Reichman

Shmuel Reichman
New York, NY

Molly Resnick

Molly Resnick
New York, NY

George Rohr

George Rohr
New York, NY

Rachelle Fraenkel

Rachelle Fraenkel
Israel

Dr. David Rosmarin

Dr. David Rosmarin
Boston, MA

Natan Sharansky

Natan Sharansky
Jerusalem, Israel

Rabbi Levi Shemtov

Rabbi Levi Shemtov
Washington, D.C.

Dr. Miriam Isaacs

Dr. Miriam Isaacs
Washington, D.C.

Mrs. Nechama Shemtov

Mrs. Nechama Shemtov
Washington, D.C.

Chana Slavaticki

Chana Slavaticki
Baltimore, MD

Professor Lawrence H. Schiffman

Professor Lawrence H. Schiffman
New York, New York

Rabbi Ari Sollish

Rabbi Ari Sollish
Atlanta, GA

Joannie Tansky

Joannie Tansky
Montreal, Canada

Chava Shapiro

Chava Shapiro
Brooklyn, NY

Yael Trusch

Yael Trusch
Houston, TX

Dr. Lev Virine

Dr. Lev Virine
Calgary, Canada

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

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

Cantor Dovid Caytak

Cantor Dovid Caytak
Jerusalem, Israel

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 Schlessinger

Daniel Schlessinger
Chicago, IL

David A. Hyman

David A. Hyman
Chicago, IL

David Nessenoff

David Nessenoff
Setauket, NY

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, CA

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, NY

Dr. Diane Medved, Ph.D.

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

Dr. Erica Brown

Dr. Erica Brown
Silver Spring, MD

Dr. Gill Heart

Dr. Gill Heart
Atlanta, GA

Dr. Jeffery Taubenberger

Dr. Jeffery Taubenberger
Washington, D.C.

Dr. Joel Roffman

Dr. Joel Roffman
Plano, TX

Dr. Jon Greenberg

Dr. Jon Greenberg
Paramus, NJ

Dr. Judea Pearl

Dr. Judea Pearl
Los Angeles, CA

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. Shmuel Klatzkin

Dr. Shmuel Klatzkin
Dayton, OH

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, CA

Herschel Lazaroff

Herschel Lazaroff
Monsey, NY

Jeff Morgan

Jeff Morgan
Berkeley, CA

Jessica Fechtor

Jessica Fechtor
San Francisco, 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, WA

Mrs. Keren Blum

Mrs. Keren Blum
New York, NY

Mrs. Sara Esther Crispe

Mrs. Sara Esther Crispe
Danby, VT

Myron Sugerman

Myron Sugerman
Maplewood, NJ

Noah Lederman

Noah Lederman

Peter Himmelman

Peter Himmelman
S. 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 David Aaron

Rabbi David Aaron
Jerusalem, Israel

Rabbi DovBer Pinson

Rabbi DovBer Pinson
Brooklyn, NY

Rabbi Efraim Piekarsky

Rabbi Efraim Piekarsky
Brooklyn, NY

Rabbi Jason Weiner

Rabbi Jason Weiner
Los Angeles, CA

Rabbi Mendel Blau

Rabbi Mendel Blau
Brooklyn, NY

Rabbi Mendel Kaplan

Rabbi Mendel Kaplan
Toronto, ON

Rabbi Mordechai Dinerman

Rabbi Mordechai Dinerman
Brooklyn, NY

Rabbi Moshe Krasnanski

Rabbi Moshe Krasnanski
Montreal, QC

Rabbi Moshe New

Rabbi Moshe New
Montreal, QC

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

Samuel J Levine

Samuel J Levine
New York, NY

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