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Rabbi Chaim Brovender
Rosh Yeshiva

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Rabbi Chaim Brovender is the Rosh Yeshiva of WebYeshiva and President of ATID — The Academy for Torah Initiatives and Directions in Jewish Education, in Jerusalem. He was the founding Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivat Hamivtar and Michlelet Bruria (today, Midreshet Lindenbaum) where he pioneered the teaching of Gemara to students for whom the Talmud had been a closed book. For over forty years he has been a leading force in teaching Torah in Israel and enabling his students to "learn how to learn" according to the renowned "Brovender Method."

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Mrs. Naomi Berman

Naomi Berman has a B.A. from Stern College, was a Bruria Scholar and studied in the Talmud department at Bar Ilan University. She and her husband Todd pioneered the Jewish Learning Initiative (a program co-sponsored by the OU and Hillel) view complete profile

Rabbi Yitzchak Blau

Rabbi Yitzchak Blau teaches at Midreshet Lindenbaum and the Orayta Yeshiva and has previously taught at Yeshivat Hamivtar and at the Yeshivah of Flatbush High School. He has published articles on many areas of Jewish thought as well as a view complete profile

Rabbi Avraham Chira

Rabbi Avraham Chira received smicha from Rabbi Benayahu Shmueli, Rosh Yeshivat HaMekubalim, Nahar Shalom, in Jerusalem. He has been a student and teacher in the Yeshiva since 1993. He has taught for twelve years at the Berot Bat Ayin Seminary, view complete profile

Mrs. Ora Derovan

Ora Derovan has a B.Ed from Lifschitz Teacher's college, an MA from Lander Institute and is currently studying for her doctorate in Talmud at Bar Ilan University. She has been a certified Yoetzet Halacha for over 10 years. Ora teaches view complete profile

Rabbi Rafi Eis

Rabbi Eis studied at Yeshiva University, where he received a received a BA in English literature, an MS in Jewish education, and was ordained a rabbi at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. Rabbi Eis is currently the Director of view complete profile

Ms. Gila Fine

Gila Fine is the editor in chief of Maggid Books (Koren Publishers Jerusalem). She’s also a teacher of talmudic narrative, and has taught at the Hebrew University, Tel-Aviv University, and Pardes. Gila is the former editor of quarterly journal Azure: view complete profile

Rabbi Dovid Fink

In addition to being one of Rabbi Brovender's first students, Rabbi Dovid Fink is an outstanding expert and teacher of Halacha. Rabbi Fink received his Rabbinic ordination from ITRI and the Mir and was awarded his Ph.D in Semitic Languages and view complete profile

Rabbi Dr. Stuart Fischman

Rabbi Stuart Fischman graduated from Yeshiva University in 1980 and the dental school of Columbia University in 1985. Since 1989 he has been studying and teaching at Yeshivat Hamivtar in Efrat. He has rabbinic ordination from Rav Zalman Nechemia Goldberg. view complete profile

Rabbi Yehoshua Geller
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Rabbi Yehoshua Geller received Smicha from Rav Mordechai Elefant zt"l and the ITRI Yeshiva, where he was a Talmid for many years. He served as the Rosh Beit Medrash of the English Speakers' Program at the Jerusalem College of Technology/Machon view complete profile

Mrs. Osnat Goldman

Mrs. Goldman has served as an adult educator in Jerusalem for many years in Torah learning centers such as Midreshet Rachel and Aish HaTorah. Through her love of teaching and sharing Torah with others, Mrs. Goldman has developed an innovative view complete profile

Mrs. Ilana Goldstein Saks

Ilana Goldstein Saks, a graduate of the ATID Fellowship Program, earned an M.A. in Tanach from Bar-Ilan University and studied a number of years as a Bruriah Scholar at Midreshet Lindenbaum. She has taught at Machon Pardes, Midreshet Lindenbaum and view complete profile

Rabbi Jesse Horn

Rav Horn earned a B.A. in Judaic Studies and M.A. in Jewish Education from Yeshiva University and is a Musmach of YU/RIETS. Rav Horn is known for his methodological and Brisker approach to Gemara. In shiur, he teaches Talmidim to view complete profile

Rabbi Shlomo Katz

Rabbi Shlomo Katz was born in Englewood, New Jersey but spent most of his growing years in Raanana, Israel.  As a teenager, Shlomo returned to Los Angeles with his family and there became active with Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach's Happy Minyan view complete profile

Rabbi Ron-Ami Meyers

Rabbi Ron-Ami Meyers had his first taste of Torah learning under Rabbi Brovender at Yeshivat Hamivtar in 1983. His Torah study continued at Yeshiva University and at Kollelim in Eretz Yisrael. His most recent position in Israel was as a view complete profile

Rabbi Josh Ross

After receiving an advanced double BA in History and Philosophy from Dalhousie University (Canada) Rabbi Joshua Ross spent eight years in Israel. Rabbi Ross learned at Yeshivat Hamivtar where he received smicha from Rabbi Brovender and Rabbi Zalman Nechemia Goldberg. view complete profile

Rabbi Jeffrey Saks

Rabbi Jeffrey Saks is the founding Director of ATID―The Academy for Torah Initiatives and Directions in Jewish Education, in Jerusalem. An editorial board member of the journal Tradition, Rabbi Saks authored Spiritualizing Halakhic Education (Mandel Foundation) and edited Wisdom From view complete profile

Rabbi Michael Schudrich

Rabbi Michael Schudrich, Chief Rabbi of Poland, graduated from Stony Brook University in 1977 with a Religious Studies major and received an MA in History from Columbia University in 1982. He received smicha through Yeshiva University from Rabbi Moshe Tendler. view complete profile

Rabbi Avi Weinstein

Rabbi Avi Weinstein taught at Yeshivat Hamivtar and Michlelet Bruria from 1979 until 1984. He also has been a talmid of Rabbi Brovender since 1975. He is currently the Head of Jewish Studies at The Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy in view complete profile

Dr. Yael Ziegler

Dr. Yael Ziegler is a lecturer in Tanakh at Herzog College and Matan. She received her BA from Stern College and an MA and Ph.D. at Bar Ilan University. Dr. Ziegler has lectured widely on various Tanakh topics in Israel, view complete profile

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