Executive Director: Rabbi Zvi Friedman - zfriedman@aish.com
Educational Director: Ilana Cowland - IlanaCowland@gmail.com
Admissions Coordinator: Cheryl Soltz - csoltz@aish.com
Logistical Coordinator: Bassy Lang - JewelOffice@aish.com

Some of our top lecturers include:

Mrs. Chaya Legumsky

born and bred in London, England, balances her private work as a therapist practicing Torah-based counseling with her career of teaching. She is sought after for her expertise in areas such as the Jewish calendar, philosophy of the mitzvot, and women's issues. Mrs. Legumsky studied at Keele University in England from which she holds degrees in English Literature, Education and Philosophy. She attended Neve Yerushalayim College for Women and is currently a senior lecturer at Eyaht, Ner L'Elef, Ohel Sara Imeinu, JEWEL and GEM.

Rabbi Ken Spiro

graduated from Vassar College with a BA in Russian language and Literature and did post-graduate studies at the Pushkin Institute in Moscow. He holds a Masters degree in history from the Vermont College of Norwich University and Rabbinical Ordination from Aish HaTorah in Jerusalem and the Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem. A dynamic speaker, he lectures throughout the world on Jewish history and values. Rabbi Spiro is the author of the recently released book, WorldPerfect, based on Aish Hatorah's popular seminar of the same name which he originated

Rabbi Moshe Zeldman

has a degree from the University of Toronto in Math and Artificial Intelligence. In addition to being a lecturer in the Aish Yeshiva, Discovery Seminar and the Executive Learning Center, he is involved in ongoing code research and works with leading code researchers worldwide. He received his rabbinical ordination from Aish HaTorah and the Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem.

Rabbi Yaakov Yisroel Wenglin

graduated with a B.A. cum laude in History and Literature from Harvard University. After graduating
from Harvard, Rabbi Wenglin worked as an operations executive for Bloomingdale’s in their
management training program before attending the UCLA School of Law. After law school,
Rabbi Wenglin joined the Manhattan law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison as a corporate associate. Rabbi Wenglin studied at Aish HaTorah, where he taught periodically on the Jerusalem Fellowships and the Essentials programs. Several years later he determined that
the time was right to hit the road and bring his package of talents and experiences to audiences in
North America in the form of his flagship presentation, “Full Contact Judaism.” He has appeared on
the Jewel teaching schedule since 2001. He and his family live in Ramat Bet Shemesh.

Esti Baron

currently teaches at Neve Yerushalayim College as well as for LA's summer JAM program in Jerusalem.
Esti, originally from Manhattan, graduated from Touro college and completed coursework for her masters in Jewish history, after which she spent several years as a stock trader and then a market maker for a large NASDAQ trading firm.  Esti is also a licensed addicton counselor.  Esti leads workshops on Birthright's Israel Shabbat Experience weekends as well.


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