The Yeshiva faculty and administration are available not only as teachers but also as mentors and friends. They strive to convey their personal passion for Torah study and Jewish living, also opening their homes to students for Shabbat and holiday meals.
Rabbi Joel Levy, Rosh Yeshiva, studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge University, was chair of the Program at Limmud conference and is an ex-director of NOAM. He received rabbinical ordination from Rabbi David Hartman in 2000. He has been the part-time rabbi of Kol Nefesh Masorti Synagogue, Britain’s first fully egalitarian traditional shul, since 2001. He teaches Practical Halacha.
Dr. Joshua Kulp, Rosh Yeshiva, is co-founder of the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem where he has taught Talmud and halakhah for the last 20 years. He is the author of the recently published book Reconstructing the Talmud (Mechon Hadar, 2014) as well as the The Schechter Haggadah: Art, History and Commentary (Schechter Press, 2008). Beginning in 2001 and continuing through 2013, Dr. Kulp authored a commentary in English on the entire Mishnah, which served as the basis for the Mishnah Yomit project. In 2013 Dr. Kulp began the Daf Shevui program, the study of one daf of Talmud per week and has so far completed a commentary on Tractates Sukkah and Megillah and has begun work on Tractate Ketubot. Dr. Kulp was raised in Margate, New Jersey, where his family was active in the Conservative Movement. He spent his summers at Camp Ramah in the Poconos, Camp Ramah in Canada and for the last ten summers, he has served as the scholar-in-residence at Camp Ramah in New England. Dr. Kulp made aliyah in 1994 and currently lives in Modiin with his wife, Julie Zuckerman, and their four children. In his spare time, he is an avid triathlete and runner and has completed three Ironmans.
Shoshana Cohen teaches Talmud, Gender and Judaism and Midrash at the Conservative Yeshiva. She was a fellow at the Hartman Institute’s Seder Nashim Beit Midrash for Gender and Judaism where she also completed the Melamdim Educator’s program. Shoshana is a graduate student at Hebrew University in Ancient Jewish History, with a BA from Brandeis University in Judaic Studies. She has also studied Talmud at Midreshet Lindenbaum and is a graduate of Matan’s Advanced Talmud Institute. She was on the faculty of Yeshivat Hadar in its early years and through CY serves as a scholar in residence on behalf of United Synagogue in congregations around the US. Shoshana is also the founder of Yeshivat Talpiot, an egalitarian yeshiva in Jerusalem for Israelis.
Rabbi Daniel C. Goldfarb is a graduate of Harvard College and Columbia Law School and received his M.H.L. and Rabbinic Ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary. He worked for 25 years as an attorney for Israel’s Ministries of Justice and Finance and in private practice in Jerusalem before joining the Yeshiva in 2000. Rabbi Goldfarb teaches Liturgy and Pirkei Avot. Rabbi Goldfarb served as director of the Yeshiva from 2000-2013.
Vered Hollander-Goldfarb received her M.A. in Judaic Studies and Tanach from the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Yeshiva University and studied at Bar-Ilan University and the Jewish Theological Seminary. Before making aliyah, she taught at Ramaz School and Stern College in New York. She teaches Tanach and Medieval Commentators.
Esther Israel-Vleeschouwer studied in Women’s Yeshivot in Jerusalem and at the Hebrew University and has a B.Ed and a teaching Degree in Open/Democratic Education, a degree in Bible and Torah She-B’al Peh from Michlelet Bruria, and a Master’s in Bible from the Hebrew University. She teaches Talmud.
Rabbi Joel Roth, Rosh Yeshiva Emeritus, is Louis Finkelstein Professor of Talmud and Jewish Law at the Jewish Theological Seminary. Rabbi Roth formerly served as Dean of the Rabbinical School at JTS and Chair of the Rabbinical Assembly’s Committee on Jewish Law and Standards. He gives shiurim during his frequent visits to Israel.
Rabbi Edward Romm, Yeshiva Registrar, received his M.A. and Rabbinic Ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary. He is Director of Education and the Center on Campus program of the Fuchsberg Center for Conservative Judaism. He coordinates the Parshat Hashavua series.
Dr. Shaiya Rothberg received his doctorate in Jewish Thought from the Hebrew University and his B.A. in Jewish Philosophy and Talmud from Bar Ilan University. Shaiya has also learned in the Conservative Yeshiva Kollel since it began, and earlier on at Machon Meir, Machon Pardes, Hamachon Hagavoah Letorah (Bar-Ilan’s yeshiva) and Machon Hartman. He teaches Theology, Kabbalah and Written and Oral Torah from Midrash to the Middle Ages. You can find some of Shaiya’s theology and interpretation at info.humanrightstorah.org.
Rabbi Dr. Pesach Schindler, Rosh HaYeshiva Emeritus, received rabbinic ordination from Rav Elimelech Bar-Shaul, Chief Rabbi of Rechovot, and a Ph.D. in Jewish History and Philosophy from New York University. He is Assistant Professor of Talmud and Rabbinic Studies in the Rothberg International School at Hebrew University and a Senior Faculty member of the International School of Yad Vashem (Theology and Rabbinic Studies). He served as the director of the United Synagogue’s Fuchsberg Center for twenty-five years and has been teaching his “A Page of Talmud” at the Fuchsberg Center’s Oded Program since 1973. He teaches Hasidut in the Fall semester at the Yeshiva.
Rabbi Mordechai Silverstein received Rabbinic Ordination from both the Jewish Theological Seminary of America and Yeshiva University. He is a Ph.D. candidate in Talmud at Hebrew University. He teaches Advanced Poskim, Talmud, Midrash and Advanced Midrash.
Nitza Shalitin, the Yeshiva’s Ulpan director, has taught Hebrew to overseas students at the Hebrew University One Year Program, the Melton Educators Program and Mechina program, and at Hebrew Union College. She teaches Hebrew and coordinates the Yeshiva’s Ulpan programs.
Meira Stern-Glick has many years of experience in teaching Hebrew as a second language in Ulpanim and Hebrew classes at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and in online teaching. Meira received her bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem in Arabic language and literature, and pursued her MA in Hebrew Language at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She teaches Ulpan.
Rabbi Shlomo Zacharow received his MA and Rabbinic ordination from the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem. Shlomo is the mesadder gittin (adjudicator of religious divorce) for the Masorti Movement in Israel and is certified as mashgiah kashrut and shohet l’ofot (ritual slaughterer). In addition, he is on the faculty of the Schechter Rabbinical Seminary and mentors Rabbis via Masorti Olami. Previously he served as the Rabbi of Congregation Shevet Achim in Gilo. He teaches Biblical Hebrew, Halakha (Jewish Law) and Pos’kim (The Development of Jewish Law).