Dr. Stephen Hazan Arnoff
Executive Director, Fuchsberg Jerusalem Center
Dr. Arnoff earned a doctorate in Midrash and Scriptural Interpretation from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America as a Wexner Graduate Fellow and has been a Tikvah Scholar at the New York University School of Law, a Mandel Jerusalem Fellow at the Mandel Leadership Institute, and a Revson Fellow at JTS. He lives in Jerusalem with his wife and four children.
Director of Finance, Fuchsberg Jerusalem Center
Ms. Pearl is a Certified Public Accountant in both Israel and in Canada. She has a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University in Montreal where she graduated with Great Distinction as a University Scholar. She worked in public accounting for nine years in Montreal and Israel and then joined Israel Seed Partners as Chief Financial Officer from 1998-2005. Since 2009 she has been a provider of CFO services, as well as serving as VP of Finance for El HaLev. She lives in Efrat.
Dr. Joshua Kulp
Dr. Kulp 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.
Rabbi Joel Levy
Rabbi Levy 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 Talmud and Practical Halacha.
Rabbi Andrew Shapiro Katz
Director of North American Engagement
Rabbi Katz is an alumnus of the Conservative Yeshiva and the Pardes Kollel, receiving smicha in 2004 from Rabbis Daniel Landes. He holds a B.A. in American Studies and M.A. in Educational Administration from Stanford University, and an M.B.A. from Ben Gurion University of the Negev. He lives in Beer Sheva with his wife and four children, where they co-founded the intentional pluralistic religious community, Kehilat Be'erot. He teaches pizza-making and cooking science, caters small events, and hosts a periodic pop-up restaurant.
Director of Operations
Ms. Kanter has been with the Conservative Yeshiva since 2014, serving at the Student Liaison and Communications Coordinator before becoming the Director of Operations in 2015. She has a BS in Desktop Publishing & Graphic Design from Touro College. She lives in Efrat with her husband and three children.
Eric M. Leiderman
Communications & Engagement Coordinator
Eric is joining the CY team in a special role since he is also one of our Lishmah Fellows. Hailing from Englewood, NJ, Eric is an alum of both Nativ and the CY’s Taamu program. He is also one of the co-founders of Masorti on Campus, serving since January 2015 as its Interim Executive Director. He recently graduated from Binghamton University, with a degree in Sociology and Religious Studies, and is working toward his goal of "doing Judaism" professionally, which may eventually mean rabbinical school. He is a graduate of the Abraham Joshua Heschel School in Manhattan, and is a lifelong Ramahnik, including working as part of Camp Ramah in the Berkshires' year round team. Eric has received a number of awards, including the 2015 Shoshana S. Cardin Leadership Award from the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.
Ms. Kruger recently returned to Jerusalem after spending over 20 years in Netanya, working for a book publishing company. As the wife of a rabbi, she has vast experience in community work and organizations, serving Jewish communities in the USA, South America and Israel. Her office and computer skills contribute to the administration of the Fuchsberg Center. She also administers Project Oded and the Monday Evening Forum. She holds a BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. She and her husband live in Beit KeKerem.