RABBI KEN SPIRO
Rabbi Ken Spiro, originally from New Rochelle, NY, graduated from Vassar College with a BA in Russian Language and Literature, and did graduate studies at the Pushkin Institute in Moscow. He has rabbinic ordination from Aish HaTorah in Jerusalem and a Masters Degree in History. Rabbi Spiro is also a licensed tour guide by the Israel Ministry of Tourism. He has appeared on numerous broadcast programs including BBC, the National Geographic Channel and The History Channel. He is the author of two acclaimed books, A Crash Course in Jewish History, and WorldPerfect.
DR. GERALD SCHROEDER
Dr. Gerald Schroeder earned his BSc, MSc and double-Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics and Earth and Planetary Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he taught physics for seven years. While a consultant at the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, he participated in the formulation of nuclear non-proliferation treaties with the former Soviet Union and witnessed the testing of six atomic bombs. He has served as a consultant to various governments worldwide and has been published in Time, Newsweek and Scientific American. He is the author of Genesis and the Big Bang, the discovery of harmony between modern science and the Bible, now in seven languages. He is also the author of The Science of God and The Hidden Face of God. Dr. Schroeder is a lecturer at Aish Jerusalem for the Discovery Seminar, Essentials program, Jerusalem Fellowships, and Executive Learning Center – focusing on the topics of evolution, cosmology, and age of the universe.
MRS. CHANA SILVER
Mrs. Chana Silver, who hails from Memphis, Tennessee, is a popular teacher of varied subjects at several seminaries in Jerusalem, as well as a lecturer for Aish Hatorah's Discovery Programs and Ner L'elef Kiruv Training. Mrs. Silver is the head tour leader for Legacy / Nesivos trips to Poland and Eastern Europe and she is a crises intervention counselor. She is the site manager/coordinator as well as the author of the column 'Dear Chana' on the site www.jemsem.org .She is a dating mentor to many of her former students as well as a marriage adviser to couples. Mrs.Silver lives in Jerusalem with her husband and children.
RABBI ELIYAHU ELLIS
Rabbi Eliyahu Ellis studied biology at Northern Illinois University. In addition, he spent time as a deep-sea diver in the oil fields in the North Sea between Scotland and Norway, and has circumnavigated the seas of the world in a sailboat. Rabbi Ellis received rabbinic ordination from Aish HaTorah where he is a senior lecturer at the Discovery and Essentials programs.
RABBI RAFAEL SAIT
In addition to a vast experience as a Jewish educator, Rabbi Rafael Sait has a prior career as a fine arts dealer – marketing, selling and trading fine art including original oils, lithographs and serigraphs of such artists as Dali, Picasso, Chagall and Norman Rockwell. Currently Rabbi Sait is a lecturer at Aish HaTorah's Discovery Seminar.
RABBI ZAVE RUDMAN
Rabbi Zave Rudman was raised and educated in New York City. He has 25 years of experience teaching Torah topics, and recently published a new edition of Sfas Emes – a classic work of chassidic thought – with his own footnotes and commentary. He lives in Jerusalem with wife, children and four grandchildren down the block.
RABBI AARON NECKAMEYER
Aaron Neckameyer was born and raised in Los Angeles. He Graduated with a B.S. in Marketing from Cal-State Northridge and received rabbinic ordination at Aish Jerusalem, where he currently lectures for the Discovery and Beis Medrash Programs.