Nechemia Coopersmith, originally from Toronto, lives in Jerusalem with his wife and children. He is the chief editor of Aish.com, and also oversees the many educational outreach programs at Aish HaTorah in Jerusalem. He is the author of Shmooze: A Guide to Thought-Provoking Discussion on Essential Jewish Issues ? a must-have little book for anyone who loves a good question.

Senior Editor
Shraga Simmons grew up trekking through snow in Buffalo, New York, spending summers as a tour guide in Niagara Falls. He earned a degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin, and went on to serve as a reporter for newspapers and magazines, specializing in politics and entertainment. In 1994, he received rabbinic ordination from the Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem, and spent three years teaching at Aish Los Angeles. Since 1997 he has been editor of the Aish website. Shraga is also an expert on media bias relating to the Middle East conflict, was founding editor of HonestReporting.com and is the author of David & Goliath. He lives with his wife and children in the Modi'in region of Israel.

Director of Development
Jack is originally from Pittsburgh, PA. He holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, where he played varsity tennis. He has worked variously for the U.S. Air Force and in casino management in Nevada. He received rabbinic ordination in Jerusalem, and now lives in Ramat Beit Shemesh with his wife and children. Jack's responsibilities with Aish.com include fundraising, marketing and member services.

Shraga Botwinick
Director of Production
Shraga Botwinick was born in Massachusetts and raised in Long Island, New York. He earned a degree in computer science from Yeshiva University and rabbinic ordination from RIETS. He has many years of experience in Jewish education and in the world of high-tech, from Los Angeles to Israel. He currently oversees the technical side of production at Aish.com. He lives with his wife and children in Ramat Beit Shemesh.

Meir Rosenberg
Spanish Website
Meir Rosenberg was born in Costa Rica and grew up in Chile. While studying a B.A. in Industrial Engineering, he volunteered to coordinate the building of houses for underprivileged families, and spent his summers in Israel, bringing groups of Jewish college students for educational programs. After moving to Israel, Meir studied in Aish Jerusalem and at the Mir Yeshiva. He is the chief editor of AishLatino.com and also teaches in the Spanish Division of Aish HaTorah. He lives in Jerusalem with his wife and children.

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Rabbi Ken Spiro
Rabbi Dr. Abraham J. Twerski
Rebbetzin Feige Twerski
Rabbi Berel Wein
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Founder, Aish HaTorah International
In 1974, Rabbi Weinberg started Aish HaTorah in Jerusalem with the goal of helping Jews around the world connect to the beauty and wisdom of their heritage. The organization has since grown exponentially, due to Rabbi Weinberg's ability to empower young people to take responsibility for the Jewish future. His vision and support were responsible for many of the best ideas on Aish.com. Rabbi Weinberg passed away in February 2009 following a battle with cancer. He left behind over 100 descendents, and many thousands of bereaved students.

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