Rabbi Pinchas Allouche
Rabbi Pinchas Allouche is a well-recognized rabbinic figure and a sought-after lecturer and author of many essays and writings on the Jewish faith, mysticism, and social analysis. He was born in Toulouse, France and grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa and Jerusalem, Israel. His travels have also taken him to Geneva, Switzerland where he provided Jewish Learning Opportunities and activities to adults and youth alike, and to Milano, Italy where he received his rabbinic ordination. Rabbi Allouche is currently the spiritual leader of Congregation Beth Tefillah in Scottsdale, AZ, and is a highly respected and tremendously involved member of the Jewish community of Greater Phoenix. Rabbi Allouche is also member of the Vaad Harabanim, Arizona’s Orthodox Rabbinic Council.
Rabbi Amechaye Even-Israel
Rabbi Amechaye Even-Israel was born and educated in Jerusalem. He began his rabbinic work in Brazil in 2001 and has since taught chassidut and halakha in several yeshivot, including Tekoa Yeshiva in Jerusalem, where he specializes in teaching Tanya. Rabbi Amechaye is deeply involved with the Mishna project at the Steinsaltz Center, was an editor of the book My Rebbe by Rabbi Steinsaltz, and consults on several other works currently by Rabbi Steinsaltz currently under production. He lives in Jerusalem with his wife Chava and their 8 children.
Rabbi Meni Even-Israel
Rabbi Meni Even-Israel was born in Jerusalem. He was ordained by Israel’s Chief Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu and served as a Campus Rabbi for several years in the United States. He currently serves as the Executive Director of the Steinsaltz Center in Jerusalem, overseeing Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz’s institutions worldwide. He is responsible for the completion of the English and French editions of the Steinsaltz Talmud, and most recently the publication of the Steinsaltz Tanakh. He lives in Jerusalem with his wife, Liza, and their four children.
Dara Horn is the author of the novels In the Image, The World to Come, All Other Nights, A Guide for the Perplexed, and most recently Eternal Life. One of Granta Magazine’s “Best Young American Novelists” and the recipient of two National Jewish Book Awards, Horn is also a scholar of Yiddish and Hebrew literature. She has taught these subjects at Harvard University, Sarah Lawrence College and the City University of New York, and has lectured at over 200 universities and cultural institutions throughout North America, Australia and Israel.
Arthur Kurzweil is a writer, publisher, teacher and magician. He is the author of several books including On the Road with Rabbi Steinsaltz and From Generation to Generation: How to Trace your Jewish Family History. Arthur received a lifetime achievement award from the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies for his groundbreaking work in the field. His textbook, My Generations: A Course in Jewish Family History, has been used in synagogue schools for almost 35 years.