Rabbanit Sally Mayer serves as Rosh Midrasha at Midreshet Lindenbaum’s Overseas Program, as well as teaching Talmud, Halakha, Parsha and Jewish Philosophy at the midrasha. She has worked as an editor for the new Koren translation of the Talmud. Before moving to Israel with her family, Sally was a member of the core faculty that built Ma'ayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls in Teaneck, NJ, where she chaired the Talmud Department and directed Israel Guidance. She has served as Education Director at The Jewish Center on Manhattan’s Upper West Side and lectures in communities in the United States and Israel. A Midreshet Lindenbaum alumna, Sally holds a BA from Stern College, an MA in Medieval Jewish History from Yeshiva University, and studied at Drisha Institute in the Scholars Circle Program. She lives in Neve Daniel with her husband and their six children.
Nomi Berman is a “product” of Midreshet Lindenbaum, having studied in the Midrasha’s Shana Aleph, Shana Bet, and Bruria Scholars Program. In between her studies at Lindenbaum, Nomi completed her B.A. at Stern College and studied in the Talmud department at Bar Ilan University. She and her husband Todd served for four years as the first Av and Eim Bayit in Lindenbaum’s current facilities. As a team, Nomi and Todd also pioneered the Jewish Learning Initiative, a program co-sponsored by the OU and Hillel which brings “Rabbinic couples” to university campuses. They served as the first JLI couple at Brandeis University before returning to their current home in Efrat, where they live with their eight children.
Rav Brown is a graduate of the Hesder Yeshiva Har Etzion where he learned for 7 years. He received semicha at that time from the rabbanut. He is also a graduate of The Yaakov Herzog Teachers' Insitute. Rav Brown has been working in Midreshet Lindenbaum since 1986, in various positions such as Ram of Talmud, Tanach and Halacha, Av Bayit and director of the Israeli program.
Rav David Brofsky teaches Gemara and Halacha. He holds a B.A and M.A in Medieval Jewish History from Yeshiva University. He learned and taught at Yeshivat Har Etzion, and received smicha from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel. He writes a Halacha shiur for the Yeshivat Har Etzion Virtual Beit Midrash, and is the author of "Hilchot Tefilla: A Comprehensive Guide to the Laws of Daily Prayer (KTAV/OU Press/Yeshivat Har Etzion), and Hilkhot Moadim: Understanding the Laws of Festivals (Maggid/Yeshivat Har Etzion). He lives in Alon Shevut with his wife Mali, and four children.
Ms. Dena Freundlich is a Gemara Ram and also teaches Women in Jewish Law. She made Aliyah in the summer of 2010 from Teaneck, NJ, where she served as Talmud Department Chair at Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls. She holds a BA in Biology and Jewish Studies from Yeshiva University’s Stern College for Women, an MA in Bible from the Bernard Revel Graduate School, and was a member of the first graduating class of Yeshiva University's Graduate Program for Advanced Talmudic Studies (GPATS).
Rabbi Alex Israel teaches Tanakh at Yeshivat Eretz Hatzvi and Matan, and is Director of Community Education at the Pardes Institute.
Born and raised in London, Rabbi Israel moved to Israel in 1991 and gained rabbinic ordination from the Israeli Chief Rabbinate following several years of study at Yeshivat Har Etzion. Rabbi Israel holds degrees from London School of Economics, the Institute of Education, London, and Bar Ilan University.
His first book "I Kings - Torn in Two" was published in 2013. See his shiurim and his weekly "Parsha Discussion" at www.alexisrael.org. Rabbi Israel has lectured widely at campuses and communities on three continents.
Rav Kaplan has a B.A. from the University of British Columbia and Semicha from the Jerusalem Rabbinate. He has been teaching in Midreshet Lindenbaum since its opening in 1976. In addition to teaching a regular Talmud shiur, Rav Kaplan teaches a class in Faith and Commitment, a shiur in Aggada to Shana Bet students, and a shiur in Chassidic philosophy in the Israeli program. As Mashgiach Ruchani he has added responsibilites for the personal and religious development of Lindenbaum students. He has taught in Yeshivat Ha-Mivtar and Yeshivat Shaarei Mevasseret and women’s schools in Jerusalem. Born in Vancouver Canada, Rav Kaplan has lived in Israel since 1972.
He is married with five children. He and his wife Menucha live in Har Nof , Jerusalem.
Rav Shmuel Klitsner has taught Talmud, Biblical Exegesis, and Philosophy of Halacha at Midreshet Lindenbaum since 1987. A student of the late Prof. Nechama Leibowitz, he has also served as Head of Jewish Studies at Emunah's School for Torah and the Arts, lectured extensively at the London School of Jewish Studies, and is the author of the two volume novel The Lost Children of Tarshish as well as a book of Biblical readings: Wrestling Jacob - Deception, Identity and Freudian Slips in Genesis. His film credits include the award winning Chanukah animation - "Lights".
Rav Menachem Leibtag is one of the pioneers of Torah education via the Internet. His weekly essays on Parshat Ha'shavua, read by literally thousands of subscribers world wide, introduce a vibrant analytical approach to thematic study of the Bible and reflect over twenty years of experience as a student and teacher at Yeshivat Har Etzion in Israel. He was the founder of the Yeshiva's Virtual Bet Midrash and more recently founded the Tanach Study Center, which contains a full archive of his lectures in various formats. In addition to his educational responsibilities at Har Etzion, Rav Leibtag also lectures at Yeshivat Shaalvim, Yeshivat ha'Kotel, Midreshet Lindenbaum, and Orot College for Women. He has delivered lectures and teacher workshops extensively in Israel and the Diaspora.
Rav Yoni Rosensweig is a community Rabbi of the Netzach Menashe community in Beit Shemesh, and the author of several books. He also teaches Halacha, Gemara and Machshava at Midreshet Lindenbaum. Between the years 2006-2009 he served as Rosh Kollel of the Mizrachi community in Melbourne, Australia. Upon his return, he headed Yeshivat Hamivtar for three years, and then became Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivat Shevut Yisrael in Efrat, a post which he held until 2016. Rav Yoni has Semicha from Rav nachum Eliezer Rabinovitch and from the chief rabbinate, a Bachelors of education, and a Bachelors in philosophy and history.
Tamar Ross has been associated with Midreshet Lindenbaum since its inception (as Michlelet Bruria) in 1976. She is also Professor Emerita of the Department of Jewish philosophy at Bar Ilan University, and has taught in many academic and religious settings in Israel, the United States, England and South Africa
Her published works cover a wide range of topics relating to Jewish thought, theology and the philosophy of halakha, including a book entitled Expanding the Palace of Torah: Orthodoxy and Feminism.
She was selected by the Israeli government as torch-bearer in the Independence Day ceremony of 2013 for her contribution to the revolution in Jewish women's learning.
Rav Ari Shvat served for many years as Rosh Midrasha and director of both overseas and Israeli programs at the Michlelet Orot Israel College in Elkana and at Midreshet Harova in Jerusalem. Raised in Riverdale, NY, he took the Hesder program at the Ohr Etzion and Kiryat Arba yeshivot, where he received smicha and served as a sergeant in Tzahal.
Rav Ari is a popular international lecturer, and has published more than 60 halachic and ideological articles in leading Torah journals. He holds a B.A in Tanach from Michlelet Ya'akov Herzog and an M.A in Jewish History and Talmud from lander College in Israel. He enjoys utilizing his music as an educational medium and has produced two albums of original compositions.
Rav Shvat lives in Kochav Hashachar with his wife Tzvia and their seven children
Davina Wanderer-Kriel, herself a Midreshet Lindenbaum alumna, teaches Jewish Philosophy and in the past, Women and Halacha. Davina received her BA in History from UCL and an MA in Jewish Philosophy from Bar Ilan. When not at ML, she teaches at two Jerusalem High Schools. Davina made aliya from the UK eighteen years ago and lives with her family in Jerusalem. Constantly losing sleep over life's paradoxes and yet seeking happiness in the small things - Davina likes the feel of sun on her face; ReBar yoghurt shakes; being carried away by a Carlebach niggun, truly engaging with people, finding the courage to face up to change and dancing with her kids.
Rav Aharon Wexler made aliya after high school and studied in Yeshivat HaKotel. After Yeshiva, he finished his BA in Archeology and then went back to Yeshivat HaKotel for his Rabbinic Ordination. Rav Wexler went on to earn an MA in Jewish History and is now completing a Doctorate in Jewish Philosophy. Rav Wexler teaches in many post-high school Yeshiva programs and during the summers leads Birthright-Israel tours, and other educational touring programs.
Ora Ziring has run the Women’s Beit Midrash of Toronto, a joint venture between the YU Torah Mitzion Beit Midrash Zichron Dov, Bnei Akiva Schools and the Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus. She has also taught Torah Shebaal Peh at Ulpana Orot High School. Ora is a yoetzet halacha trained in Nishmat’s Keren Ariel program and is a graduate of York University and Yeshiva University’s Graduate Program for Advanced Talmudic Studies. She has taught at Stern College, the Bronfman Center for Jewish Life at New York University and SAR