Who We Are
Faculty and Staff

Meet Hadar’s Faculty and Staff. Click on the photos to learn more about them or to contact them directly.

You can read op-eds written by our faculty here, and see the best of their classes here.



Rabbi Tali Adler



Yitzhak Bronstein

Director of Maimonides Moot Court Competition


Rabbi Irving (Yitz) Greenberg

 President of JJGI and Senior Scholar in Residence

Rabbi Shai Held

President and Dean

Rabbi Avital Hochstein

President of Hadar in Israel

Rabbi Elie Kaunfer

President and CEO

Rabbi Avi Killip

VP of Strategy and Programs

Rabbi Aviva Richman

Rosh Yeshiva

Rabbi Avi Strausberg

Director of National Learning Initiatives

Rabbi Ethan Tucker

President and Rosh Yeshiva

Dena Weiss

Rosh Beit Midrash and Director of Fellowship Programs

Rising Song Institute

Joey Weisenberg

Founder and Director

Deborah Sacks Mintz

Community Singing Consultant

Rebekka Goldsmith

Community Program and Development Lead and Vocal Arts Consultant

Josh Fleet

Operations and Communications Manager

Pedagogy of Partnership

Orit Kent

Dr. Orit Kent

Co-founder and Director

Allison Cook

Allison Cook

Co-founder and Director

Michal Blech

Michal Blech

Administrator and Operations Coordinator

Programming and Operations

Esther Bedolla

Associate Director of Operations and Programming

Iliana Brodsky

Operations and Facilities Coordinator and Acting Executive Assistant

Micaela Frank

Digital Marketing Associate

Ariel Gorsky

Director of Communications & Associate Director of Institutional Advancement

Allie Conn Kanter

Director of Engagement and Director of Project Zug


Chana Kupetz

Children’s and Families Program Manager

Mordy Labaton

Director of Programs

Ilana Mantell

Director of Strategic Partnerships

Daniela Nagar

Engagement Associate

Elise Rose

Program Manager

Jeffrey Stein

Director of Institutional Advancement

Jeremy Tabick

Content Manager


Elisheva Urbas

Director of Content

Hadar in Israel

Rabbi Nadav Berger

Rosh Beit Midrash

Rabbi Avital Hochstein

President of Hadar in Israel

Shai Wolf

Alumni Coordinator

Rabbi Idit Mevorach Shaag

Data Coordinator

Neria Shapira

Director of Strategy and Finance

Ma'ayan Porat

Program Manager

Ruti Gvaryahu

Executive Assistant


Photo credit: Shulie Seidler-Feller, Jonathan Heisler, and Trent Campbell