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

Executive Vice President

Rabbi Avi Strausberg

Director of National Learning Initiatives

Rabbi Ethan Tucker

President and Rosh Yeshiva

Rabbi Miriam-Simma Walfish

Faculty and Senior Coach for Pedagogy of Partnership

Dena Weiss

Rosh Beit Midrash/Senior Faculty

Rising Song Institute

Joey Weisenberg

Founder and Director

Deborah Sacks Mintz

Community Singing Consultant

Rabbi Yosef Goldman

Rabbi Yosef Goldman

Senior Advisor

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

Lauren Luger

Lauren Luger

Operations and Communications Manager

Rabbi Miriam-Simma Walfish

Faculty and Senior Coach for Pedagogy of Partnership

Programming and Operations

Aliza Abolafia

Project Zug User Coordinator

Esther Bedolla

Associate Director of Operations

Mara Braunfeld

Director of Children and Families

Julia Chatinover

Conferences and Cohorts Manager

Micaela Frank

Digital Marketing Associate

Effy Unterman

Sara Goldberger

Executive Assistant to Rabbi Yitz Greenberg

Ariel Gorsky

Director of Operations

Effy Unterman

Sam Greenberg

Director of Communications

Allie Conn Kanter

Director of Engagement

Ari Katzman-Jacobson

Program Operations Associate

Rebecca Kerzner

Digital Media Associate

Chana Kupetz

Children and Families Program Manager

Mordy Labaton

Director of Programs

Shoshie Lockshin

Devash Editor

Ilana Mantell

Director of Strategic Partnerships

Ronit Morris

Institutional Advancement Associate

Elise Rose

Program Manager

Haley Schulman

Director of Project Zug

Jeffrey Stein

Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Finance

Miriam Steinberg-Egeth

Strategic Manager

Jeremy Tabick

Content Manager

Effy Unterman

Rabbi Effy Unterman

Director of Content

Elisheva Urbas

Editorial Director

Hadar in Israel

Rafi Barkan Bocarsly

Alumni Coordinator

Rabbi Nadav Berger

Rosh Beit Midrash

Eliana Gamulka

Program Coordinator

Ruti Gvaryahu

Executive Assistant

Rabbi Avital Hochstein

President of Hadar in Israel

Neria Shapira

Director of Strategy and Finance


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