Bios of Shiur Contributors

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Rabbi Ron-Ami Meyers had his first taste of Torah learning under Rabbi Brovender at Yeshivat Hamivtar in 1983. His Torah study continued at Yeshiva University and at Kollelim in Eretz Yisrael, where he was ordained by Rav Ya’akov Moshe Poupko, Rav Avraham Kopschitz and the late Rav Yitzchak Kolitz, Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem, in 1989. He earned a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Winnipeg in 1983, He is also a graduate of the Sha’al Educational and Rabbinic Training Program.

Rabbi Meyers was on the faculty of Darche Noam Institutions in Jerusalem for a total of 9 years, as a rebbe of Halacha (Midreshet Rachel V’Chaya) and Gemara and Halacha rebbe at Shapell’s. From 2009-2013 he taught third to 8th grades at the Seattle Hebrew Academy, and is set to join the staff of the Northwest Yeshiva High School (Mercer Island, WA) this fall.  A veteran of online videoconferencing education under the auspices of Rabbi Brovender’s Webyeshiva.org, Rabbi Meyers launched, along with Rabbi Brovender, Rabbi Jeffrey Saks and Rabbi Yedidya Rausman, www.TorahTutors.org in the spring of 2010. In the summer of 2011, he also took on the position as Rabbi of the Sephardic Congregation Ezra Bessaroth in Seattle’s Seward Park neighborhood.

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Rabbi Ari Kahn received his rabbinic ordination from Yeshiva University’s Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary where he studied with Rabbi Yosef Dov Soloveitchik. He graduated Yeshiva University with a BA in psychology and an MS degree in Talmud.

He is Director of Foreign Student Programs at Bar-Ilan University in Israel, where he also is a senior lecturer in Jewish studies, he is also a senior lecturer at MATAN.

He is a renowned speaker, and has lectured worldwide. Having authored hundreds of articles on the weekly parsha and holidays with a readership in excess of 10,000, Rabbi Kahn is also the author of Explorations, an in-depth analysis of the weekly Torah reading, and Emanations, an in-depth analysis of the Jewish holidays. A new series – “Echoes of Eden” is currently in progress. This is a projected 5 volume set to be published by the OU and Gefen Publishing. The first three volumes are in print and the fourth is in production.

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Rabbi Joshua Yuter was ordained in 2003 from Yeshiva University’s Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. He also holds a B.A. in Computer Science from Yeshiva University, an M.A. in Talmudic Studies from Yeshiva University, and Master’s Degree in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago. Rabbi Yuter is also an alum of Yeshivat Har Etzion. He is currently the rabbi of The Stanton St. Shul on New York’s historic Lower East Side

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Rabbi Reuven Spolter is the director of student recruitment and teaches Jewish studies at the Orot College of Education in Elkana, Israel. He also coordinates Israel Immersion programming for the kollel fellows at Yeshiva University’s Gruss Kollel in Jerusalem. Rabbi Spolter also teaches a weekly shiur in Parshat Hashavua to Women (available online here) at his home in Yad Binyamin, Israel.
Rabbi Spolter served as the rabbi of the Young Israel of Oak Park in Oak Park, MI from 2001 to 2008, and was rabbi of Congregation Agudas Achim in West Harford, CT from 1998 to 2001.

Rabbi Dr. Harvey Belovskibelovski is rabbi of Golders Green Synagogue.A graduate in mathematicsfromUniversity College, Oxford,he gained semicha from Gateshead Yeshiva and subsequently earned a PhD in hermeneutics from Birkbeck, University of London. A sought-after speaker, broadcaster and experienced counsellor, he is the principal of Rimon Jewish Primary School, a teaching and research fellow at LSJS, the rabbinic mentor of Chaplaincy ,a lecturer at the JLE, the rabbi of PaL, the rabbi of Kisharon, the rosh of theThe Midrasha for women, and a faculty member at the Montefiore College Semicha course. Rabbi Belovski is the author of three books and maintainsthe popular website http://www.rabbibelovski.co.uk .

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Rabbi Jonathan Shulman is the Director of the Orthodox Union’s Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus at the University of Pennsylvania and the Orthodox Rabbi of Penn Hillel.

He received his BA in Foreign Affairs from The University of Virginia, and, during his studies at Yeshivat Mir, he received his rabbinic ordination from Rabbi Shear-Yashuv Cohen, Chief Rabbi of Haifa and Zalman Nehemia Goldberg. He is currently a member of the Rabbinical Council of America (RCA). Prior to working for the OU at Penn, Rabbi Shulman served as the director for the Overseas Learning Program at the Afikim Jewish Center at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He has held teaching positions at Yeshivat Shvilei Hatorah and Yeshivat Torat Chayim in Jerusalem.

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Rabbi Anthony Manning has an MA in Law from Oxford University and was a successful commercial lawyer and lecturer in London. He moved to Israel in 2002 in order to pursue a rabbinic career; he studied at the Jerusalem Kollel and received Semicha from Rabbi Zalman Nechemya Goldberg and Rabbi Yitzchok Berkovitz.

He is Director of the Pathways Israel program (www.pathwaysisrael.org) for Darche Noam (www.darchenoam.org)

Rabbi Manning also lectures at the Women’s Learning Initiative program at the Lander Institute’s Jerusalem Academic Center, and gives guest lectures for the Emunah National Religious Women’s Organization.

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Rabbi David Sedley lives in Nof Zion with his wife and children. He learns in http://www.hashkafacircle.com, teaches and tutors and continues writing, translating and editing books. He also gives a shiur on webyeshiva.org.

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