Rabbi Ariel Erani
CEO of Herzog Global and the Bible Initiative
A long-time educator with both formal and informal teaching experience in Israel and abroad, Ariel Erani is a graduate of the Hesder Yeshiva in Karnei Shomron and holds an MA in Jewish Education, specializing in Tanakh and Oral Law.
Ariel served as a Shaliach in Toronto in multiple leadership roles: as a community leader, Rabbi and school administrator. He taught at the Community Hebrew Academy of Toronto (CHAT) and was Director of Middle School at the Netivot HaTorah Day School.
Rabbi Reuven Spolter
Educational Programming & Professional Development Coordinator
Rabbi Reuven Spolter is a graduate of Yeshiva University with an MA in Secondary Jewish Education from the Azrieli Graduate School and Rabbinic Ordination from RIETS.
He has taught formally and online to groups of all ages in communities around the world, including teaching Judaic Studies at Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy in Livingston, NJ, Hebrew High School of New England in West Hartford, CT, and Akiva Hebrew Day School in Southfield, MI.
He is also working towards a MA degree in Talmud from Bar Ilan University.
Rabbi Shalom Z. Berger, Ed.D.
Director of English Language Programming
Rabbi Shalom Z. Berger, Ed.D. is a scholar and educator whose interests range from the sociology of Jewish education to a close reading of Jewish texts.
He earned his Rabbinic ordination and Ed.D. from Yeshiva University. His doctoral dissertation, published as “Flipping Out – Myth or Fact: The Impact of the Year in Israel”, focused on the phenomenon of post-high school study in Israel.
Rabbi Berger served as the the Senior Content Editor of the Koren Talmud Bavli, and is co-editor of the H-Judaic academic discussion list.
Director of Technical Pedagogy
Miriam is Herzog College’s pedagogical innovation expert, researcher and learning technology trainer. She develops online courses and digital resources, and writes and designs online content for Herzog College’s educational programs.
She has a BA in Jewish Education and Special Education, and a Masters in Educational Technology from the Open University of Israel.
She has also worked for the Ministry of Education, training teachers in the use of the latest learning technology.
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