Herzog Global Leadership

Reuven Spolter

Rabbi Dr. Yehuda Brandes

President of Herzog College

Amihai Bannett

Amihai Bannett

CEO of Herzog Global 

Limor Riskin

Limor Riskin

Educational Project Manager

Herzog Global Team

The Herzog Global team combines decades of pedagogical and curricular development experience with cutting-edge technical expertise and innovative ideas.

Nataly Nabitovsky

Nataly Nabitovsky

Director, Russian language “Rimonim” Jewish Studies Teacher Training Program

I enjoy developing innovative educational projects and initiatives to strengthen Jewish identity.

Reuven Spolter

Rabbi Reuven Spolter

Educational Programming & Professional Development Coordinator

I have a passion for combining the depth and wisdom of Torah with the power and impact of technology.

Rabbi Dr. Shalom Berger

Rabbi Shalom Z. Berger

Director of English Language Programming

By building dynamic partnerships in Jewish education, I believe we can give successful role models a platform to share inspiring methodologies and content.

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Miriam Moyal

Director of Technical Pedagogy

I love to use innovative pedagogy and new educational technology to make Judaic Studies classes more exciting.

shmuel kornblit

Rabbi Shmuel Kornblit

Director of Spanish-Language Programs

I am dedicated to sharing educational materials about Judaism and Israel in Spanish with teachers from Latin America.

Sharoni Rosner

Sharoni Rosner

Director, “Tanakh Is Our Story” Program

My ambition is to share knowledge and a personal connection to Judaism with youth and adults around the world.

MIRIAM

Rabbi Dr. Yehuda Brandes

President of Herzog College

Rabbi Dr. Yehuda Brandes is the President of Herzog College, former principal of the Himmelfarb High School, head of Beit Morasha, and one of the founders of the Ma’ale Film School in Jerusalem.  He is the author of many books and articles on Talmud, Tanakh, Jewish law, education, and Jewish philosophy, mostly published in Hebrew. In his books and in many of his articles, he examines the connection between law and legend in the Talmud, exposing both the philosophical aspects of religious law and practical aspects of the Talmudic legends. He is Chairman of Hemed, Israel’s State Religious Education Authority, and chairs the national plenum of Bnei Akiva Israel.

Amihai Bannett

CEO of Herzog Global 

Amihai joined Herzog College from the Jewish Agency for Israel, where he ran the International Chidon HaTanach competition. He is a graduate of the Herzog College B.Ed. program and has a Masters’ degree in Education Administration from Loyola University in Chicago. Amihai served for four years as an emissary (shaliach) of the Jewish Agency in Winnipeg, Canada, including two years as principal of the Jewish day school. He now lives in Bet Shemesh with his wife and four children. Follow him on Twitter at @IsraelConnect

Email: amihaib@herzog.ac.il

Amihai Bannett
Limor Riskin

Limor Riskin

Educational Project Manager

Limor directs the Herzog-UnitEd Heads of School Fellowship, and manages a number of pedagogy projects designed to encourage innovative and relevant education in Jewish schools around the world. She was formerly the Director of Pedagogy at UnitEd, and previously head of educational innovation for the Jerusalem Municipality. She developed and implemented programs that provided the heads of schools and teachers in schools in both East and West Jerusalem with the tools they needed to implement innovative curricula, teacher training programs and pedagogies. She was also a consultant for change processes in different municipalities around Israel, and worked for the European Schoolnet organization as an ambassador of change to Israel’s Ministry of Education.

Limor grew up in Canada, attended high school in Dublin, Ireland, and has a BA in Special Education and an MA in Educational Technology. She is married to Yoni and lives in Efrat with their six children.

Rabbi Shmuel Kornblit

Director of Spanish-Language Programs

Shmuel was born in Argentina and moved to Israel, where he graduated from the Yeshiva of Kibbutz HaDati in Ein Tzurim. He has a degree in Tanakh from Bar Ilan University and a teaching certificate in Talmud and Oral Law. Shmuel also learned in Beit Morasha and the Straus-Amiel | Beren Amiel Institute, and he is currently studying for his PhD in Judaic Studies.

20 years ago, Shmuel established the Masua organization to work with young Jews from Latin America. He started out with a Spanish-language website to share educational materials about Judaism and Israel. This led him to partner with Herzog College to create the websitewww.tanaj.org, starting with compiling the first full Spanish translation of the Tanakh (Jewish Bible), and adding maps, commentaries, articles, podcasts and movies.

Email: shmuelko@herzog.ac.il

MIRIAM
Natali

Nataly Nabitovsky

Director, Russian language “Rimonim” Jewish Studies Teacher Training Program

Nataly earned her BA degree in Sociology & Anthropology from Tel Aviv University and has over 20 years of experience of managing educational projects around the world. From 2014-2019 she worked as a senior emissary of the Jewish Agency in the Ukraine, including dealing with many challenges associated with the war. As an educator, she is engaged in developing innovative educational projects and initiatives to strengthen Jewish identity.

Nataly loves to communicate her extensive knowledge of education and Jewish culture in creative and engaging ways to diverse audiences. Through her experience of establishing new projects, she understands the added value of educational entrepreneurship in strengthening the connections between Jewish tradition and identity.

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.

Email: szberger@herzog.ac.il

Rabbi Dr. Shalom Berger
Reuven Spolter

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. 

Reuven 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.

Email: rspolter@herzog.ac.il 

Miriam Moyal

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.

Email: mmoyal@herzog.ac.il 

MIRIAM
Zimrat Naim

Sharoni Rosner

Director, “Tanakh Is Our Story” Program

Sharoni works in Herzog College’s Tanakh & Educational Pedagogy department. She received her first and second degrees in Oral Law from Bar Ilan University, together with her teaching certificate. She has taught both students and teachers in different educational frameworks over the years, both in-person and online. This included managing the Veshinantam international education program created by Rabbi Dr. Pinchas Hayman. Sharoni has also written and produced various curriculum materials, including the Torah Sheli program used in French Jewish schools.

Sharoni is married with 4 children and lives in Elazar, and she creates her own content for her YouTube channel @torahscholars. You are welcome to visit!

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