Participants Directory

A list of “Looking at Zion” participants in Alphabetical order.

A –  B  – C  – D  – E  – F  – G  – H  – I  – J  – K  –  L  – M  – N  – O  –

 P  – Q  – R  – S  – T  – U  – V  – W  – X  – Y  – Z


 

A

Abigail Kelman, Managing Partner at the Law Offices of Abigail Kelman LC.

Alan Bolchover, London.

Alan D. Abbey, Media and Internet Director, Shalom Hartman Institute.

Alan Goldsmith, Temple Administrator, NYC.

Alan J. Grossman, Director of Marketing and Communications, American Friends of Bar-Ilan University, New Jersey.

Alan Scopp, Pro-Israel Activist, Vienna.

Albert Kaplan, Former stockbroker, animals rights activist, anti-abortion activist, anti-vivisection activist.

Alejandro Wajner, Chairman of the Jewish Community in Paysandú, Uruguay.

Alex Koifman, President, RJCF, Massachusetts.

Alexandr Trostyanitsyn, The Jewish community of Lviv, Ukraine.

Aliza Silverstein, Chicago, Illinois.

András Hídvégi, Blogger, Writer, Producer, Budapest, Hungary.

Andrew Gordon-Kirsch, Master’s Degree student , New York.

Antonio Satryan, Student, President of Indiana University Hillel.

Antony Polonsky, Emeritus Professor of Holocaust Studies, Brandeis University, London.

Arek Dybel, Creative Director at POLIN, Warsaw.

Ariel Abel, Rabbi, Liverpool Old Hebrew Congregation.

Ariel Hojchman Burakoff, President of the Mexican Zionist Council.

Arinne Braverman, M.Ed. Executive Director, Northeastern Hillel.

Árpád Báró, Budapest, Hungary.

Arseniy Finberg, member of the Jewish community of Kiev, Ukraine.

Ashleigh Werner, Board of Directors, World Union of Jewish Students, Sydney, Australia.

Avi Levinson, Social Entrepreneur, Toronto.

B

Belle Jarniewski, Chair at Freeman Family Foundation Holocaust Education Centre, Winnipeg.

Ben Swartz, National Chairman of the South African Zionist Federation.

Benjamin L. Shinewald, I was born in Winnipeg, Canada. I am a lawyer/professional living in Toronto.

Bentzion Chanowitz, President at Beis Yisroel Torah Gemach, Brooklyn, New York.

Beth Dwoskin, Retired librarian, Detroit.

Bertha Mendlovic Pasol, Doctoral student, Mexico.

Binah Malka Stinnett, Project Coordinator at a Jewish Non-Profit, NYC.

C

Chaim Smulowitz, Oak Park, U.S.

Chaim Szmdt, Writer, Brooklyn.

Chana Kanzen, CEO Jewish Interactive, London.

Charley Baginsky, Rabbi, Member of the Liberal Judaism leadership, London.

Charles Bernstein, Donald T. Regan Professor of English and Comparative Literature, University of Pennsylvania.

Charles H. Manekin, Professor of Philosophy, University of Maryland.

Cheryl Greenberg, Paul E. Raether Distinguished Professor of History, Trinity College, Connecticut.

D

Dale Jeffries, Musician with a degrees in music in Boston and Paris. President of the the synagogue Kadoorie Mekor Haim (Oporto Synagogue) in the northern Portuguese city of Porto.

Dan Einhorn, Phd, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Daniel Ben Brazil, President of the Jewish student union, Brisbane, Australia.

Daniel Heiniger, Software Engineer. Born in Aarau, Switzerland, living in Zurich, Switzerland for the last 15 years.

Daniel Spiro, Senior Trial Counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice, Bethesda.

Daniela Cohen, Content Manager, Milan.

David Cameron, Board member, Jewish community, Saskatoon, Canada.

David L Kline (Born 1935), Rabbi, my father was also a Reform rabbi. Brooklyn.

David Montijas, President of Jewish Community of Pancevo, Serbia.

David Sarna, Writer and retired as CEO, New Jersey.

David A. Teutsch, Rabbi, Director, Center for Jewish Ethics and Wiener Professor of Contemporary Jewish Civilization, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College.

David M. Abouav, Executive Chairman The Univex Group, Melbourne, Australia.

David Walker, Editor of the Jewish East End Celebration Society magazine, UK.

David Weinberger, Attorney, grew up in OC CA. Now work in LA.

David Werdiger, Tech Entrepreneur, author, public speaker, and advisor. Lives in Melbourne, Australia.

Darío Feiguin, Rabbi, Congregation B’nei Israel, Costa Rica.

Debra Polsky, Executive Director, Dallas Jewish Historical Society.

Dennis M. Kirschbaum, Executive Director, Hillel at University of Rochester.

E

Edwin R. Frankel, Owner of Thrive Jewishly and Frankel Fine Food, Ohio.

Elina Feldman, The Jewish Society, University of Bath.

Elizabeth Goldman, Senior at Northeastern University.

Ellen Greenspan, Rabbi, Montreal.

Ephraim Isaac, Professor, World known Scholar of ancient Semitic Languages & Civilization, Princeton, NJ.

Eric M. Lankin, Phd, Rabbi, Executive Director at ELEM.

Ezra Cohen, Executive Director of Shevet Ahim Congregation, Panama.

F

G

Gary Shternfeld, Banker, Sydney, Australia.

Gina Roitman, Short story Writer and Biographer, Saint-Colomban, Canada.

Gloria Z. Greenfield, President, Doc Emet Productions, Knoxville.

Gordon Fuller, Columbia, Maryland. I’m a “wandering” Jew who is originally from Detroit and found a career as a Jewish communal servant in many different settings.

Guershon Nduwa, President of the Black Jewish community in Europe and Africa, Paris.

H

Hannah Spiro, Student, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Pennsylvania.

Harry Levy, The Jewish Community of Dakar, Senegal.

Hasia Diner, Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies and History, New York University.

Helene Maimann, Phd, Historian, Filmmaker, Author, Vienna, Austria.

Herb Levine, Retired historian, Journalist and Editor, Tacoma, Washington.

I

Ilan Zvi Baron, phd, Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of Jewish Culture, Society and Politics, Durham University.

Ira Robinson, Chair in Quebec and Canadian Jewish Studies, Concordia University, Canada.

Irven M. Resnick, Professor and Chair of Excellence, Dep. of Philosophy and Religion, University of Tennessee.

Irwin Wiener, Rabbi, Spiritual leader – Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation, National Co-Chaplain, Jewish War Veterans of the United States.

J

James Hendricks, Broker, San Francisco.

Jamie Allen Black, Director of Strategic Initiatives at Big Tent Judaism, NYC.

Jan Greyf, Partner at Goodwin Procter LLP, NYC.

Jane Henriques, Phd, academic, filmmaker, journalist, now retired from everything except being an artist and art-teacher.

Jay Michael Ipson, Holocaust History Lecturer, Richmond, Virginia.

Jay Ruderman, President of the Ruderman Family Foundation, Boston.

Jeremy Dery, Guest Relations representative at the Dan Tel Aviv Hotel.

Jeremy Kasman, NYC, U.S.

Joan Glazer Farber, Rabbi, Co-director of ‘Hevreh’: A Community of Adult Jewish Learners.

Joannie Friedman, Producer, Baltimore.

Joel Shapiro, Businessman, NYC.

Jon Goldberg, Executive Director at The Atlantic Jewish Council, Canada.

Jonathan Arkush, President Board of Deputies of British Jews.

Jonathan Kaplan, Director of Development for the Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley.

Jonathan Sarna, Professor of American Jewish History, Brandeis University, Massachusetts.

Joseph R. Black, Sr. Rabbi at Temple Emanuel, Denver, Colorado.

Jonathan Woocher, President, Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah, New Jersey.

Joshua Rabin, Rabbi, Director of Kehilla Enrichment- The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.

Joshua Weinberg, Rabbi, President, ARZA, NY.

Judith Seid, Rabbi and Cantor Also CPA.

Julie Brook, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Justin Kerber, Rabbi,  Chaplain. I grew up in Iowa City, Iowa, now living in St. Louis, Missouri.

K

Karla Rivas Finkelstein, The executive director of the Zionist executive board of mexico.

Keith Senzer, Owner Powershift Coaching. I am a Youth Empowerment Coach, live in Merrick NY.

Kenneth Alan Grossberg, Professor, Israel.

Kerry M. Olitzky (Born 1954), Rabbi, Executive Director, Big Tent Judaism.

Kielah Tiel Barton, Working in Risk and Fraud.

L

Lauren Helfand, Alameda, CA.

Lawrence Englander, Chair of ARZENU, Toronto.

Laurence Thomas, Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Political Science at Syracuse University, New York.

Larry Moldo, Rabbi at Mount Sinai Congregation, Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Lee Wunsch, President & CEO, Jewish Federation of Greater Houston.

Leonard Dinnerstein, Professor Emeritus, University of Arizona.

Leslie Schotz, Phd, Rabbi, Doctor of Ministry, New York.

Ligeti László, President of the Jewish community of Mosonmagyaróvár, Hungary.

Ljiljana Popov, President of the JC Zrenjanin, Serbia.

Lucinda Lees, Registered Nurse. Grew up on the east coast, Bay Area since 1997.

M

Malka Young, Director of Elder and Communal services at JFS. Born in Indiana, made my life in the greater Boston area.

Marc Katz, Associate Rabbi at Congregation Beth Elohim, Park Slope Brooklyn.

Marcos Peckel, Professor, Executive Director of the Jewish Confederation of Colombia.

Marcin Maciej Grynberg, Associate Professor, Warsaw, Poland.

Marjorie N. Feld, Associate Professor of History, Babson College, Massachusetts.

Mark Bloome, human rights and peace worker, Seattle.

Mark Fox, Businessman, London.

Mark N. Schwartz, Chief Investment Officer, Los Angeles.

Martin Greenberg, CEO of ORT America, NYC.

Max Meyer, President Of the Danish Zionist Federation.

Melissa Sostrin, Judaic Instructor, Nashville.

Melvyn H. Bloom, I retired just a few weeks ago from the American Technion Society, where I served as Executive Vice President since 1985.

Michael Brener, Financial Advisor, Florida.

Michael Carasik, Bible scholar, Philadelphia.

Michael J Bass, Senior Research Fellow ISGAP, Canada.

Michael Jeser, Director of Financial Resource Development, Jewish Federation of Greater Portland.

Michael Levi, Owner and CEO at LEVI Corp, Ancona, Italy.

Michael L. Feshbach, Senior Rabbi, Temple Shalom, Chevy Chase, Maryland.

Michael Rosenzweig, Formerly president and CEO of the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, Atlanta, Georgia.

Michael Steinlauf, Professor of History, Philadelphia.

Mignon Yankelowitz, Western Cape, South Africa.

Mira Sucharov, Associate Professor of Political Science at Carleton University in Ottawa.

Mitchell Plitnick, Vice President at Foundation for Middle East Peace, Washington D.C.

Mordreck Maeresera, President of the Harare lemba Synagogue, Harare, Zimbabwe.

Moshe Pitchon, Rabbi, Professor of Jewish Philosophy and Biblical Literature, U.S.

Moshe Silberhaft, Rabbi,  CEO & Spiritual Leader, African Jewish Congress.

N

Nancy Dubin, Cantor, New York.

Neal Gold, ARZA, National Director of Content & Programming, ARZA, Massachusetts.

Neer Korn, Social researcher & director of The Korn Group, Sydney, Australia.

Neil Blumofe, Senior Rabbi, Congregation Agudas Achim, Austin, Texas.

Noa Lerner Sauerbaum, Owner at Milk & Honey Tours, Berlin, Germany.

Noreen Gordon Sablotsky, Retired, Miami.

Norman Goldstein, Retired attorney, community activist,  Chicago, Illinois, actively engaged in Jewish, pro-Israel and community social action efforts.

Nuno Wahnon Martins, Director EU Affairs European Jewish Congress, Belgium.

Nurit Brooks, Director, Melbourne, Australia.

O

P

Peter E. Weinberger, Senior Researcher, University of Maryland.

Peter Landesman, Phd, Institute of Jewish Studies, University of Vienna, Austria.

Philip J Bentley, Rabbi, life-long peace and human -rights activist, U.S.

Pinchas Eliezer Dunner, Senior Rabbi, YINBH Beverly Hills Synagogue.

Peninnah Rachel, Director, UK.

Q

R

Rachel Adler, Student, Sydney, Australia.

Rachel Bat-Or, Director at JQ International Warmline, L.A.

Rachel Friedberg, Phd, Senior Lecturer in Economics, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island.

Rachel G. Greengrass, Rabbi, Miami.

Rafi Addlestone, Senior Strategy Consultant, London.

Ralphy Jhirad, Co-chair, Friends of RAMBAM, Mumbai.

Rami Tal, Commerce and Psychology Student, Sydney, Australia.

Ranen Omer-Sherman, JHFE Endowed Professor of Jewish Studies, University of Louisville.

Rebekah Molasky, Student, Indiana University.

Regina Morantz-Sanchez, Professor of History, Univeristy of Michigan.

Renee Edelman, Rabbi, Springfield, New York.

Renée Dayán-Shabot, Executive Director, Tribuna Israelita, Mexico.

Rhonda Rosenheck, Editor and writer, Albany, NY.

Rich Levy, Director at give2gether, Buffalo, New York.

Rick Jacobs, Rabbi, President of the Union for Reform Judaism.

Rob Berg, President of the Zionist Federation of New Zealand.

Rob Eshman, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, TRIBE Media/Jewish Journal.

Robbert Baruch, Manager Public Affairs, The Hague, Netherlands.

Robin Moss, London, UK.

Ronni Strongin, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, American Associates, Ben-Gurion Uni.

Rosa van der Wieken-de Leeuw, Retired, Amsterdam.

Rufus Greenbaum, Retired, London.

S

Samuel M. Edelman, Prof. Emeritus, Executive Director at the Academic Council for Israel.

Sandy Wasserman, Consultant. I grew up in Brooklyn NY.

Saul Noah Mangel, blogger for the Times of Israel.

Sara Blatt, Retired, Austin, Texas.

Scott T. Aaron, Ph.D. Rabbi, the Executive Director of the Community Foundation for Jewish Education of the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago.

Shai Franklin, CEO of Your Global Strategy, New York.

Shaul Ussishkin, Writer, I live in NW London.

Shari L. Edelstein, Philanthropic and Nonprofit Consultant.

Sharon Miller, Retired, Austin, Texas.

Shira Sebban, writer and editor; long-time board member of Emanuel School, an egalitarian and pluralistic Jewish day school.

Shlomo Levine, Real Estate Broker, NYC.

Shylee Dagani, Student and Litigation Paralegal, Sydney, Australia.

Silvia Haia Antonucci, Phd, Responsible of the Historical Archives of the Jewish Community of Rome, Italy.

Simcha Butchart, Teacher and Artist, Zimbabwe.

Simon Henri Goldberg, Professor, Dakar, Senegal.

Shlomo Ezagui, Rabbi, Palm Beach, Florida.

Sonia Bloomfield, Professor of Cultural Anthropology, University of Maryland.

Sophia Maler, Marketing Manager, California.

Susan Bernsen Ostrov, Boutique Owner, Highland Park, Illinois.

Susan Borison, Owner of Your Teen Magazine. Resident of Akron, Ohio.

Susan Rosenbluth, editor and publisher of The Jewish Voice and Opinion and TheJewishVoiceAndOpinion.com.

Stephen Horblitt, Retired, former Director External Relations at Creative Associates International and also for 14 years a Legislative Director on Capitol hill.

Steven Neil Simon, Visiting Professor at Dartmouth College.

T

Tami Addlestone, Communities Manager for JNF UK, London.

Ted Farber, President at TBF Consulting, Washington D.C.

Ted Sokolsky, Sr. Strategic advisor to the Jewish Agency. Born in Toronto, I’m an active Jewish communal professional for the past 45 years.

Terry Allen Bookman, Rabbi, President of Eitzah, Miami.

Tímea Nyerges, Head of communications, Budapest, Hungary.

U

V

Vernon Kurtz, Rabbi at North Suburban Synagogue Beth El Highland Park Il.

Viktor Melamed, Public Affairs consultant, Sofia.

Vilmos Siklósi, President of the Jewish community of Zalaegerszeg, Hungary.

Vladimir Minkov, Retired Nuclear Scientist, Skokie, Illinois.

Volodymyr Mozghovyi, Acting Head of Ukrainian Youth Association, Kiev, Ukraine.

W

William Bietsch, Born in Springfield, IL. I currently work on the Publicis Groupe and have worked in various capacities for over a decade in media and creative agencies.

William Wolff, Hillel BC Program Coordinator. Born in Mexico. Moved to Canada. MA degree in psychoanalysis.

Witold Wrzosinski, Founder of the Foundation for Documentation of Jewish Cemeteries, Warsaw, Poland.

X

Y

Yehuda Erdman, Chair of Meretz UK, London.

Yonatan Higgsmith, Film Producer, London.

Z

Zachary Braiterman, Professor, Director, Jewish Studies Program, Syracuse University.