Our Team

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Rabbi Dr. Jon Kelsen

Rabbi Dr. Jon Kelsen is Dean of Yeshiva Chovevei Torah in New York, NY, where he previously taught Talmud and Pedagogy. Previously, Rabbi Kelsen was Rosh Kollel of the Drisha Kollel as well as an adjunct faculty member at the Pardes Institute. He received ordination from Rabbis Daniel Landes and Zalman Nehemiah Goldberg. He holds an MA in Jewish Civilization from Hebrew University and received his doctorate in Education and Jewish Studies at New York University as a Wexner Graduate Fellow.

Rabbi Ari Kaiman

Rabbi Ari Kaiman is the Rabbi of Congregation Shearith Israel in Atlanta, GA. Upon ordination, he served as Assistant Rabbi at Congregation B’nai Amoona in St. Louis for five years where he founded Makor, a young adult group. His partnership with the Miller Introduction to Judaism program brought dozens of seekers to their home in Judaism. He is part of the Rabbinical Assembly Cohort of the Pardes Mahloket Matters Fellowship. He believes deeply in a vibrant future for our rapidly changing Jewish community. One of his great joys is the work of turning this belief into reality together with his community. He received his Rabbinic ordination, with a concentration in Philosophy, from the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies. 

Rabbanit Goldie Guy

Rabbanit Goldie Guy is Director of Religious Engagement at Anshe Sholom B’nai Israel in Chicago, IL. She studied in Israel at the Beit Midrash for Women at Migdal Oz and earned her B.A. in Religion at Barnard College. Afterward, Rabbanit Guy attended the Graduate Program in Advanced Talmudic Studies at Yeshiva University, a two-year program of study in Talmud and Jewish law. While there, she served as chaplaincy intern at North Shore University Hospital. She then studied at Yeshivat Maharat, completing her course of study in Jewish Law and Pastoral Care. During her time there, she taught a beginners’ Talmud course and was a clergy intern at Columbia/Barnard Hillel and a UJA-NY Fellow.