Our Team

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Richard Hidary

Richard Hidary is associate professor of Judaic Studies at Yeshiva University and a rabbi at Sephardic Synagogue in Brooklyn. He is the author of Dispute for the Sake of Heaven: Legal Pluralism in the Talmud (Brown University Press, 2010) and Rabbis and Classical Rhetoric: Sophistic Education and Oratory in the Talmud and Midrash (Cambridge University Press, 2018).

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Rachel Barenblat

Rabbi Rachel Barenblat is a founding builder at Bayit: Your Jewish Home and serves Congregation Beth Israel, a small Reform and Renewal congregation in western Massachusetts. Author of five volumes of poetry, among them Texts to the Holy (Ben Yehuda, 2018) and 70 faces: Torah poems (Phoenicia, 2011), she holds an MFA from Bennington and ordination as a rabbi and a spiritual director from ALEPH.

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Pamela Jay Gottfried

Rabbi Pamela Jay Gottfried is the Dean of Jewish Studies at The Weber School, the only high school serving students from all Jewish backgrounds in Atlanta. She is a Rabbis Without Borders fellow and certified speaker of the Interfaith Speakers Network, which promotes dialogue and understanding among people of different faith traditions.

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