Rabbi Moshe Averick grew up
in Chicago, learned at Yeshivas Brisk in Chicago, and at
Gush Etzion in Israel. He received semichah from Aish
Hatorah in 1980 and helped found Aish in Toronto. He
taught in the American program at Shalavim for 12 years.
Rabbi Debow is an
educator at the Mitzrachi Fuchs School in Cleveland,
Feldman's translations of and comments to Mesilat
Yesharim (The Path of the Just) and Chovot HaLevavot (The
Duties of the Heart) were originally published by Jason
Aronson Press, which now distributes his translation of
and comments to "Sha'arei Teshuva (The Gates of
Repentance). His translation of and comments to
Maimonides' Shemona Perakim (Eight Chapters") will
soon be published by Judaica Press, which will also
reissue his works on Mesilat Yesharim and Chovot
HaLevavot shortly. Rabbi Feldman also conducts two very
popular e-mail classes for Project Genesis --
www.Torah.org -- entitled "Ramchal" and
Frei is a Toronto freelance writer/broadcaster. She
chaired the joint Nishma - Jews for Judaism committee
that brought noted Noachide J. David Davis to Toronto.
Chai Hecht is a graduate of Yeshiva University.
Dodi-Lee Hecht is a graduate of Columbia Law School. She has served as
the editor of Nishma Junior, has been involved in various
capacities in Nishma over the years and has authored
various Nishma Insights.
Mrs. Hecht is the Co-Founder of Nishma and serves as
editor for its publications.
Hecht is a graduate of Yeshiva University's Stern College.
Rabbi Karlinsky co-founded Yeshivat Darche Noam in 1978
(which merged with the Shapell College of Jewish Studies
in Jan. 1980) and presently serves as Dean of Darche Noam
Institutions, Yeshivat Darche Noam/Shapell's and
Midreshet Rachel for Women. Rabbi Karlinsky also gives a
variety of Internet "On-line" Shiurim at
different sites on the web including www.Torah.org,
www.613.org and, of course, Darche Noam's web site at
Dr. Marty Lockshin
Rabbi Dr. Lockshin received his rabbinical ordination at
Yeshivat Mercaz Harav Kook, and earned his Ph.D. from
Brandeis University. He is the Director of the Centre for
Jewish Studies at York University where he has taught for
the past 24 years. With expertise in the history of
Jewish Bible commentaries, and the intellectual
interactions between Jews and Christians, Lockshin has
published three books and many academic articles.
Pasternack is a professional engineer working in Toronto,
was on the Nishma board of directors for a number of
years and is the webmaster of this site.
Mr. Rosensweig is the Executive Vice-president of
Ve'Ahavta, the Canadian Jewish Humanitarian Organization
and is a columnist for the Canadian Jewish News.
Rabbi Michael Skobac, Senior Counselor and Director of
Education of Jews for Judaism in Toronto, has lectured
extensively on missionary and cults as well as on issues
of Jewish continuity and spirituality across the world.
He has acted as a consultant to communities world-wide in
developing responses to missionary and cult activity.
Rabbi Skobac has written extensively for Jewish
publications and has been featured internationally as a
guest on numerous radio and television programs to
discuss his work.
Rabbi Willig is on staff at Touro College. An attorney,
in addition to being a Rabbi, he tries to make the Torah
relevant to thinking adults, especially those whose last
exposure to Judaism was pre-Bar Mitzvah Bible stories.
Zolty is the author of "And All Your Children Shall
Be Learned": Women and the Study of Torah in Jewish
Law and History (Jason Aronson Publishers) and a noted
teacher of adult education courses in Toronto.