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The NEIJS Israel Center
NEIJS is at the forefront of teaching eternal Jewish values to build a more meaningful, ethical, joyous and harmonious world.
“NEIJS enabled me to explore an entire world that I didn’t know existed.”
The New England Institute of Jewish Studies (NEIJS) was founded in 1992 offering compelling text-based Jewish educational programs at ten campuses in New England.
Jewish Medical Ethics & Israel Experience Program
Graduate Student Israel Experience Center
Jewish Business, Legal, and Journalism Ethics & Israel Experience Program
Rabbi Yirmi Cowan
Rabbi Cowan is the founding director of NEIJS. He also serves as an editor and writer at olamiresources.com, contributing to Olami / Ner Le’Elef’s Morasha Syllabus and Thinking Gemara Series and related publications. He learned at Yeshivos Darche Noam, Beis Yisroel, Torah Ohr and the Mir. Rabbi Cowan studied American Civilization undergraduate and Energy Management at graduate school, both at the University of Pennsylvania.
Rabbi Gavriel Enoch
Rabbi Gavriel Enoch is the director of creative content of NEIJS. He studied history and philosophy at UC Berkeley before going on to learn Talmudic Law and Jewish philosophy at several yeshivot in Jerusalem. After earning his semicha (ordination) at the Mir Yeshiva, he joined the Palo Alto Kollel in the San Francisco Bay Area teaching Jewish foundations to young professionals and university students. After moving back to Israel, Rabbi Enoch served as a senior writer and editor for the Olami / Ner Le’Elef’s Morasha Curriculum developing course materials for college campus rabbis. He then went on to earn an MA in digital communication from Johns Hopkins University. Rabbi Enoch lives in Beit Shemesh with his wife and six children.
Rabbi Yakov Pesah, MD/PhD
Rabbi Pesah is the director of strategic planning of NEIJS. He is an alumnus of NEIJS and received his MD/PhD degree from Baylor College of Medicine specializing in neuroscience and molecular genetics. After pursuing his interests in Talmudic studies and their application to contemporary moral, ethical and legal issues including medical ethics at Machon Shlomo Heiden Institute, Rabbi Barry Klein’s Chabura and in Mir Yeshiva, he earned his Rabbinical degree from the Jerusalem Kollel under the guidance of Rabbi Yitzchak Berkovits, shlit”a. Rabbi Pesah also serves as the head of SanhedriaDigital.com developing novel applications of digital marketing and hybrid online courses worldwide for Torah education.
Rabbi Meir Triebitz, PhD
Rabbi Shmuel Kurtz
Rav Baruch Rubanowitz
Rebbetzin Debra Rubanowitz
Washington University School of Medicine
Cornell Law School
The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Harvard Law School
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law
New York University School of Law
UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
University of Chicago Booth School of Business
UPENN School of Medicine
Yale School of Medicine
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