Rivka Schwartz and Bernard Steinberg
Dr. Rivka Press Schwartz has spent more than fifteen years in the field of Jewish secondary education. She currently serves as the Associate Principal, General Studies at SAR High School, and has served as Director of General Studies at the Frisch School. Dr. Schwartz earned her BA in Physics and History of Science at Case Western Reserve University. She earned her MA and PhD from Princeton University, writing her dissertation about the cultural history of the Manhattan Project. In addition to teaching high school, she has served as an adjunct professor of history at Yeshiva and Stern Colleges. She lectures widely both on the history of science and on Jewish topics, frequently addressing issues of contemporary importance in the American Jewish community.
Dr. Bernard Steinberg, Director Emeritus of Harvard Hillel, also served as President of the Harvard Chaplains, and lecturer at the Kennedy School of Government. He has conducted workshops on moral leadership for The Center for Curatorial Leadership in New York, a year-long fellowship for distinguished museum curators from the US and around the world, and teaches at the Center for Jewish Studies at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. Steinberg was a founding Fellow of the Shalom Hartman Institute and among the founders of the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies. He taught Jewish thought at the Hebrew University and served on the faculty of The Wexner Heritage Foundation, a national fellowship program for Jewish leaders. He has a PhD in Jewish Philosophy from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, an MA in modern Jewish thought from Brandeis University, and a BA in literature from Wesleyan University. Dr. Steinberg is a recipient of the Benjamin J. Shevach Award for Distinguished Leadership in Jewish Education conferred by the Boston Hebrew College and the Covenant Award for Excellence in Jewish Education.