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Tammy Jacobowitz, Jon Kelsen, and Aaron Koller

Tammy Jacobowitz received her PhD in Midrash from the University of Pennsylvania in 2010, and is a recipient of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship. A graduate of the Drisha Scholars Circle, she has taught extensively in various communal settings throughout the New York and Philadelphia areas.   She co-authored JOFA’s gender-sensitive Shmot curriculum and is on the Rabbinics faculty for Me’ah NYC.

Jon Kelsen is a faculty member at Drisha and Rosh Kollel of the Drisha Kollel. He also teaches Talmud at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah and serves as adjunct faculty at the Pardes Institute. He received ordination from Rabbis Daniel Landes and Zalman Nehemiah Goldberg, holds an MA in Jewish Civilization from Hebrew University, and is currently pursuing doctoral studies in Education and Jewish Studies at New York University as a Wexner Graduate Fellow.

Aaron Koller is an associate professor of Near Eastern and Jewish Studies at Yeshiva University, where he studies the ancient world of the eastern Mediterranean and Near East. His most recent book is Esther in Ancient Jewish Thought (Cambridge University Press, 2014). Aaron has served as a visiting professor at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and held research fellowships at the Albright Institute for Archaeological Research and the Hartman Institute.