Rabbi Tzvi Sytner grew up in Los Angeles, CA and earned his B.A. in Liberal Studies from Thomas Edison State College, a Masters in Education from the University of Bridgeport, and a Master's degree as a Marriage and Family Therapist at Touro University. He has delivered inspiring lectures worldwide, including South Africa, Australia, and of course Israel. While studying in Israel, Rabbi Sytner received his Rabbinic Ordination from The Jerusalem Kollel under Rabbi Yitzchak Berkovits, and led Shabbos programs for over 1000 college students on Birthright. He has a popular video blog on Aish.com, titled, "Just Breathe" viewed by over 8,500 per month, and now a brand new blog titled, "Time 2 Inspire". He is currently a Rabbi at the Village Shul in Toronto, Canada.
Sivan Rahav-Meir iis a media personality and lecturer. Married to Yedidya, the mother of five. Lives in Jerusalem, and is currently with her family on shlichut, serving as the World Mizrachi Shlicha to North America, where she lectures in various communities. She works for Israel TV news, writes a column for Yediot Aharonot newspaper, and hosts a weekly radio show on Galei Zahal (Army Radio).
Her lectures on the weekly Torah portion are attended by hundreds and the live broadcast attracts thousands more listeners throughout the world. Sivan lectures in Israel and overseas about the media, Judaism, Zionism and new media. She was voted by Globes newspaper as most popular female media personality in Israel and by the Jerusalem Post as one of the 50 most influential Jews in the world.
Rabbi Yonason Goldson embarked on an adventure, after graduating from the University of California, hitchhiking across the United States and backpacking across Europe. He ended up in Israel, where Providence led him to Ohr Somayach. That's when his life took an unexpected turn, and he spent the next nine years learning in yeshiva and kollel. After receiving his rabbinic ordination, he taught yeshiva high school for the next 23 years in Budapest, Hungary, Atlanta, GA, and St. Louis, MO, where he and his wife live happily as empty-nesters.
Currently director of Ethical Imperatives, LLC, Rabbi Goldson gives keynotes and trainings, applying Torah principles to teach leaders and professionals how good ethics is good business and the benefits of intellectual diversity. He is a two-time TEDx speaker, a popular podcast and radio guest, and author of hundreds of articles and five books applying ancient wisdom to the challenges of the modern world, including Proverbial Beauty: Secrets for Success and Happiness from the Wisdom of the Ages and Dawn to Destiny: Exploring Jewish History and its Hidden Wisdom.
Rabbi Aaron Selevan has Yoreh Yoreh and Yadin Yadin from Yeshivat Rabbeinu Yitzchak Elchanan (YU) and was a fellow in its Gruss Kollel Elyon. Presently active in various rabbinic duties in Hamilton and Toronto, Ontario, including as a member of the Hamilton Beit Din, he has previously served as the Rosh Kollel of the Hamilton Kollel Mitzion, Rosh Mesivta and Mashgiach Ruchani of the Yeshiva of Hamilton and Mashgiach Ruchani at YU.
Rebbetzin Leslie Selevan received a Bachelor of Arts in Judaic Studies (Cum Laude) from Yeshiva University and a Master of Arts in Judaic Studies from Touro University. She is an enthusiastic and charismatic educator who has spoken throughout North America, Israel and Europe. Her lectures are engaging and thought provoking. She is able to inspire her audience with her words.