Experience a vast array of lectures offered by our esteemed lineup. Whether during a shiur or taking part in a political forum, you will be inspired and eager to participate throughout the chag.
Rabbi Yosef Weinberger
Rabbi Yosef Weinberger is the Rabbi of the Beis Kneses of New Milford, New Jersey and a Rebbe and coordinator of the Beit Midrash Track in Yeshivat Frisch.
He attended Yeshiva University, where he learned under Rabbi Michael Rosensweig and Rabbi Tzvi Sobolofsky. He graduated from the Sy Syms School of Business, where he received a BS in Accounting and subsequently completed the CPA examination. Upon graduation, he earned Semicha from RIETS, as part of the Wexner Semicha Honors Program, as well as a Master’s from the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education.
Rabbi Weinberger resides in Teaneck, NJ, with his wife and four children.
Gregory Zuckerman is a Special Writer at The Wall Street Journal, a 27-year veteran of the paper, and a three-time winner of the Gerald Loeb Award -- the highest honor in business journalism.
Most recently, he authored A Shot to Save the World: The Inside Story of the Life-or-Death Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine, published in October 2021. The book has been optioned by HBO to be directed by Academy Award winner Adam McKay. Greg regularly appears on CNBC, Fox Business, Yahoo Finance, Bloomberg Television, National Public Radio, BBC, ABC Radio, Bloomberg Radio, and TV and radio stations around the globe.
Greg lives with his wife and two sons in West Orange, N.J.
Stephen Savitsky is the former president and chairman of the Orthodox Union, a former member of the board of governors of the Jewish Agency, a board member of Mesorah Heritage Foundation.
Currently, he is president of the Bnai Zion Foundation, chairman of Partners in Torah and on the executive committee of the Conference Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations and president of the Vaad Hakashrus of the Five Towns and Far Rockaway.
He also is president and chairman of the board of ATC Health Care Services, a nationwide provider of temporary medical staffing services.
Steve has traveled the world speaking and representing the Jewish community on many occasions.
Yair Rosenberg is a staff writer at The Atlantic and MSNBC contributor, where he covers the intersection of politics, culture, and religion. Previously a senior writer at Tablet Magazine, he has also written for the New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal.
Yair's work has received awards from the Religion Newswriters Association and the Harvard Center for Jewish Studies. He has testified in the U.S. Congress about antisemitism, and has covered everything from national elections in America and Israel, to observant Jews in baseball, to the translation of Harry Potter into Yiddish.
In his spare time, he composes original Jewish music and creates bots that troll anti-Semites on Twitter. His latest projects include, "Antisemitism, Explained," a video series about anti-Jewish prejudice, and Az Yashir, an album of new shabbat music.
Dr. Joseph Shatzkes
Joseph Shatzkes is a Board-Certified Physician in Cardiovascular Diseases, Internal Medicine, Echocardiography, and Nuclear Cardiology. He is a member of Englewood Cardiology Consultants in New Jersey and is an attending physician at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. His interests include preventative and consultative cardiology and medicine, critical care cardiology, and medical ethics.
After graduating summa cum laude from the prestigious Brooklyn College BAMD program, he completed medical school at Downstate University Medical Center. There, as well, he graduated summa cum laude and was honored as president of the exclusive Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, and was nominated by his peers as an inaugural member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center where he was recognized with an award for Excellence in Clinical Medicine. He subsequently completed his cardiovascular fellowship training at Montefiore Medical Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Joey resides in Teaneck, NJ, with his wife Shira and their six children.
Dr. Josh Broide
Rabbi Josh Broide is the Assistant Rabbi at Boca Raton Synagogue, the Founding Director of the Deborah and Larry D. Silver Center for Jewish Engagement, and the Senior Rabbinic Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute.
He received his Rabbinical Ordination and a Masters in Advanced Talmudic Law from Ner Israel Rabbinical College, as well as Masters Degrees in Special Education and School Administration and Supervision from Johns Hopkins University. He also completed the Rabbinic Management for Jewish Leaders program at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.
Recognized as one of America's Most Inspiring Rabbis by the Jewish Daily Forward, Rabbi Broide has received prestigious awards, such as the James & Marjorie Baer Outstanding Young Leadership Award, the Grinspoon-Steinhardt Award for Excellence in Jewish Education, the National Jewish Outreach Program (NJOP) Leslie Nelkin Special Service Award, and the Jerusalem Unity Prize from the President of the State of Israel.
Rabbi Broide, who also co-hosts the popular Behind the Bima podcast, lives in Boca Raton, FL, with his wife and their 8 children.