Vered Hollander-Goldfarb received her M.A. in Judaic Studies and Tanach from the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Yeshiva University and studied at Bar-Ilan University and the Jewish Theological Seminary. Before making aliyah, she taught at Ramaz School and Stern College in New York. She teaches Tanach and Medieval Commentators.
Rabbi Vernon Kurtz is Rabbi Emeritus of North Suburban Synagogue Beth El in Highland Park, Illinois. He has served in many leadership positions in the Conservative/Masorti worldwide movement, in Zionist organizations, in interfaith venues and as an associate member of the Board of Governors of the Jewish Agency. Rabbi Kurtz is the author of Encountering Torah: Reflections on the Weekly Portion.