Sivan Rahav-Meir:

Sivan Rahav-Meir is a media personality, lecturer and mother of five who lives in Jerusalem. 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 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 Mendel Bluming:

Rabbi Mendel Bluming is the Chabad representative in the Potomac Maryland area and serves as the Rabbi of the Chabad Shul of Potomac. He received Rabbinic ordination from Rabbi Hillel Pewzner of Paris France, a leader in France's rabbinate, kashrut and Jewish educational system, and Rabbi Adin Stensaltz (Even Yisroel) of Jerusalem Israel, author of the Steinsaltz Talmud amongst many other works. He was ordained as a Jewish judge, a Dayan, by the late Rabbi Pinchas Hirshprung, the Chief Rabbi of Montreal, considered one of the foremost Torah scholars of our generation. Rabbi Bluming is a highly respected Rabbi in the Greater Washington area, and is a leading Possek for many day to day halachik questions for hundreds in the community. In addition to his scholarly wisdom, his sensitivity guides hundreds of people in their interpersonal relationships, helping them build stronger and trusting relationships with their spouses, children or friends.

 

Nechama Shemtov:

Mrs. Nechama Shemtov is Director, Women's issues and Educational programs at American Friends of Lubavitch (Chabad) in Washington DC. She is the founder of AURA Jewish Women, a dynamic network of prominent and influential Jewish women in the nation's capital. In addition, Mrs. Shemtov has taught and mentored hundreds of women throughout her community and beyond. For over 25 years, she has created, developed and directed numerous programs of Jewish identity for women, children and families in many locations in the US, Latin America, South Asia and Australia. On any given week, she hosts dozens of guests - from students and young professionals to members of Congress, diplomats and communal leaders - at her family's acclaimed Shabbat table.