Dr Daniel Grove MD, Director of Health and Fitness Programs. Dan Grove earned his MD from Emory University School Of Medicine and is board certified in general internal medicine, critical care, and pulmonology. Cognizant of the central role food plays in health and well-being, Dan penned Weightloss Counter-Revolution: The Science of Weight Loss and blogs on the topic here.
Rabbi Eli Scheller, School of Arts Director. Eli Scheller is a multi-talented and beloved classroom teacher. His ability to connect allows him to help each student to reach their potential through various skillsets. Rabbi Eli’s keen understanding and appreciation of people, and penchant for music, led him to spearhead projects to inspire youth. His love for people infuses an unforgettable dimension into his encounters, which inspires men and women across the Jewish spectrum. His training includes rabbinical ordination from Rav Yitzchak Berkovits, vocal training from Avraham Weingarten and guitar instruction from Lon Ephraim. He has also studied percussion and ear training. With his passion for Torah, music and the performing arts, Rabbi Scheller is a master youth leader, music video artist, and author of the popular Minute Vort series, volumes 1, 2, and 3.
Rabbi Alexander Seinfeld PhD, Executive Director. Alexander Seinfeld holds a BA and MA in Classics and Anthropology from Stanford, a PhD in Jewish Studies from Towson University, and ordination from Rabbi Zalman Nechemia Goldberg ztzl, former Chief Justice of the Rabbinical High Court in Jerusalem. A certified classroom teacher, he has taught every grade from 6-12 and has been a Jewish educator for over twenty years. His Friday “Table Talk” blog goes out via email subscription and can also be read here.
Simi Yellen, Director of Parenting Programs. Simi has a BA in Organizational Psychology and has studied under leading child psychology experts around the world. She has been educating mothers in groups and on an individual basis since 2002. Simi has had tremendous success spreading her insightful techniques to women around the world. Her warmth, passion and know-how have helped transform many homes in a lasting and powerful way. With six children of her own, Simi is accustomed to putting out everyday fires. Click here to learn more about Simi’s parenting classes.