Eli and Zakah Glaser, Directors of Food Literacy Programs. The Glasers are are certified Nutrition, Wellness, and Weight Management Consultants, and have been Jewish educators for 20 years. As personal survivors of morbid obesity, having maintained a combined 250-pound weight loss for the past decade, they are in a unique position to coach others with the struggle against unhealthy food behaviors. Cognizant of the central role food plays in Jewish communities, the Glasers have made it their life mission to educate Jewish communities on the mitzvah of healthy eating (for more info, visit Soveya.com). Their Incredibly Easy & Healthy Cookbook: 300 No Sugar, No Flour Recipes is available here.
Alexander Seinfeld, Executive Director. Alexander Seinfeld holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Classics and Anthropology from Stanford and a Ph.D. in Jewish Studies from Towson University. He began to investigate ancient Jewish wisdom after working for two years in rural Mississippi, “surrounded by folks who knew my people’s book better than I did!” That wake-up call eventually inspired him to study in Israel which ultimately led to rabbinic ordination. A certified classroom teacher, he has taught every grade from 6th-12th and has been a Jewish educator for sixteen years.
Simi Yellen, Director of Parenting Programs. Simi has a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Psychology from the University of Michigan 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.