Aleph Beta Academy is committed to the relevance of Jewish learning. We want to help our students struggle with some of life's biggest questions, and to achieve answers that are meaningful and satisfying.
We believe Torah study should be evidence-based, intellectually stimulating, emotionally gripping and relevant to your everyday life.
Together with our world-renowned educators, Aleph Beta is building an online library making this amazing material accessible to students around the world.
Guided by our principal educator, Rabbi David Fohrman, Aleph Beta seeks to feature world-renowned teachers of understanding. While our teachers may all have different methodologies, we pride ourselves on evidence-based instruction. Our students should decide for themselves what they believe is compelling, and in this way, we strive to keep our Torah-study intellectually honest.
Rabbi David Fohrman
Rabbi David Fohrman is an internationally renowned lecturer on Biblical themes and the principal educator at Aleph Beta Academy. He has served as an adjunct professor at the Johns Hopkins University, and as a lead writer and editor for ArtScrollt's Talmud translation project. Rabbi Forhman has also served as scholar for the Hoffberger Foundation for Torah Study for 10 years. He is author of "The Beast that Crouches at the Door", finalist for the 2007 National Jewish Book Award, and "The Queen You Thought You Knew". Rabbi Fohrman spent his childhood years in the San Francisco Bay Area - where he reveled in the opportunity to hike in Yosemite National Park. He currently lives in Woodmere, NY with his wife and children (but is still game to head back to Yosemite at a moment's notices).
Rabbi Hayyim Angel
Rabbi Hayyim Angel is the National Scholar of the Institute forJewish Ideas and Ideals. He also teaches advanced Bible courses to undergraduates and rabbinical students at Yeshiva University, and lectures widely. He has published over 100 scholarly articles, primarily in Bible, and is author or editor of thirteen books. He received his B.A. in Jewish Studies Summa cum Laude from Yeshiva College, his M.A. in Bible from the Bernard Revel Graduate School, his M.S. in Jewish Education from the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education, and his Rabbinical Ordination from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary of Yeshiva University. He lives in New York with his wife and three children.
Dr. Erica Brown
Dr. Erica Brown is a writer and educator who works as the scholar-in-residence for The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and consults with for the Jewish Agency and other Jewish non-profits. She was a Jerusalem Fellow, is a faculty member of the Wexner Foundation, an Avi Chai Fellow, winner of the Ted Farber Professional Excellence Award, recipient of the 2009 Covenant Award for her work in education, and winner of the 2011 Bernie Reisman Award for Jewish Communal Service (Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program, Brandeis University). Erica has degrees from Yeshiva University, University of London, Harvard University and Baltimore Hebrew University.
Rabbi David Aaron
Rabbi Aaron received his rabbinic ordination from Yeshivat ITRI. He is the Dean & Founder of Isralight and Yeshivat Orayta. He runs Jewish educational programs in Israel and abroad, including: Rabbinic Enrichment, Leadership Training, Executive Seminars, Retreats, Outreach Seminars and more. Rabbi Aaron has also developed educational curriculum for Jewish high schools. Rabbi Aaron is the author of eight ‘paradigm-shifting’ books. Works include:Endless Light, Seeing G-d, Love is My Religion, The Secret Life of G-d, Inviting G-d In, Living a Joyous Life and The God Powered Life.(A number of books have been translated into Portuguese, Spanish, Russian, Hebrew.) He lives in Jerusalem with his wife, Chana, and their seven children and grandchildren
Aleph Beta Academy is generously supported by the Hoffberger Foundation for Torah Studies.
We'd like to acknowledge and thank our early founders and board members:
Rabbi David Fohrman
Rabbi Aryeh Lightstone
Glen and Ruth Miller