Dr. Lisa Aiken has been a psychologist who works with individuals and couples for nearly 40 years, and has also given talks to diverse audiences in more than 250 cities on six continents.
She is also a licensed Israeli tour guide and listed in 13 Who’s Who books, and has appeared on television and radio. She has authored/co-authored 11 books, including To Be A Jewish Woman, Guide for the Romantically Perplexed, The Art of Jewish Prayer, Why Me, God? A Jewish Guide to Coping with Challenges, and The Family Guide to Touring Israel. Her books have been translated into four languages.
Rabbi Shimshon HaKohen Nadel lives and teaches in Jerusalem, where he serves as rabbi of Kehilat Zichron Yosef.
His articles on Jewish Law & History have appeared in Tehumin, Hakirah, The Journal of Halacha & Contemporary Society, Segula, Kol ha-Torah, Kolmus, the Jerusalem Post, and the Jewish Press. He is also the author of “Medina & Halacha – Exploring the Jewish State through the lens of Jewish Law,” a popular weekly column looking at contemporary issues in Israel. A regular guest on Kol Yisrael, Rabbi Nadel offers up inspiration for the Israeli FM radio listening audience.
Before moving to Israel in 2009, Rabbi Nadel served as a rabbi in Nebraska and Connecticut. He studied at Yeshiva University’s Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary under his rebbe and mentor, HaRav Moshe Dovid Tendler.
A sought after lecturer, Rabbi Nadel has served as scholar in residence for communities all over the world. Culling from sources throughout our rich literature, his classes display his depth of thought and breadth of scholarship, and are always full of wit, wisdom, and inspiration.
An accomplished musician, Rabbi Nadel has toured internationally as a solo act and along with his band. His highly acclaimed CD, Achas Shoalti – One Thing I Ask, a high-energy hybrid of rock, pop, folk, and blues, has been called by critics, “passionate rock n’ roll for the soul.”