FACULTY

Dr. Erica Brown

Dr. Erica Brown is an associate professor of curriculum and pedagogy at the Graduate School of Education and Human Development at The George Washington University. She is also the director of their Mayberg Center for Jewish Education and Leadership, a faculty member of the Wexner Heritage program for over twenty years and the author of twelve books.

Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld

Sharon Cohen Anisfeld was appointed President of Hebrew College in July 2018. She was Dean of the Rabbinical School from 2006-2017. Prior to assuming these positions, she served as an adjunct faculty member and then dean of students at the school. After graduating from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in 1990, Cohen subsequently spent 15 years working in pluralistic settings as a Hillel rabbi at Tufts, Yale and Harvard universities. She has been a summer faculty member for the Bronfman Youth Fellowships in Israel since 1993 and is co-editor of two volumes of women’s writings on Passover, “The Women’s Seder Sourcebook: Rituals and Readings for Use at the Passover Seder” (Jewish Lights Publishing, 2002) and “The Women’s Passover Companion: Women’s Reflections on the Festival of Freedom” (Jewish Lights Publishing, 2002). In 2015, Anisfeld was named one of the 50 most influential Jews in the world by The Jerusalem Post. From 2011 to 2013, she was named to Newsweek’s list of Top 50 Influential Rabbis in America.

Rae Janvey

Currently, Rae serves as a leadership mentor to senior educators and relationship-based professionals at M²; an advisor to The Conversation; mentor to the Bronfman Fellowship; and, founder of Leadership and Wellbeing Circles. Formerly, Executive director of the Wexner Heritage Foundation and American Pardes Foundation; senior advisor/coach to the Berrie Fellowship. Rae’s focus is on the flourishing self, and workplace, with an emphasis on character, authenticity, relationships and strengths as the foundation for purpose-driven leadership.

Rabbi Dr. Daniel Smokler

Rabbi Dr. Daniel Smokler is the inaugural chief innovation officer of Hillel international. He holds a Ph.D. in education and Jewish Studies from NYU and was ordained by Rabbi Zalman Zechemia Goldberg of Jerusalem’s highest court. He lives in New York with his wife Erin and their two sons, Shalev and Nadiv.