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Rabbi David Rabeeya, Ph.D. was born in Baghdad, Iraq. After migrating to Israel he earned his B.A. in literature and history from Hebrew University and an M.A. in Semitic languages from Tel Aviv University. He received his Ph.D. in Arabic from Dropsie University with a dissertation on the Jewish, Muslim and Christian dialects of Baghdad. In 1997 he was ordained a rabbi and serves unaffiliated members of the Jewish community.

Director of Holocaust and Genocide Studies Programs

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Monika Rice, Ph.D. is the Director of Holocaust and Genocide Studies Programs and Assistant Professor in the Holocaust and Genocide Studies Programs (M.A. and Ph.D.). A native of Poland, she holds an M.A. in Cultural Anthropology from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland, and a Ph.D. in Judaic Studies from Brandeis University.

Dr. Rice has taught many courses on the Holocaust, Jewish-Christian relations, and women’s spirituality. Her first book, “What! Still Alive?! Jewish Survivors in Poland and Israel Remember Homecoming” was published in 2017 by Syracuse University Press. The book chronicles the evolution of Holocaust survivors’ memories of their first encounters with Polish neighbors after the war, recorded in immediate postwar testimonies, as compared to similar accounts collected years later in Israel. Currently, her larger research project is focused on investigating postwar mixed identities of Polish-Jewish doctors. She has been a recipient of several prestigious fellowships and grants, among them: the Claims Conference Fellowship in Advanced Shoah Studies, Albert Abramson Fellowship in Holocaust Studies, the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, the Kosciuszko Foundation, and others. She has also been a selected participant in several international scholarly workshops and seminars at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Yad Vashem, Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw, and others. Dr. Rice’s articles, book chapters, and reviews have been published in edited volumes and academic journals (Yad Vashem Studies, Holocaust Studies, Polin, etc.). 

Asaf Romirowsky, PhD is the Executive Director of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East (SPME)​. ​Romirowsky is also ​a fellow at the Middle East Forum and a Professor [Affiliate] at the University of Haifa.

Trained as a Middle East historian he holds a PhD in Middle East and Mediterranean Studies from King's College London, UK and has published widely on various aspects of the Arab-Israeli conflict and American foreign policy in the Middle East, as well as on Israeli and Zionist history. 

Romirowsky is co-author of Religion, Politics, and the Origins of Palestine Refugee Relief.

Adjunct Instructor in Early Education

Ellen is a PQAS-certified professional development instructor through the Pennsylvania Key. She has been working for the last six years to provide trainings in the areas of taxation, healthcare reform and financial literacy to members of the childcare community. She is a popular presenter for several regional conferences. In addition to being PQAS certification, she holds a Masters degree in taxation and financial planning. Ellen has owned and operated her own tax practice for almost 10 years where she specializes in small business taxation.

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