Rabbi Joel Padowitz, MBA CFA is a successful entrepreneur who has been involved adult Jewish education for more than 20 years, specializing in the interface between traditional Judaism & modernity. Rabbi Padowitz is the founder of both Palladium Capital Group, one of the USA’s leading boutique investment banks, and JewIQ, which develops digital and print content for Jewish education and travel. He is the author of Triumph and Tragedy: Journeying through 1000 Years of Jewish Life in Poland and co-author of the upcoming book, The Science of the Mishna. Rabbi Padowitz gives regular classes in Talmud and Jewish thought and produces a popular series of Mishna podcasts. He previously served as rabbi for Aish HaTorah’s young professional community in London. Aside from rabbinic ordination, he received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and his MBA from Bar Ilan University. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and was honored at the White House by President George H.W. Bush for outstanding achievements in science.