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Chief Executive Officer
Rabbi Steven Burg, Aish’s CEO, also serves on the Board of Governors of the Jewish Agency, as an Executive Board Member of the Rabbinical Council of America, and a Board Member of Yeshiva University High Schools and Naaleh High School.

Prior to Aish, Rabbi Burg was the Eastern Director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center where he oversaw the Museum of Tolerance in New York City and contributed to the Center’s fight against antisemitism. He served as Managing Director of the Orthodox Union (OU) and as International Director of NCSY, a large international Jewish youth movement, where he founded two outreach programs for unaffiliated Jewish teens – Jewish Student Union (JSU), a network of hundreds of public high school clubs in North America and the Anne Samson Jerusalem Journey (TJJ), an Israel summer experience.

A respected and highly popular thought leader, Rabbi Burg is an oft-requested speaker around the world, monthly columnist for the Jewish News Syndicate (JNS) whose opinion pieces have appeared in many news outlets, and a frequent guest commentator on news channels as diverse as Al Jazeera, Foxnews, Newsmax and PBS.
Nechemia Coopersmith, originally from Toronto, lives in Jerusalem with his wife and children. He is the chief editor of Aish.com, and also oversees the many educational outreach programs at Aish HaTorah in Jerusalem. He is the author of Shmooze: A Guide to Thought-Provoking Discussion on Essential Jewish Issues ? a must-have little book for anyone who loves a good question.
Senior Editor
Shraga Simmons grew up trekking through snow in Buffalo, New York, spending summers as a tour guide in Niagara Falls. He earned a degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin, and went on to serve as a reporter for newspapers and magazines, specializing in politics and entertainment. In 1994, he received rabbinic ordination from the Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem, and spent three years teaching at Aish Los Angeles. Since 1997 he has been editor of the Aish website. Shraga is also an expert on media bias relating to the Middle East conflict, was founding editor of HonestReporting.com and is the author of David & Goliath. He lives with his wife and children in the Modi'in region of Israel.
Executive Director, Aish.com
Jack is originally from Pittsburgh, PA. He holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, where he played varsity tennis. He has worked variously for the U.S. Air Force and in casino management in Nevada. He received rabbinic ordination in Jerusalem, and now lives in Ramat Beit Shemesh with his wife and children. Jack's responsibilities with Aish.com include fundraising, marketing and member services.
Shraga Botwinick
Director of Production
Shraga Botwinick was born in Massachusetts and raised in Long Island, New York. He earned a degree in computer science from Yeshiva University and rabbinic ordination from RIETS. He has many years of experience in Jewish education and in the world of high-tech, from Los Angeles to Israel. He currently oversees the technical side of production at Aish.com. He lives with his wife and children in Ramat Beit Shemesh.
Igal Guinerman
Spanish Website
Igal Guinerman was born in Santiago, Chile. While studying architecture, he served as Art Director for Hillel Chile, a branch of Hillel International, the foundation for jewish campus life. After he finished his degree, he moved to Israel and studied Jewish Law and Jewish Philosophy at Aish HaTorah and graduated from the renowned NLE Jewish Leadership Training Program. Today he is the Chief Editor of AishLatino.com and lives in Jerusalem with his wife and children.
List Management
Benyamin Buxbaum

Western Wall Camera
Rabbi Kalman Packouz

Ask the Rabbi
Rabbi Pinchas Waldman
Rabbi Dovid Rosenfeld
Rabbi Shraga Botwinick

Dovid Rosenfeld
Hersh Seibert
Chaya Richmond

Featured Writers (alphabetical)
Dr. Lisa Aiken
Herschel Arnow
Rabbi Benjamin Blech
Emuna Braverman
Rabbi Nachum Braverman
Rosie Einhorn
Dr. Daniel Eisenberg
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman
Rabbi David Fohrman
Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller
Ross Hirschmann
Jeff Jacoby
Lawrence Kelemen
Rabbi Boruch Leff
Rabbi Ahron Lopiansky
Rabbi Dr. Asher Meir
Rabbi Noach Orlowek
Rabbi Zelig Pliskin
Lori Palatnik
Riva Pomerantz
Richard Rabkin
Sara Yoheved Rigler
Nesanel Safran
Rabbi Yaakov Salomon
Sarah Shapiro
Rabbi Ken Spiro
Rabbi Dr. Abraham J. Twerski
Rebbetzin Feige Twerski
Rabbi Berel Wein
Rabbi Noson Weisz
Dr. Jackie Yaris
Sherry Zimmerman
Founder, Aish HaTorah International
In 1974, Rabbi Weinberg started Aish HaTorah in Jerusalem with the goal of helping Jews around the world connect to the beauty and wisdom of their heritage. The organization has since grown exponentially, due to Rabbi Weinberg's ability to empower young people to take responsibility for the Jewish future. His vision and support were responsible for many of the best ideas on Aish.com. Rabbi Weinberg passed away in February 2009 following a battle with cancer. He left behind over 100 descendents, and many thousands of bereaved students.
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