Speakers

Aryeh Bernstein

Aryeh Bernstein

Jewish Initiative for Animals

Aryeh Bernstein is a fifth-generation Chicago South Sider with extensive experience in Torah education, especially in progressive Jewish communities. Aryeh works as National Jewish Educator for the Avodah Service Corps, Educational Consultant for the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs, and Staff Educator for the Jewish Initiative for Animals (JIFA), and has previously taught and directed programs at Hadar Institute, Hyde Park Teen Beit Midrash, Mishkan Chicago, Camp Ramah in Wisconsin, and campuses, communities, and organizations around Israel and the U.S. Aryeh was a resident scholar for T'ruah's COVID-19 Law and Ethics Hackathon, an Editor-Translator for the Koren English edition of the Steinsaltz Talmud and is a current Senior Editor of Jewschool.com. Aryeh studied for seven years at Yeshivat Ma'ale Gilboa and also at the Jewish Theological Seminary, Yeshiva University, and Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, and has rabbinic ordination from Rabbi Daniel Landes's Yashrut Institute.

Sacrifice, Cravings, and Bloodshed: Does Torah Allow City-Dwellers to Eat Animals?

Aryeh Bernstein

Text Study, Ideas