All Team Members


Haim (Ian) Pear is the founderr of Shir Hadash’s three Jerusalem centers — Shir Hadash in Nachla’ot (now Kol Rina), Shir Hadash on Emek (now independently operated), and of course, the main Shir Hadash Center – Beit Natan – overlooking the beautiful Moon Grove in the Talbiya neighborhood.  Some of the innovative projects he has initiated at Shir Hadash include…


Dr. Rachel Pear, the co-founder of Shir Hadash, received her undergraduate degree from Columbia University in pre-historic archaeology, a Masters in the same subject from Hebrew University and her doctorate in the interdisciplinary department of Bar Ilan University, where she studied Science and Religion generally, and specifically how Orthodox Judaism relates to evolution. Her subsequent post-doctoral research at the University…

Rosh HaMidrasha

Dr. Julie Goldstein’s teaching experience includes NYU, Ma’ayanot High School, JLIC at UCLA, and nearly two decades of Jewish communal and adult education lectures. Dr. Goldstein received an MA in Jewish philosophy at YU and a joint PhD in medieval history and Judaic Studies at NYU. In 2013-14, she was a Golda Meir postdoctoral fellow at The Hebrew University and…


Shir Hadash’s Gannenot are a mix of English and Hebrew speaking expert educators of young children. Chaya Kluwgant: Older Class English Speaking Gannenet: 058-412-3126 Chaya, originally from Melbourne Australia, is a passionate Early Childhood Educator with more than 10 years of experience.  She has taught in Australia, America and now in Israel for a number of years.  Chaya’s specialty is…


Nediva Buechler studied in the Matan Bellows Eshkolot Educators Institute and the Lapidot Mizrachi Program. She made aliyah following a year learning in MMY, and performed her National Service in Shaarei Tsedek Hospital. Nediva has a background in graphic design, is working on completing her Ministry of Tourism’s Tour Guide certification, and is a graduate of the Mizrachi Shalhevet Leadership…

Community Volunteers

Community Volunteers

Gabba'im / Hospitality Coordinator / Teachers / Kiddush Committee

We invite anyone and everyone to attend our Sunday gatherings to study bible together. Our gathering is a time where everyone connecting with our church.

Board of Directors

Va’ad Minahel (Operations Committee)           Ian Brown           Ben Green           Becky Greenwald          Robert Henoch           Gerry Ziering   Va’ad Bikoret (Financial Oversight)         Alan Shuchalter, JD Michael Green Legal Advisors        Jeffrey Rashba, JD…

Shir Hadash on Emek Board of Advisors

Eli Clevs Tova Kramer Reuven Brudner Simon Hammelburger

Amudim Faculty

Rabbi Jonathan Duker: Ra’m, and Rosh Beit Midrash and Educational Programming Dr. Shana Schick: Ra’m Rabbi Uri Goldstein: Mashgiach Ruchani Nedava Sussman: Administrator Yehudit Goldberg: Em Bayit Naomi Schrager Gila Fine Rabbi Jeffrey Saks Rabbi Dr. Jeffrey Wolf: Lecturer  

Daf Yomi

Rabbi Dov Kidron offers our English language daf yomi daily from 9 – 10 AM.  Rabbi Kidron also offers a number of Hebrew language daf yomi’s as well.