Rabbi Dr. Aubrey Glazer serves as Senior Rabbi at the Jewish Community Center of Harrison, New York. A native of Toronto, Canada,Glazer holds a B.A. in French Language and Literature (University of Toronto, 1994), an M.A. in Jewish Philosophy (Jewish Theological Seminary Graduate School), and a Ph.D. in Hebrew Hermeneutics (University of Toronto). His research is part of a larger commitment to revitalizing Hebrew culture and civilization. His publications include scholarly studies and annotated translations included in: Hebrew Studies: A Journal Devoted to Hebrew Language and Literature; Kabbalah: A Journal for the Study of Mystical Texts; God’s Voice From the Void: Old & New Studies in Bratzlav Hasidism; Ariel: The Israeli Review of Arts and Letters, and Jerusalem International Poets Festival Anthology.
Elyssa Wortzman, an attorney and visual artist, has experience teaching and creating community programming for children and adults in the New York and Toronto Jewish Community. Her exuberant paintings reach out and envelop the viewer in her color-saturated world. Her work shows a refreshing ability to move from the representational to the expressive to the abstract with strength and equanimity. Wortzman's work can be found in corporate and private collections in Toronto, New York and Paris. Wortzman has developed her craft through teaching and the inspiration derived from working intensively in close communion with other artists.