Eliezer Diamond is the Rabbi Judah Nadich Associate Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics at JTS. Dr. Diamond teaches courses in Rabbinic Literature and introductory, intermediate, and advanced Talmud. He has taught in a variety of settings, including Stern College, the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, the 92nd Street Y, and several Ramah camps. Dr. Diamond was ordained at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary of Yeshiva University, and received his doctorate in Talmud from JTS.
Walter Herzberg is an assistant professor of Bible and Professional and Pastoral Skills at JTS. Dr. Herzberg teaches Bible and Bible Commentary in The Rabbinical School of JTS, and guides students in the reading of the Bible by using a methodological approach and integrating modern, literary close-reading techniques with the study of traditional commentary. He also teaches an advanced-level course in Traditional Biblical Exegesis. Dr. Herzberg was a student of Nehama Leibowitz, and earned his PhD in Bible and Near Eastern Studies from New York University.
William Friedman is the director of the Matthew Eisenfeld and Sara Duker Beit Midrash at JTS and the founding director of Nishma: A Summer of Torah Study in the JTS Beit Midrash. He is also an adjunct instructor of Talmud and Rabbinics at JTS, where he teaches rabbinical students and undergraduates, as well as an instructor of Talmud and Halakhah at the Academy for Jewish Religion. He previously served as the rosh kollel and rosh beit midrash of the Northwoods Kollel at Camp Ramah in Wisconsin, and has taught in a wide variety of adult education settings. He earned his MA in Talmud and Rabbinics from JTS, and has studied at the Conservative Yeshiva, Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, and the Pardes Kollel. He will receive rabbinic ordination from Rabbi Daniel Landes.
Iscah Waldman teaches Talmud and Rabbinic Literature at the Solomon Schechter High School of Long Island, where she is piloting a beit midrash program for the 10th grade. She has taught in a variety of other rabbinics-loving locales, including AJR and the Artists' Beit Midrash in Teaneck, New Jersey, and is the founder of Yad HaYotzer, which brings unique Jewish art workshops to Hebrew schools. Iscah earned a BA in Talmud, an MA in Midrash, and rabbinic ordination from JTS, as well as a BA in Ancient Studies from Columbia University. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Education and Jewish Studies at New York University, focusing on the teaching of Midrash. She lives in Teaneck with her husband Matt and two children.