Igor Irtenyev

Popular Russian poet, journalist

Born in Moscow in 1947, Igor is one of the most important representatives of the contemporary Russian poetry with ironic trends. He graduated from the Leningrad Institute of Cinema. He worked on TV, for the newspaper “Moskovsky Komsomolets”, was the chief editor of the satirical magazine “Zhvanetski’s shop”. Igor is also a member of the Union of Journalists of the […]

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Elena Korotaeva

Life Coach

Elena Korotaeva grew up in Moscow, Russia. She graduated from the Moscow Linguistic University with a Master’s degree, and for a number of years, worked as translator for scientific negotiations in the Institute of Genetics, Moscow and in Cambridge, England. In 1991, Korotaeva moved to Israel, and lived there for 9 years working as an EngIish teacher at […]

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Yakov Palatnik

Rabbi, Jewish Educator

Rabbi Yakov Palatnik is originally from Chicago. Like most of us, he had the classic “twice-a-year” synagogue experience, and was part of the “13-and- Out” club at his Bar Mitzvah.  As a young adult, he traveled through Europe and then to Israel.  There, he discovered the vibrancy and relevancy of Judaism.  He studied for 10 years […]

Max Wallace

Max Wallace

Author, documentary filmmaker

Max Wallace is the author of “In the name of humanity”, a book about the the secret deal that ended the Holocaust. Max Wallace spent 17 years investigating the people and the secret deals that led to the Nazis destroying the major instruments of mass murder at Auschwitz and other death camps in the waning months of […]

Marina Feldman

Marina Feldman

Painter, Artist, Teacher

Marina is the daughter of an internationally known artist Arkady Remennik, who is a member of the Russian League of Artists, and author of the only patent in the art field in the USSR, called “the paper engraving technique”. He learned from famous masters such as Goncharov and Farovsky, Arkady has also designed and illustrated more than […]


Vassili Schedrin

Post-Doctoral Fellow in Jewish Studies at Queen’s University

Vassili received PhD in Modern Jewish History from Brandeis University in 2010. Since then, he taught Jewish history at many campuses in North America and overseas, including Virginia Tech, Ohio University, Franklin and Marshall College, University of Florida, and St. Petersburg State University in Russia. His first book—Jewish Souls, Bureaucratic Minds. Jewish Bureaucracy and Policymaking […]


Lori Palatnik

Jewish educator, writer, international speaker. Founding Director of The Jewish Women's Renaissance Project.

Lori Palatnik is a writer and Jewish educator, who has appeared on television and radio, and is the author of several books. Her latest, “Turn Your Husband Into Your Soul Mate” is available in bookstores now. She is a much sought-after international speaker, having lectured in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, U.K., Central America, South America, […]


Ezra Levant

Human rights activist, author, TV host, founder of The Rebel Media

Ezra Levant is a human rights activist, author, TV host and dad. He is not to everyone’s taste. In 2014, Ezra was chosen as the “most irritating Canadian” by the Globe and Mail’s TV critic. The Globe’s readers were less discriminating, voting Ezra “the biggest name in Canadian broadcasting”. In the 2014 Hill Times survey […]


Jake Hirsch-Allen

Startup and intellectual property lawyer, entrepreneur

Jake currently works with students, staff and faculty at Canada’s universities and governments to leverage Lynda.com and LinkedIn to achieve their academic, professional and workforce development goals. He also tries to further LinkedIn’s vision to create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce via its Economic Graph. Jake is a formerly startup and […]

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