This year we will have the pleasure to host two prominent scholars-in-residence: Rav David Ergas (México) and Rav Yaakov Cohen (Chicago).
Rav. David Ergas was born and raised in Chile. He graduated from Business School at Chile University.
He received his Smicha directly from Rav Noah Weinberg, Rosh Yeshiva of Aish Hatorah.
He founded the headquarters of Aish HaTorah in San Jose, Costa Rica.
He took the Latin American direction of JSL, leadership program for Jewish youth in Latin America.
In 2015, R. David Ergas became the Director of Morasha in Mexico, to later join the Maguen David community as the youth director.
Rabbi Yaakov Cohen grew up in New York and earned his Bachelors in Psychology, his Rabbinic Ordination and his Masters in Education and Administration; all from Yeshiva University. He now lives in Chicago, IL where he works as the Judaic Studies Principal of Akiba Schechter Jewish Day School and Educational Director at NCSY.