This year we will have the pleasure to host two prominent scholars-in-residence: Alex Corcias (Venezuela) and Rav Yaakov Cohen (Chicago).
Alex Corcias was born in Caracas, Venezuela (1980) to a warm family of Marrocan inmigrants. Graduated in Administrative Sciences from the Metropolitan University, where he received honorable mention for his study work on Entrepreneurship.
For more than a decade he dedicated to study in Yeshivot and Kolelim in Israel (Aish Hatorah, Binyan Olam, Yeshivat Mir). He graduated from the Rabbi Program in Education of the Ner le Elef World Organization. He served as a writer for the TaShema Project for 3 years.
- Alex has touch hundreds of hearts in all his programs. He served as a counselor at the Coach Hatodaa Coaching School in Israel and is certified as a Life Coach and Lecturer by the Israeli NLP Center and the US NFNLP. He has shared his workshops “Activate all your Power” and “Discover your Greatness” with young people from Argentina, Panama, Chile, Mexico and Venezuela.
He currently lives in Bet Shemesh with his wife Liseth and their children. He offers advice and gives workshops focused on Coaching with Purpose and Passion. In addition, he participates as Manager of the Hayeladim Shelanu Organization, which offers advanced Neuroscience programs in schools in Israel.
Alex is also the author of the book Purpose: The central axis of an exciting life and the Online Course How to overcome your fears and take control of your life. And the Founder of a Coaching P&P (Porpuse and Passion), a unique combination of Jewish Wisdom and Coaching techniques to get clarity and energy for an extraordinary life.
Rabbi Yechiel Weisz Cohen was born in Zurich, Switzerland to a prestigious rabbinic family. After studying in Europe he moved to Israel to continue his education at Yeshiva Toras Moshe and later at Yeshiva Mir under Rabbi Shmuelevitz.
He received his Rabbinic ordination while studying for his teaching degree in educational psychology.
Rabbi Weisz was the Co-Founder of ACE Israel, a dynamic High school for the spirited teen. Rabbi Weisz is known for his warmth and understanding of human nature, his deep and inspirational classes, as well as his love for music, sports, and nature.
He lives in Ramat Bet Shemesh with his wife Malka Leah and his five children.