The success of a training is all dependent on the lecturers. We are fortunate in that many outstanding lecturers, mainly from the Dutch academic world, but also from other countries, are prepared to give of their time and to share their expertise with our students. All are highly reputed specialists in their fields. Most of the lecturers are Jewish. Of those who are not Jewish, almost all have a strong affinity with Judaism and the Jewish community.

Academic Subjects 

Hebrew
Dr. Martin Baasten 
University of Leiden (UL)

Aramaic
Dr. Margaretha Folmer 
University lecturer Aramaic, University of Leiden (UL)
Lecturer Hebrew, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU)

Tanach 
Dr. Jan Fokkelman 
Emeritus Professor Classical Hebrew Literature, 
University of Leiden (UL) 
Rabbi prof. dr. Jonathan Magonet 
Former Principal of the Leo Baeck College, London,
Professor of Tanach

Talmud 
Drs. Leo Mock
University of Amsterdam (UvA)
Rabbijn dr. Tzvi Marx  
Pardes Foundation 

Midrash 
Prof. dr. Irene E. Zwiep 
University of Amsterdam (UvA)
Prof. dr. Albert van der Heide 
University of Leiden (UL)

Parshanut 
Dr. Hannah Neudecker 
University Lecturer Hebrew and Aramaic,
University of Leiden (UL)

Jewish Liturgy 
Rabbi Dr. Yehoram Mazor 
Hebrew Union College, Jerusalem

Modern Hebrew Literature
Dr. Yaniv Hagbi
University of Amsterdam (UvA)

History
Dr. Bart Wallet  
University of Amsterdam (UvA)

Jewish Historiography
Prof. Irene Zwiep
University of Amsterdam (UvA)
Rabbi prof. David B. Ruderman
Professor Modern Jewish History and Director of the Center for 
Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania

Jewish Philosophy
Dr. Reinier Munk 
Professor Modern Jewish Philosophy, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU)

Christianity and the History of Jewish-Christian Relations 
Dr. Johan Vos 
University lecturer New Testament and Judaica,
Faculteit of Theology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU)

Contemporary Jewish-Christian Relations
Dr Simon Schoon
Emeritus Professor, Theological University, Kampen


Vocational Training

Rabbinic Practice 
Rabbi David Lilienthal
Dean, Levisson Instituut

a) Counselling and the Pastoral Conversations
Drs. Corry L.M. van Straten 
Psycho-Medical Centre Parnassia, The Hague 

b) Exploring the Fields of Work 
Dr. Fanny Heymann 
Drs. Carolyn Levisson
 

c) Roles / Systems / Group Dynamics 
Drs. Joost Levy 
p|r|o|Consult, Arnhem

c) Conflict Management
drs. Marga Schreuder  

d) Congregational Dynamics
Drs. Paul Mol

Lecturer Post-HBO-Ipabo, Coach-Interrim Manager 

e) Coaching Portfolio Practice 
Mr. Ite Rümke

e) Professional Individual Supervision
Hans Dresden
Mineke Zwarts-Broekman
Wil de Jong
Sonja Oesterman
Liesbeth de Vries


Intensive Seminars 

Modern Jewish History
Rabbi prof. David B. Ruderman
Professor Modern Jewish History and Director of the Center for 
Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Michael A. Meyer
Hoogleraar Joodse Geschiedenis, (Hebrew Union College-
Jewish Institute of Religion, Cincinnati, V.S.) 

Kabbala en Zohar
Prof. dr. Melila Hellner-Eshed
Hebrew University, Jerusalem
Shalom Hartman Institute, Jerusalem

Islam, Jewish-Muslim Relations
Rabbi prof. dr. Reuven Firestone 
Hebrew Union College, Los Angeles,
Co-director of the Center for Muslim-Jewish 
Engagement. University of Southern California 

Congregational Development
Prof. Samuel Joseph
Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati, V.S.

 
The Rabbinic Theses (all written in English): Subjects and Supervisors 

2008

a) "The Development of the Liturgy in the Dutch Liberal Congregations"
by Marianne van Praag
Drs. Chaya Brasz, 
(independant historian, researcher and writer, Jerusalem)
Dr. Bart Wallet,
 
University of Amsterdam (UvA)
Rabbi Dr. Yehoram Mazor
HUC-JIR Jerusalem

b) "Contemporary Development in Liturgy Composed by Women in Israel"
by Navah-Tehila Livingstone Shmuelit
Rabbi Tamar Duvdevani
HUC-JIR, Jerusalem
Drs. Bart Wallet,
University of Amsterdam (UvA)
(On which tekufa is the cycle of the moon based? Sefer Ha-'Ibbur, Book III, Chapter 5, A Critical Edition)
by Kineret Sittig
Dr. Resianne Smidt van Gelder-Fontaine,
University of Amsterdam (UvA)
Drs. Leo Mock,
University of Amsterdam (UvA)
University of Amsterdam (UvA)
Dr. Wout van Bekkum
Professor of Semitic Languages and Cultures,
Rijksuniversiteit van Groningen,
Member Royal Dutch Society of Sciences (Koninklijke Nederlandse Academie van Wetenschappen (KNAW))

e) "Adolph (Aaron) Jellinek: The Bildungsideal, 19th Century Philosophy and the Kabbalah"
by Tamarah Benima
Dr. Irene Zwiep,
hoofd van de Leerstoelgroep Hebreeuwse, Aramese en Syrische talen en culturen aan de UvA,
Voorzitter Academische Commissie, Levisson Instituut.
Drs. Leo Mock,
University of Amsterdam (UvA)

2012

by Ira W. Goldberg
Rabbi Dr. Yehoram Mazor
HUC-JIR Jerusalem
Rabbi David Lilienthal
Dean, Levisson Instituut
Emeritus Rabbi, Liberaal Joodse Gemeente Amsterdam
Rabbi Awraham Soetendorp  
Emeritus Rabbi, Liberaal Joodse Gemeente Den Haag