Meet The Team

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Rabbi Akiva Weingarten is the founder of "Besht Dresden". He grew up in the ulraorthodox "Satmar" Community  New York.  With end of his twenties he left the ultraorthodox world and found a new home in Germany. Today he is Rabbi in Dresden and Basel. 

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Rosa Schmitthenner - Board Member

Rosa Schmitthenner is a member of the Managing Commitee of Besht Dresden e.V.  Beside this she is working as a MBS Feldenkrais practitioner.

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Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Tikochinski -

Dean

Shlomo Tikochinsky is the dean of the Yeshiva. He has a PhD in "Jewish Thoughts and Jewish History". In Israel he worked as a professor, published several books and articles in the field of Jewish History and worked as a Rabbi.

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Linda Lorenz -
PR & Fundraising

Linda Lorenz studied Journalism and Gender Studies. After several residences in Israel she returned to her home area. Due to her deep inner connection to Judaism and her desire for a more obvious and public Jewish life in Germany she supports "Besht Yeshiva Dresden" e.V. with her work.

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Israel Greenhouse - Personal Development Director

Israel Greenhouse takes care of all the social and psychological issues of our students. He graduated from Jerusalem College, has a Bachelor in Education and Special Education and has many years of experience in education and training.

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Israel Greenhouse - Personal Development Director

Israel Greenhouse takes care of all the social and psychological issues of our students. He graduated from Jerusalem College, has a Bachelor in Education and Special Education and has many years of experience in education and training.

Friendship - it's like homeland.

(Kurt Tucholsky)

Heike Rückert integrates this way of thinking to her work with Besht. She helps the students to find a home in Dresden and in the hearts of the people. As a Christian, she feels very connected to the Jewish faith and culture.

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Volunteer: Social Support

 
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