Dr. Thomas J. Driscoll has been an instructor in the Rochester Kollel since 2001. He is a retired Catholic deacon, an independent Holocaust researcher and zealous fan of the NY Yankees and Drum Corps International. 

Ayala Emmett is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of Rochester, her published work includes text analysis; Emmett is the recipient of the Society for Humanistic Anthropology Fiction Award, Students Teaching Award; she served as Anthropology Editor of the journal Sex Roles and as reviewer for numerous journals. Her current research is on the intersection of social justice/social media.

Andrea Evans is a Certified Clinical Holistic Health and Nutrition Counselor and a Certified Applied Kinesiologist. This will be her second time teaching with The Rochester Kollel.

Elliot Fix has held a variety of positions serving individuals with developmental disabilities for over 40 years. He is the past recipient of the Jan Katz Grinspoon Award for Excellence in Jewish Education, a national honor presented by the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester. The Jewish Living Program, which he developed, is now in its 18th year.

Andrea Gluckman is an expert on policy, culture, education, and languages of the Middle East. She has worked as a diplomatic advisor, professor, and writer at Harvard University, the University of the Middle East, and the University of Rochester.

Barbara Grosh studies Mussar with The Mussar Institute. She has been trained by TMI to facilitate this class. She is a co-founder of Everyone Matters and prolific volunteer in local Tikkun Olam efforts.

Dr. Joseph Kelly retired from full-time teaching after 37 years. For 11 years, he was Professor of Hebrew Scriptures at St. Bernard’s Seminary on Lake Avenue in Rochester and then served for 26 years as Professor of Religious Studies at Nazareth College. Now he devotes his time to teaching Adult Education courses in Scripture and Religious Studies in various parishes and congregations in the Rochester and Upstate areas.

Orna Korn was born and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel. She teaches Hebrew, Judaica and Israeli culture to both young and adult students. She is currently teaching at Temple B’rith Kodesh Religious School.

Rabbi Kelly Levy is the Associate Rabbi at Temple B’rith Kodesh. She was ordained from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion New York Campus in 2014. Rabbi Levy is originally from San Antonio, Texas and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Texas Tech University.
David Orange
is a Jewish spiritual leader and educator serving the Jewish community of Rochester. David has been a member of Temple B'rith Kodesh for over 30 years and currently teaches 5th Grade in the Religious School. David also serves the Jewish residents of St. John's Meadows and St. John's Home as spiritual leader and educator. His greatest joy comes from serving the residents at The Jewish Home of Rochester and St. John's Meadows.

Jenna Silpe, BA, St John Fisher College, is a lifelong Rochester resident and mother of three. She enjoys reading, watching her kids play drums in marching band, and discussing religion and politics.

Gene Spiro, MEd., has been teaching Hebrew, religious school and music at TBK for over 30 years. She is a member of TBK’s adult choirs and the Rochester Jewish Chorale.
Juleen Squires
is a member of Temple B’rith Kodesh and has been playing Mah Jongg since 1999. She has taught the game to a variety of people over the years. She taught other classes and seminars while working as an Industrial Designer at DuPont.
Rabbi Peter Stein,
MAHL, is the Senior Rabbi at Temple B’rith Kodesh. He came to Rochester after serving Temple Sinai in Cranston, RI and Rodef Shalom Congregation in Pittsburgh, PA. His rabbinate is defined by a love of teaching and learning.