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All-Star Cast of Scholars 2020

Rabbi Gideon Black is the Director of Professional Recruitment and Leadership Development for OU-JLIC, where he positions and mentors rabbinic couples on college campuses across North America and Israel. Previously, Rabbi Black served as the OU-JLIC Rabbi at NYU's Bronfman Center from 2011-2015. Rabbi Black has a law degree from University College London, an MA in Jewish Philosophy from YU-Revel, Semikha from YU-RIETS and completed Columbia Business School's Developing Leaders Program. He has served as a summer rabbi at the Jewish Center of Atlantic Beach for the last two years and is an avid golfer and soccer fan. 

RABBI ARI LAMM is the Special Advisor to the President of Yeshiva University and works on all matters concerning the University’s mission, vision and intellectual and philosophical initiatives. Rabbi Lamm received his BA from YU, an MA as a Fulbright Scholar in Jewish Studies and Eastern Christianity from University College London, and an MA in Religion from Princeton University. Most recently he was Resident Scholar at Manhattan’s Jewish Center. Currently pursuing his PhD in ancient Judaism and Christianity at Princeton, Rabbi Lamm is founding editor and contributor at, an Executive Committee member of Global Unites and a Wexner Graduate Fellow in Jewish Studies.

DR. JAY A. MAZEL, MD FHRS is a Cardiologist/Electrophysiologist at Medstar Cardiology Associates and served as Director of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Department at Medstar Washington Hospital Center in Washington DC. He received his specialty training at Yale-New Haven Hospital & won the ACC Young Investigators award for his research in cardiac arrhythmias. He is the co-author of Cardiology Emergencies and a dynamic speaker. Dr. Mazel is the medical director of Lasko's very successful New Paradigms in Medicine CME program for healthcare professionals. He also serves as the Lasko Getaway's in-house Doctor.

SHARON MAZEL is the co-author of the New York Times bestselling What to Expect series of 8 books, including the popular What to Expect When You’re Expecting. She is an editor and writer for Sharon’s articles have appeared in The Washington Post, Parenting Magazine, BabyTalk, and many others. A former television news producer and writer at NBC, FOX, and WPIX, Sharon is a graduate of Columbia University’s Barnard College, earned a Masters degree from Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism and was also a Wexner Heritage Fellow. 

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