Speaker Profile Dr. Bryna J. Levy

Dr. Bryna Jocheved Levy is one of the most esteemed Bible teachers in Israel and throughout the world. She is also a leader in the movement for women's Torah studies, and was the first woman awarded a doctoral degree in Biblical Studies by Yeshiva University. Dr. Levy teaches Bible at Matan: the Women's Institute for Torah Studies in Jerusalem, and Hebrew University's Melton School of Jewish Education. Over the years, Dr. Levy has taught Bible at many well-known institutions, including: Midreshet Moriah, Jerusalem; the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education, Yeshiva University; Michlala-Jerusalem College for Women; Touro College, in the New York and Jerusalem campuses; Yeshiva University High School for Girls, New York; as well as teaching Hebrew Language at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Her lectures world-wide, her articles in the field of Bible and her websites, including "Scripture Envisioned: The Bible Through the Eyes of Rembrandt," (www.jewishhistory.com); "Visions and Voices: Women Creating Jewish Life Through the Ages," (www.visionsvoices.org); and "Women and Wonder: A Hanukkah Family Website" (http://cojs.org/women) are examples of Torah artistry at its best.

Dr. Levy is the mother of six and lives in Jerusalem.