Rabbi David Debow is Director of Midreshet Emunah v’Omanut, a Midrasha that combines Torah study with creative growth in music and the arts. Rabbi Debow infuses his classes and his Midrasha with relevance and creativity. His belief is that students frwo religiously and spiritually when they access and incorporate the creative, soulfoul part of themselves in their religious and spiritual growth. Rabbi Debow served as teacher, Miashgiach Ruchani and Principal of Fuchs Mizrachi High School in Cleveland before making Aliya to Israel. In Israel he taught in Midreshet Harovah, Midreshet Lindenbaum, Michlelet Orot and boys Yeshiva High before opening Midreshet Emunah v’Omanut under the auspices of Emunah of America. Rabbi Debow is a Graduate of Yeshivat Har Etzion, Yeshiva University and Ursuline College. He has also taught in Pardes.
Dr Yocheved Debow is the author of the ground breaking book, Talking about Intimacy and Sexuality: A Guide for Orthodox Jewish Parents. Dr. Debow holds a doctorate from Bar Ilan University’s School of Education. Her research focuses on sexuality and intimacy education in the Modern Orthodox Community. Together with her colleague, Dr. Anna Woloski-Wruble and with the support of Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future, she has published Life Values and Intimacy Education: Health Education for the Jewish School (grades 3-8). In addition, she has authored a Life Values and Intimacy Curriculum for Jewish High Schools which is currently in use in Day Schools across North America, the United Kingdom, Australia, and in Israel. Dr. Debow holds an MA in child clinical and school psychology and a BA in psychology and education, both from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. While living in Cleveland Ohio she was head of the Women’s Bet Midrash of the Torat Tzion Kollel.
Dr. Debow is the Academic Principal at Midreshet Emunah v’Omanut. She speaks about various areas of Judaism and parenting, talking to children about sexuality and raising Orthodox children in a remarkably unorthodox world. In addition she speaks in various areas of Tanach.
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