Director and Rabbi of B'not Ruth
Rebbetzin Chana Bracha Siegelbaum, a native of Denmark, is Founder and Director of Midreshet B’erot Bat Ayin: Holistic Torah Education for Women on the Land. She holds a Bachelor of Education in Bible and Jewish Philosophy from Michlala Jerusalem College for Women, and a Masters of Art in Jewish History from Touro College. Rebbetzin Chana Bracha creates curricula emphasizing women's spiritual empowerment through traditional Torah values. In 2010 she published her first book, Women at the Crossroads: A Woman’s Perspective on the Weekly Torah Portion. In addition, Rebbetzin Chana Bracha practices and teaches EmunaHealing as a gifted spiritual healer through emuna, tefila and energy work. Hundreds of women come to learn from Rebbetzin Chana Bracha in Israel and during her annual North America Tour. She has a married son and several granddaughters, and lives with her husband and younger son on the land of the Judean hills, in Israel.
Rabbi Yosef Benarroch, Rabbi
Born in Tangiers, Morocco, Rabbi Benarroch moved along with his family to Winnipeg, Canada at a young age. He graduated from the Jewish high school there and went on to the University of Manitoba where he received a BA in Physical Education and a degree in education. He moved to Israel where he spent nine years in Yeshiva studies attending the well known Mercaz Harav Yeshiva. He received his Semicha (Rabbinic ordination) at The Harry Fischel Institute. For nine years he served as the Rabbi of Congregation Beth Hamidrash, the Sephardic synagogue of Vancouver, Canada. He also served as the head of the Rabbinical Association of Vancouver, and was a member of the Vancouver Bet Din. Rabbi Benarroch brings a love for Judaism along with a warm and open approach to Midreshet B'erot. He lives in Efrat with his wife Elana and their seven children.