Scholars in Residence

2021-22 Scholars in Residence in Jewish Law

R. Yonatan Cohen

R. Cohen serves as a Rabbinic Mentor for Yeshivat Chovevei Torah rabbinical students and is a Mentor to Kevah Teaching Fellows. He serves on the founding board of Kevah, and is a founding advisory board member of the Merkavah Torah Institute. R. Cohen holds a BA in Philosophy from McGill University in Montreal, and received rabbinic ordination for Yeshivat Chovevei Torah. Additionally, he is a Sr. Fellow of the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem.


R. Joshua Ladon

Rabbi Joshua Ladon is the Director of Education for the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, where he guides the content and curriculum of national and regional programs to help to ensure our cutting-edge offerings speak to the realities of the Jewish community and the challenges of the Jewish people. Prior to Hartman, he served as the Dean of Student and Jewish Life at the Jewish Community High School of the Bay. Joshua received a BA from Washington University in St. Louis and subsequently lived in Jerusalem for seven years, completing an MA in Jewish Thought at Tel Aviv University.


Ariel Evan Mayse

Ariel Evan Mayse joined the faculty of Stanford University in 2017 as an assistant professor in the Department of Religious Studies, after previously serving as the Director of Jewish Studies and Visiting Assistant Professor of Modern Jewish Thought at Hebrew College in Newton, Massachusetts, and a research fellow at the Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies of the University of Michigan. He holds a Ph.D. in Jewish Studies from Harvard University and rabbinic ordination from Beit Midrash Har’el in Israel.