Rabbi Pesach Wolicki
Rabbi Pesach Wolicki served as the Associate Director of the Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding & Cooperation (CJCUC) and authored a devotional on Psalm 113-118 (known as Hallel) entitled Cup of Salvation published by CJCUC.
Rabbi Wolicki has been a guest lecturer in churches, Christian colleges and seminaries across the United States and Canada. His columns and commentaries on the topic of Jewish-Christian relations appear regularly in Israeli media. He is known and appreciated for his engaging, welcoming, and interactive teaching style.
Prior to joining CJCUC, Rabbi Wolicki served for twelve years as Dean of Yeshivat Yesodei HaTorah, a post secondary academy of higher Torah learning. He is widely respected in the world of Jewish education as an innovator. He is known and appreciated for his engaging, welcoming, and interactive teaching style. He is a regular lecturer at the CJCUC weekly Bible study programs hosted at the Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem.
Previously, Rabbi Wolicki served as a communal rabbi in Fairfield, Connecticut and Newport News, Virginia. He is currently writing a commentary of the Hallel Psalms which will be published in the fall of 2017. Rabbi Wolicki and his wife Kate live in Beth Shemesh with their eight children.
A Bible commentator and op-ed contributor both Charisma, The Jerusalem Post and Times of Israel, David Nekrutman currently serves as the Executive Director for The Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding & Cooperation (CJCUC) in Jerusalem, Israel. In this capacity, Mr. Nekrutman is breaking new ground in leading the first ever Orthodox Jewish institution to dialogue with Christians on a religious and theological basis. He also launched the Day to Praise in 2015, creating a global movement of Christians joining Jews on Israel’s Independence Day to recite Psalms 113-118 (Hallel).
Prior to his work with CJCUC, Mr. Nekrutman served as the Director of Christian Affairs for the Consulate General of Israel in New York. He was instrumental in the successful launching of The Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem, The Israel Experience, The Christian Jerusalem Day Banquet, and The Watchman on the Wall program with Reverend Robert Stearns of Eagles Wings, resulting in millions of Christians praying & supporting Israel and the Jewish people.
Prior to his calling in the field of Jewish-Christian relations, Mr. Nekrutman’s professional career ranged from working for the City Council of New York as a Legislative Analyst to e-marketing for a major high tech company in Israel. He received a Bachelors of Arts in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania. In 2018, Mr. Nekrutman received a Masters from the Graduate School of Theology at Oral Roberts University. His thesis work is in the Hebraic Roots of the Holy Spirit.