Senior Leadership

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Rabbi Itzhak Shapira

Shaliach Tzibbur

Tzahi (Itzhak) Shapira was born and raised in a traditional Sephardic Jewish home in Israel.

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Heather Tsitsi Masiyiwa

President of Shuvu Africa

Tsitsi Masiyiwa is a philanthropist and social entrepreneur devoted to empowering young people in Africa.

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Pastor Matt McKeown

Uri Program Director

Pastor Matt McKeown is the Associate Pastor at the UBIC in Holly Hill, FL. 

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Dr. Douglas A. Wheeler

Academic Dean of Uri

Dr. Wheeler has an earned Ph.D. from California Graduate School of Theology and an earned Th.D. from Florida Theological Seminary.

Teaching Staff

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Dylan White

Director of Education

Dylan has an advanced degree in Jewish Studies & Hebrew. He currently serves as a teaching assistant (T.A.) to the Shaliach Tzibbur.

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Eldad Keynan

Instructor of Jewish History

Eldad Keynan was born in Israel and has a M.A. on Jewish History from Haifa University. 

Shuvu Staff Africa

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Ishmael Siringwani

Shuvu Africa Branch
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Praise Benguzana

Shuvu Africa Branch

Shuvu Staff Global

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Noah Bearden

Head of Media Production

Noah is a talented video editor and is responsible for all video production and post-production.

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Carlos Mendoza

Web Infrastructure & Design

Carlos is a Web Designer with 10+ years of experience in app/web development.

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Jaxon Edwards

Administrative Assistant & Publishing Manager

Jaxon works as an administrative assistant and manages the creation and publishing of resources.

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Jeff Blumenthal

Head of Software Development

Jeff is a Software Architect with 30+ years of experience in IT architecture and software development.