David, a well seasoned and widely travelled performing musician and educator, is charmed and captivated by the sound and history of the ukulele. He has studied and performed in Paris, Israel and all over Australia with many top musicians and entertainers and has a wide range of expertise in many styles of music including klezmer, Gypsy jazz, French musette, jazz and rock. A long time member of groups including Klezmania and Belle Musette and an accomplished solo artist, he enjoys arranging Jewish, musette, jazz and other genres of tunes for the ukulele.
Ittay Flescher is the Plus61J Jerusalem Correspondent and the Education Director at Kids4Peace Jerusalem. A former teacher at the Adass Israel school, he has attended over 20 court dates in the Malka Leifer trial with both a personal and professional interest. As an insightful educator with a strong sense of justice, Ittay hopes his courses will comfort the troubled and trouble the comfortable.
Shneur Reti-Waks was born in Israel and grew up in Australia from age six. He spent 10 years deeply and happily studying at Rabbinical Colleges of Chabad in Melbourne, Montreal, Brooklyn, and Israel. He studied for six years at Monash University and completed an honours degree in philosophy. In 2010 became the rabbi of a fledgling modern orthodox congregation in East Hawthorn, Ark Centre. After a decade of loving labour growing that community, in 2020 he decided the time was right to step down from an orthodox position and become an independent rabbi, a rabbi without borders. He aims to connect people to their spirituality minus the dogma.