Dr. Gregory Hagg
|Professor of Bible Exposition
Program Director, Charles L. Feinberg Center (Talbot, New York Extension)
Dr. Hagg specializes in Hebrew and Judaic studies and has taught numerous courses focusing on both Old and New Testaments books. His knowledge of Jewish History provides him with insight that enables him to add depth to the courses in the M.Div. in Messianic Jewish Studies, the degree offered through the Charles L. Feinberg Center.Dr. Hagg’s role as Program Director includes teaching, hiring and overseeing faculty, as well as overall program development. Prior to joining Talbot, he served as Chairman of the Department of Bible and Theology at Somerset Christian College in New Jersey. At the same college, he served as Vice President for Academic Affairs, and was the Director of Institutional Planning at Zarephath Bible Institute.In addition to serving as professor of Bible Exposition at Talbot, he also serves as Vice President for Academic Advancement with Chosen People Ministries, an evangelical outreach to Jewish people with headquarters in New York.
Dr. Mitch Glaser
|Professor of Christian Ministry and Leadership
Dr. Mitch Glaser was born into a nominally Orthodox Jewish home in New York City at a time when views on life, death and religion were beginning to undergo major changes in American Society. His religious roots, fragile at best, were soon lost after his Bar Mitzvah to the excitement and energy of the 1960s. After dropping out of college in 1970, Dr. Glaser moved to California and was introduced to various Eastern religions which while intriguing him did not answer the questions of his soul. After two of his closest friends received Jesus as Messiah, Dr. Glaser was introduced to the message that Jesus was the Jewish Messiah. Following a thorough investigation of the Old and New Testament along with studying the Messianic prophecies, Dr. Glaser himself received Jesus as his Messiah in November of 1970.
Almost immediately after becoming a believer, Dr. Glaser became involved with what was then the West Coast branch of Chosen People Ministries (formerly known as the American Board of Mission to the Jews). This was the beginning of a thirty-five year ministry that has included working with such Messianic missions as Jews for Jesus and Ariel Ministries. Since 1997, Dr. Glaser has served as president of Chosen People Ministries – one of the oldest and largest Messianic missions in the United States. Chosen People Ministries was established in 1894 by Hungarian immigrant, Rabbi Leopold Cohn, and today is worldwide with missionaries in nine countries around the world including the United States, Germany and Israel.
Dr. Glaser has been extensively involved in Jewish evangelism in several countries, and was instrumental in helping to establish a congregation among Russian Jewish immigrants in New York. He is an alumnus of Northeastern Bible College, holds a Master of Divinity degree in Bible from Talbot Theological Seminary and a Ph. D. in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary School of World Mission. He is the co-recipient of Christianity Today magazine’s Award of Merit in the Apologetics/Evangelism category for 2009, for the book To The Jew First: The Case for Jewish Evangelism in Scripture and History, co-edited with Darrell Bock. He is also the co-author of The Fall Feasts of Israel with his wife.He also authored Isaiah 53 Explained: This Chapter Will Change your Life and most recently co-edited with Darrell Bock The People, the Land and the Future of Israel: Israel and the Jewish People in the Plan of God. He has written many articles for the Christian periodicals and has taught at leading evangelical schools such as Fuller Theological Seminary and Moody Bible Institute. Dr. Glaser is also a musician, composer and gifted teacher. The Glasers have two adult daughters.
Dr. Richard Flashman
|Associate Professor of Practical Theology
Dr. Richard H. Flashman is an Associate Professor at the Talbot School of Theology extension campus in Brooklyn, NY ( The Charles Feinberg Center for Messianic Jewish Studies). He also serves as the lead planter and pastor for one of the only English speaking Messianic congregations in Brooklyn, NY. Previous to that he served for over 27 years as the lead pastor for two Evangelical Free Churches in Connecticut, USA. During that time, he taught and trained pastors, church planters, and missionaries, at the Bible College level, in Russia, India, and Thailand.
|Instructor of New Testament Greek
Robert Walter is a graduate of the Charles L. Feinberg Center and in addition to teaching Greek courses, he also serves as the Brooklyn Branch Director for Chosen People Ministries and co-leads Beth Sar Shalom Brooklyn, a Messianic congregation plant that meets in the Feinberg Center building. He is married with two children and plans to pursue a Ph.D. in the near future.
Dr. Zhava Glaser
|Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies
Dr. Glaser teaches entry-level Biblical Hebrew as a living, spoken language, as well as advanced Hebrew exegesis courses in Old Testament (Torah, Neviim and Ketuvim). She also teaches Jewish History and Jewish Ethics, and is an editor and the co-author of the Fall Feasts of Israel published by Moody Press.
Born in Argentina to Jewish parents, Dr. Glaser has traveled widely throughout the world. She speaks fluent Spanish, English, Portuguese, and Hebrew, and has a reading knowledge of French, Catalan and Ladino.
Dr. Glaser is a member in good standing of the Association of Jewish Studies, the National Association of Professors of Hebrew, and the Evangelical Theological Society.