* This is a partial listing of speakers from both past and upcoming programs.
Availability for the 2017 program will be finalised in the fall based on availability and program requirements.
- In 1996 Jim (with his wife Carol) formed Lightcatcher Productions in Dallas, Texas, allowing them to pursue their love of filmmaking, in consonance with their interests in history and archaeology. Their resume includes commercial, industrial, documentary and feature film experience.
Jim served as one of the producers for the Fox-Lorber series Quest: Search for the Ark of the Covenant shot on location in Israel. Under the Lightcatcher Productions banner, Jim and Carol have produced:
• Treasures of the Copper Scroll
• Riddle of the Exodus
• The Ezekiel Airship
Jim spent over 25 years in broadcasting, serving as producer for the highly rated Mark Davis Show on WBAP radio and a wide variety of other media experience. Today he is a frequent guest on radio talk-shows, and lectures around the world. Carol is a professional photographer and graphic artist and is currently the driving force behind Lightcatcher Books.Watch Video Here…https://vimeo.com/57330572
- Mickey Osband is an archaeological fellow at the Zinman Institute of Archaeology at Haifa University and a lecturer at Ohalo and Tel Hai Colleges in Israel. He is the director of the excavation of a Roman period Jewish village at Khirbet Majduliyya. His areas of research interest include the material culture, economy, and settlement history of the Golan and the Galilee in the Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine periods. He specializes in analytical studies mainly dealing with production, distribution, and dating of pottery vessels f, especially chemical composition analysis and micromorphological analysis of archaeological materials and sediments. He also investigates archaeological sites and materials in relation to soils, landscape and geology. Mickey group up in Boston. He and his wife Ayla live in the Moshav Natur on the Golan woth their five children.
Barnea Levi Selavan
- ...native of Chicago, Illinois, worked in public relations for many years, primarily for the Jerusalem Reclamation Project in the Old City of Jerusalem. He received rabbinic ordination from the late Rabbi Y. Ruderman of the Ner Israel College in Baltimore and from the Hebrew Institute of California. Rabbi Selavan recently completed his undergraduate degree in archaeology and received his "teudat chofer" (excavator’s credential). He is currently working on his Masters degree and is a sought-after lecturer, tour guide and educator. He specializes in Jerusalem’s Old City and the Western Wall excavations, and is the author of the successful book, “Tzaddik's Guide to Jerusalem's Old City.” Selavan also serves also serves as co-host of LandMinds - an international internet podcast (formerly broadcast live on Israel National Radio).
Barnea Selavan working with teachers in San Diego 2014
Barnea Selavan speaking at KINS in Chicago 2012