our mission

The Allegra Franco Women’s Bet Midrash and Teaching Fellowship was created to enhance and advance Torah Study within our community.
Our Teaching Fellowship gives those looking to teach the tools and support they need to become master Judaic Studies educators.
Our Bet Midrash is open to all those looking to further their Judaic Studies scholarship.

our Staff

Our Rosh Bet Midrash, Rabbi Albert Setton, also serves as the Rav Yeshivah of Yeshivat Barkai and the assistant Rabbi in Congregation Magen David of West Deal. He is a graduate of the Sephardic Rabbinical College, having studied under Rabbi Alouf and Rabbi Sutton for seven years. Upon his graduation from Yeshiva of Flatbush High School, he attended Yeshivat Birkat Moshe in Ma’aleh Adumim for two years. Rabbi Setton is passionate about teaching the timeless values of our Torah and explaining their relevance and meaning in our modern lives. He currently resides in Oakhurst, NJ with his wife Yaffa and five children.


Rabbi Albert Setton

Head of Bet Midrash

Stephanie Dweck

Director of Professional Development

Stephanie Dweck has a BA in Mathematics from Macaulay Honors at Brooklyn college and is working towards her Masters in Mathematics Education from Brooklyn College Graduate School. Currently Stephanie is teaching mathematics at Yeshivah of Flatbush High School. She is passionate about Judaic Studies and takes advantage of any opportunity she has to learn.

During the summer of 2018 Stephanie joined the Tebah team as an editor of Rabbi Shamah’s Recalling the Covenant Excerpted commentary on Debarim. She took part in the first cohort of Sephardic Synagogue’s Fellowship where she had the opportunity to explore various aspects of Women in Halacha and further her love for immersing in Torah studies.


Allegra Ashear Franco, A”H was born in Aleppo, Syria. While running a business and raising a family, Mrs. Franco instilled the importance of obtaining an excellent Torah and secular education, in her children and grandchildren. This was consistent with her precious Sephardic culture; a part of which she conveyed through her emphasis on understanding the weekly Parasha and by attending synagogue every Shabbat. The Allegra Franco Women’s Bet Midrash and Teaching Fellowship Program will continue to reflect Mrs. Franco’s values and beliefs.

Mrs. Allegra Ashear Franco A”H


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