Shimon Lerner teaches physics at the JCT Lev Academic Center. Born in New York, he moved with his family to Israel while he was a young boy. Upon graduating high school, he entered the Atudah program of the IDF, studying for a degree in electro-optics at Machon Lev and afterwards serving as an officer.
He received his PhD from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in the field of condensed matter physics, under the supervision of Professor Yuri Feldman. During his formative years he studied Torah under Rabbi Natan Bar Haim of JCT and under Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein, of blessed memory. Residing in Jerusalem with his wife and children, he regularly teaches a variety of topics in both Halacha, and Torah and science in his local synagogue. He now teaches at the JCT Lev Academic Center, where he sees it as both a mission and a privilege to impart to his students the methods of critical scientific thinking.