ADIV ZELONY was born and raised in Los Angeles; attended and graduated from the University of Southern California with a BA in International Relations. He spent his junior year abroad in Israel and two weeks after graduation made Aliyah. He served in the Israeli navy for two years and finished his naval career with the rank of sergeant. He met his wife, Rabbi Elana Zelony, while she was studying at Pardes in Jerusalem. He earned his J.D. at Loyola Law School while Rabbi was in rabbinic school. In addition to living in Los Angeles and Jerusalem, Adiv has also spent time in Seattle, San Francisco, and Atlanta. He is the proud father of Nesya and Magen. When not teaching the sixth grade class or playing King Ahasuerus in the CBT Purim spiel, Adiv enjoys writing, photography, and playing with Prince the cat.