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First Covenant Foundation Directors

Michael Dallen, executive director and editor in chief, founded First Covenant together with J.E. Saunders and Rabbi Michael Katz. An attorney and writer, born Jewish, who became bar mitzvah as a Conservative Jew, he began treating Israel's Torah Covenant (the Covenant of Sinai) completely seriously only after learning of the Universal Covenant. He wrote Rainbow Covenant: Torah and the Seven Universal Laws

MDallen @ 1stcovenant.com
Michael Ellias Dallen
First Covenant Foundation

2400 Woodstock Dr., Ste 1-A
Detroit, MI   48203-1061
(313) 891-1920


Rev. Jack Saunders, director and vice-chair, was a Baptist pastor when he began studying the Torah. He is the president and lector (principal teacher) of Frazier's Chapel, near Cleveland, Tennessee. A devout Torah-student and teacher, a life-long student of Scripture (and an expert on Christian theology and church history), he helped write Rainbow Covenant.

JSaunders @ 1st covenant.com
Jack E. Saunders
3340 Littlejohn Circle
Cleveland, TN 37323
(423) 559-2121


Rabbi Michael Katz, our third founding director, has served as a rabbinic adviser to Noahides since 1989 (In CNN's words, he was "the guru to the goyim.") Rabbi Katz worked with Michael Dallen and Jack Saunders on Rainbow Covenant and has provided First Covenant with rabbinic supervision - including pre-reviewing each issue of Covenant Connection - from the beginning. Rabbi Katz began his professional career in South Africa; he received semicha (rabbinic ordination) from Yeshiva Ner Israel in Baltimore. A revered kiruv ("outreach") rabbi, Torah-teacher, businessman and writer, he lives in Miami, Florida with his wife, Toby (daughter of Ohr Sameyach's late Rabbi Nachman Bulman, of blessed memory), and their children, Shai, Naomi and Shifra.

RMKatz @ 1stcovenant.com
Rabbi Michael Katz
5650 Stirling Road
Hollywood, FL 33021
(954) 964-4288

Professor Robert E. Buxbaum became a First Covenant director back in 2013. A husband and father, engineer, scientist, life-long Torah-student and Torah-teacher, Dr. Buxbaum studied philosophy and chemical engineering at Cooper Union in New York City and earned a doctorate in engineering from Princeton University. He lives just outside Detroit in Oak Park, Michigan.

REBuxbaum @ 1st covenant . com
Dr. Robert E. Buxbaum
REB Research and Consulting Co.
Oak Park, MI 48237
(248) 545-0155

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The First Covenant Foundation exists to share and spread knowledge of the sheva mitzvot b'nei No'ach, the Seven Commandments of the Universal Covenant.

Read our book! (We believe it to be by far the best book available on the subject):
The Rainbow Covenant:
Torah and the Seven Universal Laws

The First Covenant Foundation is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization registered in the US under EIN #27-0098401. Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law

Annual reports, official registration, financial and other documents may be obtained through the Michigan Department of Corporations, Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Division, ID # 783819, or by contacting us directly (c/o Michael Dallen, Director)


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