For more than twenty years Ardie Geldman has spoken in Efrat before thousands of visitors from throughout the world. Rather than pursuing this vocation, it pursued him. The continuous demand by church and synagogue delegations, social justice groups, college and university tours, as well as representatives of the “fourth estate,” led him to create iTalkIsrael.
Ardie has established himself as an independent spokesperson who attempts to articulate the religious and historic rationale for the return of permanent Jewish community life to Judea and Samaria.
Ardie was born and raised in Chicago, IL. He has degrees from Northwestern University, Brandeis University, and began doctoral studies at the University of Chicago. He is married to Ivonne who he helped raise 6 children; they have one grandchild.