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First Covenant Foundation Directors

Our fourth director and board member, Dr. Robert E. Buxbaum, P.E., joined us early in 2013. Our three founding directors, Michael Dallen, Jack E. Saunders, and Rabbi Michael Katz, have all been studying and writing about the First Covenant starting more than 25-years ago.

Michael Dallen, executive director and editor-in-chief, originally founded First Covenant together with J.E. Saunders and Rabbi Michael Katz. An attorney and writer, 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 First Covenant. An Orthodox Jew, he wrote Rainbow Covenant: Torah and the Seven Universal Laws

MDallen @ 1stcovenant.org
M. E. Dallen
2400 Woodstock Drive
Detroit, Michigan   48203-1061
(313) 891-1920


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.org 
J. E. Saunders
3340 Littlejohn Circle
Cleveland, Tennessee 37323
(423) 559-2121


Rabbi Michael Katz, our third founding director and board member, has served as a rabbinic adviser to Noahides since 1989 (CNN called him "the guru to the goyim.") Rabbi Katz worked with Mr. Dallen and Mr. Saunders on Rainbow Covenant. 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.org
Rabbi Michael Katz
5650 Stirling Road
Hollywood, Florida 33021
(954) 964-4288

Dr. Robert E. Buxbaum, P.E., joined our board of directors 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. He earned a doctorate in engineering from Princeton. He lives just outside Detroit in Oak Park, Michigan.

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

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First Covenant discusses, studies, elucidates, shares and teaches the holiness and beauty of Biblical religion - including, especially, the sheva mitzvot b'nei No'ach, the Seven Laws of the Noahide Covenant.

These are the laws - the eternal touchstone principles of morality, monotheism and God-consciousness - that flow directly and logically from the universally revealed Divine precept that the individual human being is sacred, that (in Bible-speak) betzelem elokim, "God made man in His image."

Read our book (still the best one book available on the topic):
The Rainbow Covenant:
Torah and the Seven Universal Laws

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First Covenant is a U.S. IRS 501(C)(3) educational and religious non-profit organization. Contributions to First Covenant are tax-deductible. 

Financial information may be obtained by contacting First Covenant directly: Michael Dallen, Executive Director, First Covenant Foundation, 2400 Woodstock Drive, Detroit, Michigan 48203; (313) 891-1920. Annual reports, official registration, financial and other documents may be obtained through the Michigan Department of Corporations, Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Division, ID # 783819.


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