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The First Covenant Foundation's Directors

Our fourth director and board member, Dr. Robert E. Buxbaum, joined us last February, 2013. As for the three founding directors, they all began studying, teaching and writing about the First Covenant more than 20 years ago.

Michael Dallen, CEO and Editor-in-Chief, 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 The Rainbow Covenant

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


Jack Saunders, director and vice-chair, was a Baptist pastor when he began studying 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 (called "the guru to the goyim," by CNN). Rabbi Katz worked with M.E. Dallen and J.E. Saunders on Rainbow Covenant. Rabbi Katz began his professional career in South Africa; he received semicha (rabbinic "ordination") from Ner Israel in Baltimore. A well-known Torah teacher, a 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, and manufacturer, a 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 Buxbaum
REB Research and Consulting Co.
Oak Park, Michigan 48237
(248) 545-0155


Check out REB Research's "Random thoughts about hydrogen, engineering, business and life."


See Conflict of Interest Statement for Directors, Employees and Officers


First Covenant studies, discusses and explains the First Covenant - that is, the Universal Covenant, including the whole amazing code of Biblical laws and principles pertaining to non-Jews, Noahides (the vast majority of the human race), as well as to Jews.

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

The First Covenant - also called the Noahide, the Universal, and the Rainbow Covenant - is the basis of all true religion and morality.

See our book:
The Rainbow Covenant:
Torah and the Seven Universal Laws

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

Make me to understand the way of Thy precepts, that I may talk of Thy wondrous works
Psalms 119:27


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