Ed Elhaderi obtained his B.Sc. from the University of Tripoli, and received a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Southern California. Since then, he has become a broker and investor in real estate. Ed is devoted to learning as much as he can about the traditions and the history of the Jews of Libya and sharing that knowledge with his community. He is also a National Alliance on Mental Illness teacher. He has been married to his wife Barbara since 1980, and together, they are the proud parents of Jessica and Jason.