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Rav Yitzchak Berkovits

Rosh Yeshiva
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Rabbi Steve Burg

CEO, Aish HaTorah

Rabbi Steven Burg is the Director General – Mankal of Aish HaTorah. He previously served as the Eastern Director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and the Museum of Tolerance, as well as the Managing Director of the OU and International Director of NCSY. Rabbi Burg has his Masters in Medieval Jewish History and has studied at Harvard and Kellogg Business schools.

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Rabbi Dovid Rosman

Director, Aish

Rabbi Dovid Rosman is the Director of Yeshivat Aish HaTorah. He gives very popular classes on the topics of relationships, preparation for a Jewish marriage, and raising children. Students also love his personal growth seminars and weekly parasha classes. After graduating from MTA, Rabbi Rosman learned at Yeshivat Heichal HaTorah. He then went on to receive his B.A. and Rabbinic Ordination from Yeshiva University. Upon moving to Israel with his wife he studied in the Kollel of Yeshivas Mir and began teaching in Aish HaTorah. He is also a freelance writer, with articles published in Hamodia and Mishpacha magazines, in the Yated Neeman newspaper and Aish.com. He loves music and is a great piano player. Some of his classes can be found on OU Radio and YU Torah. Rabbi Rosman lives with his wife and family in Ramat Eshkol, Jerusalem, where they frequently host FoundAISHons students.

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Rabbi Nachman Elsant

Asst. Director, Aish

Rabbi Nachman Elsant is is beloved by his students for his dedication and care. He takes a personal interest in each and every student that comes to Aish and does everything to make sure each student has the best possible experience at Aish. He has an amazing way of teaching Chumash and Gemara to beginners and bringing students to love Torah and Judaism. In addition, he gives a class on Agadata, showing the deep spiritual lessons that can be learned from the Gemara. He also teaches shiurim on Halacha, Character Development and The Six Constant Mitzvos. Rabbi Elsant is also the visionary behind our program’s chessed activities. After completing a BA in Computer Science from YU, he received Rabbinic Ordination from the YU/RIETS – Wexner Smicha Honors Program. Having come on Aliyah, he lives with his wife and children in Ramat Eshkol, Jerusalem, where they enjoy the company of their yeshiva and seminary students at their lively Shabbos meals.

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Rabbi Miles Kerr-Jarret

Admissions and Recruitment/Educator

Rabbi Miles Kerr-Jarrett is the Director of Admissions at Aish HaTorah. Born in Jamaica and educated in England and the USA, Miles has traveled widely, including spending two years learning Mandarin in China. He holds a BA in Literature and Philosophy from Boston College, brews beer out of his Jerusalem apartment, and enjoys spending time in nature with his wife and two young kids. Though he left the island life, he still enjoys cooking traditional jerk chicken for the many Shabbat guests he and his wife host while jamming to roots reggae after a day’s work. Miles spent six years studying Jewish law and philosophy full time at Aish HaTorah, igniting his passion for sharing the depths and beauty of Judaism with others.

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Rabbi Mikhail Zalman Dubov

Director, FoundAISHons

Born in Minsk, Belarus, MZ grew up in Brooklyn in an immigrant family which fled the USSR due to antisemitism. He attended public school until enrolling in the Boston College Carroll School of Management, from which he graduated with a B.S. in Operations & Business Consulting. During his time at BC, he became heavily involved in Israeli Advocacy, co-founding “Eagles for Israel.” While running diplomatic and cultural events, MZ met Rabbi Chananel Weiner, a student of Rabbi Noach Weinberg zt”l (the founder of Aish). Rabbi Weiner opened MZ’s eyes to the depth and beauty of his Jewish roots. After graduation and before jumping into the corporate world, MZ came to Aish to learn more and decided to stay, having found his calling in life. With seven years of Torah study under his belt, MZ received Rabbinical ordination from Rabbi Nachum Barowski and Rabbi Avigdor Nebenzahl. He acts as the Director of the FoundAISHons program, in which he teaches daily and serves as a mentor to students past and present. Rabbi MZ enjoys playing basketball, hiking, taking joyrides, listening to music, and teaching his kids about this wonderful world in which we live. He and his wife often host for Shabbat in their home in French Hill, Jerusalem.

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Rabbi Ethan Katz

Assistant Director, FoundAISHons

Rabbi Ethan Katz grew up in Skokie, Illinois. He received his BS in Accounting from Yeshiva University and his Rabbinic Ordination from Rabbi Yitzchak Berkovits at the Jerusalem Kollel. After living in Israel for a few years, he moved with his family to Atlanta, GA to serve as the campus Rabbi for Jewish students. The Katz’s ultimately moved back to Israel, where Rabbi Katz became the director of Yeshivas Lev Zion. He is excited to join Aish HaTorah as co-Director of Foundaishons. He is always ready for a good jam-session in the studio or bike ride through the hills of Jerusalem, and enjoys teaching and shmoozing with students. Rabbi Katz lives with his wife and family in Katamon, Jerusalem where they enjoy hosting Yeshiva and Seminary students for Shabbos.

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Rabbi Ephy Greene

Mashgiach/Director of Admissions, Gesher

Rabbi Ephy Greene has been teaching in the US & Israel for over 15 years. A graduate of Yeshiva University, he received Semicha from RIETS and an MA from the Azrielli Graduate School of Education. While teaching in Ramaz Middle School and SAR High School, Rabbi Greene built original educational programs such as Family Torah Programming, an Israel Guidance department, and Religious Guidance department. Upon Aliyah in 2008, Rabbi Greene taught at Yeshivat Torat Shraga and served as Chessed Programming Coordinator. Rabbi Greene has also taught at Midreshet AMIT, Mercaz Tiferet, and graduated the ATID Fellowship. In his spare time, Rabbi Greene sings and composes original music, and has produced two Cd’s of original compositions, Ashrei (2007) and Samachti (2012) plus the 2015 single release of “Nachamu”. Rabbi Greene’s classes and kumsitz’s share a depth of inspiration and aspiration which have endeared him to hundreds of students. Rabbi Greene lives in Ramat Beit Shemesh with his wife and children who love when the Gesher boys come for Shabbos.

Rabbi Yoni Miller

Rabbi Yoni Miller

Director of Programming, Gesher

Rav Yoni Miller is Gesher’s Director of Programming and Student Life. A musmach of both Rav Zalman Nechemia Goldberg as well as of Yeshiva University’s RIETS, Rav Miller’s truest passion in life is to share his love of Torah, Am Yisrael and Eretz Yisrael. Throughout Gesher’s fantastic programming, Rav Miller attempts help the students see how the values which we learn inside of the Beis Medrash can truly come alive in fantastic ways when we’re outside of it.  When he’s not planning or running a trip or a chagiga or helping out the students with any of their needs, he can be found learning bechavrusa with many of Gesher’s talmidim. In his shiurim, Rav Miller often draws from his love of Chassidus in order to transmit the warmth and depth of Torah to his beloved students.  Rav Miller, his wife Ariel and their three daughters Yocheved, Daliah and Maayan live in the Givat Mordechai neighborhood of Yerushalayim.

Rabbi Yonasan Caller

Rabbi Yonasan Caller

Educational Director, Gesher

Originally from Toronto, Canada, and a graduate of Ohr Chaim High school. Rabbi Menashe Dov Rosen Halevi has spent the last 15 years studying in some of the finest Yeshivos across North America and Israel. Upon completing a BA in Psychology and receiving Rabbinic Ordination from Yeshiva University and RIETS, Rav Menashe studied with the Kollel Elyon and was a Kupietzky Kodshim Scholar. He also served as the rabbinic intern at Beth Aaron in Teaneck, NJ.  Recently, Rav Menashe completed his MSW, graduating with honors from LIU. He loves learning the wisdom of Hashem, spreading Torah to all of his friends and students and having them over for meals for both Shabbos and during the week. Rav Menashe is a Rebbe and recruiter at Gesher, a presenter in Aish HaTorah’s renowned Discovery Seminar, the program director for Destinaishions Kiruv training program for Yeshiva students. As a Levi and a former member of the Toronto Boy’s Choir, Rabbi Rosen loves singing and he yearns for the day he will get his tryout in the Beis Hamikdash. Until then, he lives with his wife, sense of humor and three really cute daughters in Jerusalem.

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Rabbi Tuvia Levin

Events & Logistics Coordinator

While studying in yeshivas in New York, Israel, and Connecticut Tuvia got involved in Aish and RAJE in New York, learning with students and leading trips to Israel. Then in 2013, during a process to get a NHAL (Nursing Home Administration License), I made aliyah to Israel, got married, and started learning in the Aish Rabbinical Program. In 2015, I received my rabbinical ordination and  transitioned to working for Aish, helping to build the amazing, special, and one of a kind- Foundations Program! When not helping guys in their journeys of spiritual growth, I like to make beer, bike ride, work out, and play with my 2 little boys!

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Rabbi Chaim Gogek

Hebrew Language Teacher
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Rabbi Avraham Willig

Educator

Avraham Willig is a unique blend of rabbi, lecturer, psychotherapist, and musician.  Beloved by his students for his knack at fostering uplifting relationships, Rabbi Willig is known for his warm personality and quick smile.
Rabbi Willig loves people and loves Judaism, and has enjoyed introducing one to the other at Aish HaTorah Jerusalem where he passionately engages his students in Bible and Jewish philosophy for the past decade.
Raised in New York, Avraham studied at University of Maryland, Ner Israel Rabbinical College, earned rabbinic ordination from the RIETS School of Yeshiva University, and obtained his Masters of clinical Social Work at the Wurzweiler School of Yeshiva University.
A practicing psychotherapist, Avraham has a private practice in individual, marital, and family therapy in Jerusalem and Bet Shemesh, and runs groups and workshops about relationships, marriage, and marital intimacy.
Avraham is a soulful musician who plays piano and guitar, and has released two music albums singing his original compositions with his children, father, and brothers.
He resides with his wife and children in Ramat Bet Shemesh.

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Rabbi Dov Ber Cohen

Educator

Having spent six important years living in Asia immersed in Eastern philosophy and tradition, Dov Ber Cohen returned to his Jewish roots and the profound wisdom and insight to be found in the teachings of the great Jewish Sages throughout the generations. After becoming a Rabbi, Dov Ber has continued traveling the world, running programs to aid people in tapping into their greatest potential and guide their own journey through life in an empowered, mindful, and joyous way.

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Rabbi Chaim Yagoda

Educator
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Rabbi Moshe Leader

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Rabbi Schmuel Schwartz

Educator
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Rabbi Moshe Chaim Eade

Educator

Rabbi Moshe Chaim Eade grew up in Toronto and earned his BSc in Biology and Outdoor Education from Lakehead University. With his science and education background Moshe Chaim set out to teach seminars and lead outdoor expeditions on health and natural well being across America, Hawaii and Canada.

After arriving in Israel in 2004, and learning in Aish and Mir, he received his rabbinic ordination. Rav Moshe Chaim’s warm compassionate approach to Torah learning combines the depth of Chassidus and classic Mussar teachings to bring Gemara and Halacha to life in a relevant way for today’s generation.

He is a professional musician and performs spiritually uplifting concerts and kumzitzs all over the Jewish world. He is also a certified Mohel and has traveled through Europe performing brissim for underprivileged youth who would otherwise not have access to a Mohel.

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Rabbi Ken Spiro

Educator

Rabbi Ken Spiro, originally from New Rochelle, NY, graduated from Vassar College with a BA in Russian Language and Literature and did graduate studies at the Pushkin Institute in Moscow. He has rabbinic ordination from Aish Jerusalem and a Masters Degree in History from Vermont College of Norwich University. Rabbi Spiro is also a licensed tour guide by the Israel Ministry of Tourism. He has appeared on numerous radio and TV programs such as BBC, National Geographic Channel and The History Channel. He lives near Jerusalem with his wife and five children, where he works as a senior lecturer for Aish Jerusalem.

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Rabbi Motty Berger

Educator

Rabbi Motty Berger is a graduate of Loyola University and received his rabbinical ordination from Ner Israel Rabbinical College in Baltimore. Prior to moving to Israel he worked in anti-missionary activity and was the founder of Jews For Judaism. A world-renowned speaker, he is currently Senior Lecturer at Aish’s Discovery, Essentials, Fellowships Programs and the Executive Learning Center.

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Rabbi Yosef Hershman

Educator

Rabbi Yosef Hershman teaches in a number of programs in Aish.  After graduating from HAFTR, Rabbi Hershman studied in Yeshivat Kerem B’Yavneh.  He went on to earn a B.S. in Molecular Biology from Yale University and J.D. from Harvard Law School.  Upon graduation, he returned to Israel to spend several years learning in Mir Yeshiva, during which time he received Rabbinic Ordination. Rabbi Hershman resides in Ramat Eshkol with his wife and children.

Rabbi Asher Resnick

Rabbi Asher Resnick

Educator

Rabbi Asher Resnick was born and raised in LA, and graduated from UCLA with a BA in Psychology. He received rabbinic ordination from Aish HaTorah and the Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem. He served as a senior lecturer at the Institute of Jewish Legal and Medical Ethics in San Francisco, and at the Aish HaTorah Branch in New York.

Rabbi Resnick is currently one of the Educational Coordinators of Aish’s Executive Learning Center, and a senior training lecturer for Aish HaTorah’s Rabbinical Ordination program. As a close student of the late Rabbi Noach Weinberg zt”l, he developed a special expertise in addressing fundamental issues in Judaism, as well as in bringing classical texts to life. He established his JewishClarity.com website to make his wealth of material accessible to a far wider audience.

Rabbi Nechemia Coopersmith

Rabbi Nechemia Coopersmith

Educator

Rabbi Nechemia Coopersmith is the chief editor of Aish.com, one of the world’s largest Judaism websites. He is the author of Shmooze: A Guide to Thought-Provoking Discussion on Essential Jewish Issues — a must-have little book for anyone who loves a good question. He lives in Jerusalem with his wife and children.

Rabbi Aaron Neckameyer

Rabbi Aaron Neckameyer

Educator

Rabbi Neckameyer is our expert on Science and Torah. Students love his classes on a variety of topics and enjoy asking him questions on absolutely everything. He was born and raised in Los Angeles and graduated with a BS in Marketing from Cal-State Northridge and received Rabbinic Ordination at Aish Jerusalem, where he currently also lectures for the internationally renown Discovery Seminar.

Rabbi Aryeh Brueckheimer

Rabbi Aryeh Brueckheimer

Educator

Rabbi Aryeh Brueckheimer gives the introduction to Gemara class, where he teaches about the background of the oral Torah and the different books found in a Jewish library, as well as how to approach the study of Gemara/Talmud. His goal in all areas of Jewish education is to help students develop their ability to learn Torah, gain a greater appreciation for its study and become empowered from their knowledge of Torah.

Originally from New Jersey Rabbi Brueckheimer received a business degree from Yeshiva University’s Sy Syms school of Business and later received rabbinic ordination from Rabbi Zalman Nechemia Goldberg. Rabbi Brueckheimer published two books based on the early commentaries one on the weekly Torah reading called Al Harishonim and the second about Shabbos and Holidays called Al Harishonim Shabbos and Moadim. Rabbi Brueckheimer resides in Beitar Ilit with his wife and children and always extends a warm invitation to all students who would like to come for Shabbos.

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Rabbi Daniel Schloss

Educator
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Rabbi Eliahu Ellis

Educator
Rabbi Yaakov Thaler

Rabbi Yaakov Thaler

Counselor

Rabbi Yaakov Thaler was born and raised in Queens, NY. He attended CUNY- Queens College where he earned a BA in Accounting and Economics. Instead of pursuing a promising career in accounting, he enrolled in YU-RIETS where he continued his Jewish education and received his rabbinical ordination.

Rabbi Thaler brings 20+ years of experience in teaching and advising students to the FoundAISHions program where he is one of the Rabbinical guidance counselors. A number of Rabbi Thaler’s students have gone on to become big players in the Jewish community as Rabbis and teachers.

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Rabbi Mayer Rosenholtz

Counselor
Rabbi Micha Sklar

Rabbi Micha Sklar

RA”M

I grew up in North Hollywood, California. There I attended Emek Hebrew Academy and Valley Torah High School. After completing high school I came to Israel and have lived here ever since. I’ve studied in a number of yeshivos including Torah Ohr, Mir and Bircas Mordechai. In 2016, I received Smicha in Hilchos Shabbos from the Rabbanut Ha’Rashit L’Yisrael. My wife and I presently live in Beitar Illit with our four beautiful children. I am privileged to spend the greater part of my day teaching in Yerushalayim, much of that in the inspiring environment at Aish HaTorah.

Rabbi Menashe Rosen

Rabbi Menashe Rosen

RA”M

Originally from Toronto, Canada, and a graduate of Ohr Chaim High school. Rabbi Menashe Dov Rosen Halevi has spent the last 15 years studying in some of the finest Yeshivos across North America and Israel. Upon completing a BA in Psychology and receiving Rabbinic Ordination from Yeshiva University and RIETS, Rav Menashe studied with the Kollel Elyon and was a Kupietzky Kodshim Scholar. He also served as the rabbinic intern at Beth Aaron in Teaneck, NJ.  Recently, Rav Menashe completed his MSW, graduating with honors from LIU. He loves learning the wisdom of Hashem, spreading Torah to all of his friends and students and having them over for meals for both Shabbos and during the week. Rav Menashe is a Rebbe and recruiter at Gesher, a presenter in Aish HaTorah’s renowned Discovery Seminar, the program director for Destinaishions Kiruv training program for Yeshiva students. As a Levi and a former member of the Toronto Boy’s Choir, Rabbi Rosen loves singing and he yearns for the day he will get his tryout in the Beis Hamikdash. Until then, he lives with his wife, sense of humor and three really cute daughters in Jerusalem.

Rabbi Binyamin Wolff

Rabbi Binyamin Wolff

RA”M

Rabbi Binyamin Wolff, a native of Brookline, MA, has been teaching at Aish HaTorah since 2009, and is currently an afternoon rebbe in Gesher. Like all Gesher rabbeim, he devotes himself to creating a close friendship and deep connection with his talmidim, and prays that they appreciate his sense of humor. After attending MTA, Rabbi Wolff learned in Kerem B’Yavneh and the Mir, then returning to YU where he received his B.A. and Semicha. The Wolffs have been living and teaching in the Rechavia neighborhood for the past 16 years, with their six children who love having Gesher guys over for shabbos.

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Rabbi Hillel Zinkin

RA”M
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Rabbi Daniel Rose

RA”M
Rabbi Yisrael Benovitz

Rabbi Yisrael Benovitz

Night Seder Rebbe
Rabbi Yisroel Benovitz is a night Seder Rebbe at the Gesher Program. He and his wife live in the old city of Yerushalayim. Living so close to the Yeshiva gives them the opportunity to host the Gesher students for special weeknight Va’adim, Shabbos Meals, Friday night Onegs and Melava Malkas. This helps create a unique bond with the Talmidim.
Rabbi Benovitz studied in Yeshivat Kerem B’yavneh and then received Semicha from Rav Zalman Nechemiya Goldberg. He has worked at Yeshivat Torat Shraga and spent many summers working on the NCSY Summer Kollel. More recently he has been working as the assistant director of Camp Morasha’s Sulam Program.
Rabbi Benovitz concurrently learns at Gruss Kollel, Yeshiva University’s (RIETS) Kollel in Yerushalayim.
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Rabbi Dovid Mintz

Essentials
Rabbi Gav Friedman

Rabbi Gav Friedman

Essentials

Originally from the Five Towns and a graduate of DRS High School, “Rav Gav” has spent the last decade studying and teaching in various Yeshivot throughout Jerusalem. He is one of the morning Rabbeim in the Gesher Program, teaching Jewish Philosophy, Proofs of Judaism, Mussar and Hashkafa. In addition to Gesher, his lectures highlight the entire gamut of Aish programs, including the Discovery Seminar, Jerusalem Fellowships, Executive Learning Center, and more. A star of the Jewish speaking circuit, Rabbi Friedman has lectured in dozens of cities around the globe, including Johannesburg, London, Montreal, Panama and throughout the East Coast of the United States. Rabbi Friedman’s charisma and humor captivates audiences of all ages and inspires men and women across the Jewish spectrum. His unique ability to present Torah concepts in an intriguing yet entertaining fashion leaves his audiences thirsting for more. Rabbi Friedman currently resides with his wife and children in the French Hill neighborhood of Jerusalem.