‘’Every single Jew deserves to understand their heritage and make a difference to the Jewish people.’’
Rabbi Noah Weinberg
Founder of Aish HaTorah
Although Rabbi Noah passed away in 2009, his legacy, continued by Rav Yitzchak Berkovits, lives on.
At the Aish campus in Jerusalem, visited by 150,000 people each year,
At Aish.com - an amazing resource that gets 1 million unique visitors per month, and
At the 35+ Aish branches across the globe.
When his father passed away, 15 year-old Noah Weinberg spent his summers peddling dry goods around the USA. Along the way, he met many Jews who were proud of being Jewish, but had very little understanding of what it actually meant for their lives.
Rabbi Noah was pained when he realised that this meant that the next generation would be even less aware, and unlikely to pass on Judaism to their children.
Always a man of action, Rabbi Noah dedicated himself to revitalizing Judaism through the timeless wisdom of the Torah. Starting with just five backpacking students in 1976, Rabbi Noah established Aish Hatorah right across from the Western Wall.
With his beaming smile, sharp wit, poignant classes and unique ability to relate to every Jew, people were drawn to the yeshiva. There, they discovered meaning, depth and beauty in having a relationship with God and His Torah.
Soon, these inspired Jews had set out on their own to ignite the world with a passion for Jewish life.
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Be a part of the legacy
‘Best thing about Aish? Hands down the Rabbis!’
Our staff do everything they can to facilitate each student's growth. With a range of backgrounds, specialties and personalities so broad and diverse, personal guidance takes on a whole new meaning.
Students treasure their relationships with the rabbis and continue to be in close contact years after they’ve moved on from Aish.
‘’Bottom line is that the rabbis are so exceptional and available, that I can delve into whatever is right for me at the moment to focus on, and that's very rare. The 1-on-1 with a rabbi is unheard of, and crucial.’’
- Natan Loyfman
‘’I enjoy how all the rabbis are so warm and full of knowledge.’’
- Joey Ginzburg
‘’ We have access to speak to Rabbi Berkovits every day - other people fly in from all over the world to queue up and speak to him for a few minutes!’’
- Alex Scharg
Rabbi Yitzchak Berkovits Our Rosh Yeshiva
Rabbi Yitzchak Berkovits is one of the most sought-after English-speaking Torah authorities in the world today.
Rabbi Berkovits was handpicked by Rabbi Noah Weinberg for a leadership role at Aish from 1983 - 2001, when he left to open The Jerusalem Kollel. There, he has trained many of the leading community and outreach rabbis operating across the globe. With his unmatched scholarship and exemplary character, Aish was honored to welcome him back as Rosh Yeshiva in 2019. There is no one more suited for the job.
Rabbi Berkovits is involved with everything that Aish does both on a global scale and also here in the Yeshiva, where he teaches introductory and advanced classes and gives personal guidance to all students.
Located in the Old City of Jerusalem and overlooking the Western Wall, the Aish campus is right at the point where the Jewish People’s past, present, and future meet. As some of the highest buildings in the Old City, the Aish dorm and campus buildings feature breathtaking views.
The city center and shopping district, filled with restaurants, stores, and cultural centers, is just a short 12-minute walk away.
Aish facilities feature comfortable dorms and an on-site gym, all within a few minutes walking distance from the main Aish building.
Delicious catered meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner will keep your body nourished while you exercise your mind.
Aish alumni are succeeding professionally, personally, and as leaders in the greater Jewish world. Meet a few of them here.
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