Guest Speakers

Rabbi Yaacov Goodman  שליט''א

Founder and Director, Yedidim

Wednesday 8th - Friday 10th April 2020, 2 Nights - Scholar-In-Residence

Rabbi Yaacov Goodman spent 17 years in Kollel whilte simultaneously running

youth programs in his neighborhood, and interacting with educators to further his understanding of chinuch habanim.

After this time, in 2004, Rabbi Goodman launched the Yedidim Mentoring Program with encouragement of Gedoilei Yisroel.  As Founder and Director of Yedidim, Rabbi Goodman initiates and oversees the extensive programs of the Yedidim Mentoring Program.

Rabbi Goodman ensure the organization's high level of success and quality programming.  What started with a handful of teens now comprises some 500 participants and over 200 mentors - making Yedidim the largest mentoring program in Israel, focused on the Anglo community.

Rabbi Azarya Berzon שליט''א

Emek Learning Centre (ELC)

Friday 10th - Sunday 12th April 2010, 2 Nights -  Scholar-In- Residence

Rabbi Azarya Berzon is the Rav and Rosh Kollel of the Emek Learning Center. Previously Rav Berzon served as Rosh Mesivta at the Beis Medrash L’Talmud of Lander College for Men. He served as Rosh Mesivta in Yeshivat Hesder 

Ma’aleh Adumim, as well as senior Rosh Mesivta at Yeshivat Sha’alvim from 1981-1991, and founded Yeshiva Sha’arei Mevaseret Zion in 1991, where he served as Rosh Yeshiva until 2009. Rabbi Berzon also founded Michlelet Mevaseret Yerushalayim for women in 1996. Most recently he has served as Co-Rosh Kollel of the Yeshiva University Kollel in Toronto. A Talmid of HaRav Yoseph Dov Soloveitchik, zt”l, Rabbi Berzon also studied in Yeshiva Kerem B’Yavneh and Yeshiva Beis HaTalmud in Israel. He has over 4,800 Torah Shiurim online and has served in many communities across the world as a Scholar in Residence. 

Rabbi Shmuel Geller שליט''א

Yeshivas Ohr Yaacov

Guest Speaker

Rabbi Shmuel Geller was born and raised in Norwich CT, the son of an Orthodox Rabbi.  His parents' home served as an oasis for people searching for their Jewish roots.  This upbringing prepared him for a life dedicated to inspiring Jews to live and appreciate a Torah lifestyle.

Rabbi Geller studied in Yeshiva Torah Vadaath in New York, while serving as NCSY Youth Advisor for the New England region.  He received Semicha at Beer Yaakov Rabbincal College in Israel, continuing a family rabbinic tradition since 1892.  He made aliya in 1980.  After 10 years of Talmudic study in the Israel Kollel, Rabbi Geller took over as Rosh Yeshiva or Ohr Yaacov, Yeshiva in Zichron Yaacov, an American outreach yeshiva that was founded by Yeshiva Ohr Sameyach.

Rabbi Tzvi Abrahams was born and raised in Sunderland, England (close to Gateshead). His father passed away when Tzvi was six years old, and he was greatly influenced by his uncle, the late Rabbi Sidney Silberg.  He studied for 7 years in Jerusalem and received his Smicha from Rabbi Noach Weinberg זצ"ל.  He has been learning and teaching Torah for decades. He and his family live in Zichron Yaakov, in the North of Israel.  He is the author of the sefer “Root Connections in the Torah” published by Mosaica Press.

Rabbi Tzvi Matisyahu Abrahams שליט''א

Educator and Author

Guest Speaker

Rabbi Daniel Channen שליט''א

Yeshivas Chonen Daas

Tuesday 14th - Friday 17th April 2020, 3 Nights - Scholar-In-Residence

Rabbi Shmuel Geller was born and raised in Norwich CT, the son of an Orthodox Rabbi.  His parents' home served as an oasis for people searching for their Jewish roots.  This upbringing prepared him for a life dedicated to inspiring Jews to live and appreciate a Torah lifestyle.

Rabbi Geller studied in Yeshiva Torah Vadaath in New York, while serving as NCSY Youth Advisor for the New England region.  He received Semicha at Beer Yaakov Rabbincal College in Israel, continuing a family rabbinic tradition since 1892.  He made aliya in 1980.  After 10 years of Talmudic study in the Israel Kollel, Rabbi Geller took over as Rosh Yeshiva or Ohr Yaacov, Yeshiva in Zichron Yaacov, an American outreach yeshiva that was founded by Yeshiva Ohr Sameyach.

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