Speakers and Staff

Rabbi Aaron Kotler

Rav Aaron spent much of his younger years in yeshivas and kollelim outside Lakewood. As a youngerman, he spent his first five years of marriage in Eretz Yisroel, where he learned by Hagaon Harav Yotzchok Soloveitchik, shlita, and began a successful stint as a kiruv rebbe in Yeshiva Aish Hatorah. In 1991, the Kotlers moved to south Fallsburg, where Rav Aaron joined yeshiva Gedolah Zichron moshe’s Kollel. While in kollel, he continuously proved his business acumen and passion for kiruv and askanus,
Then, in 1995, came the phone call.
Several prominent Lakewood askanim called Rav Aaron and requested that he return to Lakewood and help lead BMG out of its financial hardships.
Since 1995, Rabbi Aaron Kotler has been one of the key figures in practically every aspect of the Lakewood kehillah. He shepherd Bals Medrash Govoha (BMG) thorugh a period of extraordinary growth and has simultaneously helped build and lead the broader burgeoning Lakewood kehillah, both from communal and government-activist perspectives. Rabbi kotler assumed the role as CEO at BMG and began a quest that has transformed Lakewood and the global yeshiva world.

Rabbi Shneur Aisenstark

Rabbi Shneur Aisenstark, one of this generation’s leading Mechanchim, received his smicha from Yeshivas Rabeinu Yaakov Yosef. He has been involved in chinuch for over 55 years in New York, Mexico, and Canada. He was principal of Bais Yaakov D;Rav Hirschprung of Montreal from 1967 until 2005 and for the last ten years, is the Dean of Bais Yaakov Bnos Raizel Seminary of Montreal.
Rabbi Aisenstark is a consultant, advisor, and a prolific writer. He is well-known as a weekly contributor to the Chinuch Roundtable in Yated Neeman, and is the author of many articles in the Mishpacha and their Teen Pages.
Rabbi Aisenstark is continuously and constantly involved in many aspects of Mosdos Hachinuch.

Rabbi Daniel Kalish

Rabbi Daniel Kalish shlit’a learned in Yeshiva of Far Rockaway and then at the Mir, Yerushalayim. He came back to help start Yeshiva Ateres Shmuel of Waterbury and is currently the Rosh Yeshiva of the Mesivta of Waterbury. Rabbi Kalish has gained acclaim for his wonderful shmoozen that awaken, inspire and encourage people to reach their potential as an Eved Hashem.

Rabbi Yitzchak Feldheim

Rabbi Yitzchok Feldheim grew up in Washington Heights, attended Yeshiva Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch  (Breuer’s) and is a graduate of the Mesivta of Long Beach. He spent four years studying in Monsey and Israel under Rav Shmuel Faivelson, Rav Zevulun Schwartzman and the Mir. This was followed by 7 years at Beth Medrash Govoah in Lakewood.

In 1991 Rabbi Feldheim traveled to Vilna Lithuania to open the first Yeshiva there since before the War. He was the Rabbi of Yardley Pa for 15 years during which time he built a community of balei teshuva, founded the Bucks County Community Kollel and the Bucks County Yeshiva High School. While in Yardley he became involved in college kiruv, establishing outreach programs in Rutgers University and Penn State.

As an expert in Jewish thought and philosophy and an engaging speaker, Rabbi Feldheim has become one of the most sought after lecturers in college outreach. Over the last 10 years, as National Lecturer for Aish Hatorah, with Gateways, Project Inspire and for his own organization, Rabbi Feldheim has lectured for communities and campuses across the U.S. and around the world. He has spoken for students of almost every campus with a significant Jewish presence from Austin and Berkeley to Wharton and  Yale. Internationally, he has lectured in India, South Africa, Central and South America and throughout Europe.

Rabbi Feldheim possesses a rare voice that is rooted in the yeshiva world but at the same time consistently inspires students in even the most secular and liberal institutions. With a specialty in controversial topics and in defending Torah in public debates. His classes leave listeners with a feeling of excitement at the depth of Torah and a feeling of calm in how everything fits together in perfect harmony.

Today, Rabbi Feldheim is developing new initiatives, to apply the skills and experience gleaned from traditional outreach, to re-inspire the teens and adults in our own frum communities that are struggling with commitment and belief.

Hosts

Rabbi Binyomin Aisenstark

Binyomin Aisenstark is a noted and well respected educator for over 25 years
He has worked in different schools helping both young and old further their Jewish education
He grew up and and was educated in his hometown Montreal,earned smicha from the chief rabbi of the city and was involved in camping most noteably as head councillor in the Catskills for over 10 years
He is currently teaching and is the secular principal in the local schools and is involved in numerous community events
He resides with his wife and children in Montreal

Mrs Bicky Aisenstark

Mrs Bicky Aisenstark is involved in many functions as a hostess, MC and events planner
She is a well respected and sought after educator for over 25 years
Her many achievements include acting and starring in various plays over the years
She is a native New Yorker and was a staff member in both Camp Shira and Camp Chedva
She is currently teaching in Montreal where she is a noted special educator and mentor

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