Our Educators

OUR EDUCATORS

Rabbi Aaron Goldscheider

New Orleans, LA, Charleston, SC and Cherry Hill, NJ

Rabbi Aaron Goldscheider served for twenty years in pulpits in Florida and New York, before his aliyah to Israel in 2012.  He is author of two books: ‘The Light That Unites‘ which focuses on Chanukah, and ‘The Night That Unites Haggadah’ (Urim Press) and ‘ לילה של אחדות ’ (Yediot Achronot Press) which highlights the teachings of Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik, Rabbi Isaac HaKohen Kook and Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach on the Passover Seder.  He is also the founding director of the “In Our Hearts Project” which is dedicated to being a resource in the Jewish community for families that have experienced the loss of a child.  Contact Rabbi Goldscheider

Rabbi Reuven Spolter

Buffalo, NY, Ottawa, Ontario and West Hartford, CT

Raised in Silver Spring, MD, Reuven Spolter served as the rabbi of the Young Israel of Oak Park in Michigan until his aliyah in 2008. He then served as a Judaic studies instructor and Academic Coordinator of the Elkana Campus of the Orot College of Education from 2008 until 2018. Rabbi Spolter also serves as the Shorashim Coordinator for English-speaking countries for Irgun Rabbanei Tzohar. A graduate of Yeshiva University with an MA in Secondary Jewish Education and Rabbinic Ordination from the Rabbi Isaac Elchonon Theological Seminary, he has taught and lectured to groups of all ages in communities around the world. Rabbi Spolter lives with his family in Yad Binyamin, Israel. Contact Rabbi Spolter

Rabbi Gideon Sylvester – Europe

Rabbi Gideon Sylvester is the British United Synagogue’s rabbi in Israel. He has worked as an adviser on Diaspora affairs at the Office of the Prime Minister of Israel and taught Jewish approaches to Human Rights to Israeli students at the Hebrew University. Rabbi Gideon is currently writing his doctorate at Bar Ilan University and teaching at a Midrasha for religious women studying Torah and the Arts and at the Secular Yeshiva. Prior to making aliya, Rabbi Gideon served as rabbi of Radlett United Synagogue, developing it from an embryonic community into Britain’s fastest growing Modern Orthodox synagogue.  Rabbi Gideon contributes to the Times of Israel, Jerusalem Post and Jewish Chronicle. He performs weddings across

Rav Boaz Pash

Warsaw, Wroclaw, Lodz

Born in Jerusalem, Rav Boaz Pash studied in various Yeshivot and received his Rabbinical ordination of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel. He has served as Rabbi in Kiev, Lisbon, Krakow and Poland and taught at numerous Israeli Secondary Schools. Rav Boaz currently leads the kollel of Yeshivat Machanaim of Ohr Torah Stone, which prepares rabbis to serve in the Diaspora. He has published several books and articles and speaks Hebrew, English, Polish, Portuguese, Russian and Yiddish.

Rabbi Richard Kaufmann 

Montevideo, Tucumán and Bahía Blanca

Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, Rabbi Kaufmann received his Rabbinic Ordination from the Beit Midrash Sepharadí. He has a BA in Jewish History from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, he teaches history and is an official tour guide licensed from the Ministry of Tourism of Israel. Between 2002 and 2004 he served as the Chief Rabbi of the Jewish Community of Guatemala and between 1997 and 1999 he was the Director of the Center for Jewish Studies in Montevideo.
Rabbi Kaufmann is the founder and editor of Tora Day,  a daily email service that posts Monday thru Thursday to thousands of subscribers. Rabbi Kaufmann is also works with CoolAm (since 2010), an organization dedicated to the spread of Judaism and the fight against assimilation. In 2016 he created Israel For You, a company dedicated to bringing groups of families, adults and young people learn in depth about the Land of Israel. Rabbi Kaufmann is also a translator and writer of books and articles for Spanish-speaking audiences.

Rabbi Israel Diament

Monterrey, Cancun, Guatemala

Born in Uruguay, Rabbi Israel Diament has a doctorate in Philosophy and Ethics from the Technological University of Monterrey and Rabbinic Ordination from Yeshiva Beit Midrash Sephardi of Jerusalem. He served as the Rabbi for the Jewish Community of Monterrey, Mexico and worked as a teacher at the Ohr Torah Stone – Emuna Institute of Conversion. He is currently working on the translating Rabbi Eliezer Melamed’s books on Halacha and is studying to be a tour guide.  Contact Rabbi Diament

Rabbi Aharon Gulman

Quito, Lima and Bogota

Born in Argentina, Rabbi Aharon Gelman studied at the Buenos Aires’ Teacher’s College and received his Rabbinical Ordination from the Ariel College in Jerusalem. He was the director of the Mount Sinai school in Mexico, General Director of the Ramat Shalom Community in Israel and Rabbi of Monterrey and the Yavne Community in Mexico City. Rabbi Gelman, currently teaches in Spanish speaking Midrashot and Yeshivot in Jerusalem and provides online courses on a range of Jewish topics of general interest. Contact Rabbi Gulman.

Rabbi Abraham Dahab 

Belem, Manaus and Porto Alegre

Born in Brazil, Rabbi Abraham Dahab studied Social Work at Bar Ilan University and did his rabbinical studies at Yeshivat Hakotel in Jerusalem. In the past Rabbi Abraham worked as a social worker in different organizations in Israel and taught in the Latin program of Yeshivat Hakotel. He is currently a Rabbi of the Bar Ilan community in Rio de Janeiro where he works mainly with young people and children, in formal and non-formal education.

Rabbi Yoni Said

Cordoba, Chaco, Corientes

Born in Buenos Aires, Rabbi Yoni Said emigrated to Israel at the age of eight.
He has a degree in education and is a trained Rabbi.
In the past, he served as the Rabbi in the Jewish community of Montevideo, Uruguay.
Today, he works as a teacher at an Israeli high school.

Rabbi Johnny Solomon

Europe

Rav Johnny Solomon is a passionate Torah learner, a reflective Torah thinker and an energetic Torah teacher. Originally from London, Johnny has a BSc (Hons) in Math & Religious Studies, an MA in Jewish Education, and semicha from the Montefiore Kollel (London). Beyond this, Johnny has been a participant in the Lookstein Fellowships for Senior Jewish Educators (Lookstein Centre, Bar Ilan), the Shalom Hartman Tichon Programme for Senior Jewish Educators (Shalom Hartman Institute, Jerusalem), the Ashdown Fellowships for Senior Jewish Educators, and the Reshut Rabim Beit Midrash (Yaakov Herzog College). While in London, Johnny held numerous senior positions including Head of Judaic Studies at Immanuel College (London) and Head of Judaic Studies at Hasmonean Girls’ School (London). In 2012 Rav Johnny made aliya with his family, and he divides his time between teaching Tanach, Halacha & Jewish Thought at Machon Ma’ayan and at Midreshet Torat Chesed, while also working as a Jewish Education Consultant to numerous institutions. Johnny runs the ‘Women’s Online Beit Midrash’ facebook group, he is a board member of Chochmat Nashim, and he is currently writing a sefer on ‘Birkat Shehecheyanu’.