Rabbi Yehoshua Grunstein

Rabbi Yehoshua Grunstein

Formerly the Rabbi of the Beth Israel Synagogue in Halifax, Canada, Rabbi Yehoshua Grunstein now serves as Director of Training and Placement at the Straus-Amiel and Beren-Amiel Institute of Ohr Torah Stone. The program trains, places and offers ongoing support to a vibrant cadre of spiritual leaders who serve the Jewish world around the globe, to promote a Judaism based on Halacha, loving-kindness, professionalism and unity.
Rabbi Grunstein also serves as an administrator of the rabbinical court for conversions, located in Gush Etzion, and is part of the founding faculty of the morning English speaking Kollel of Efrat.

An experienced rabbi, mentoring Rabbis daily from around the Globe, sought out clergy for life-cycle events, writer and popular lecturer in Israel and around the world, he is the author of “Daven Your Age – An Adult Journey through the Daily Prayer Service” (Gefen, 2013) & “Beyond Routine-Turning Ritual into Meaningful Jewish Practice” (Urim Publishing, 2018,) and has over 1,000 recorded classes online in both Hebrew and English

Asi Tsobel – Actor, Writer, Children’s TV program producer

Asi Tsobel was born and raised in Kiryat Ata, Israel. He went to Kfar HaRoeh Bnei AKiva Highschool where he majored in communications. He studied at Shilo Yeshiva as part of the Hesder program before beginning his army service. In 2002-2003 Asi studied acting at the Aspaklaria Theatre School for Acting. Asi then spent two years in Detroit, working within the Jewish community.

When he returned to Israel he studied at Ma’ale – School of Television, Film and arts. In 2010 his final project, the movie “Stand Up”, a dramatic comedy, won first place the International Movie Festival in Haifa and the Adjudicators’ Award in Italy.

In 2007 Asi started editing children’s TV  and started working  with actor Tuvia Rosenfeld. Together they created the popular children’s program Asi & Tuvia. Today Asi is the editor in chief and director of the TV station that produced and aired his program. He has written, directed and produced many different popular children’s programs since.