Speakers

Rabbi Ashear Rabbi David Ashear received semicha from the renowned Rabbi David Feinstein שליט"א and the Av Bet Din Rabbi Asher Hatchuel שליט"א under the Yad Yosef Kollel. He is currently the Rabbi of a young-adult congregation and runs a yeshiva program in Yad Yosef for post-high school students. Additionally, he teaches emunah at Shaare Binah Seminary and is a sought- after speaker in the Syrian-Sephardic community. Rabbi Ashear has been Maggid Shiur Daf Yomi for over 10 years at Congregation Beth Torah. He is also the author of the Living Emunah series as well as the Emunadaily email program.
Rabbi Bensoussan Rabbi Duvi Bensoussan of Congregation Magen Avraham and Yeshiva High School in Brooklyn, New York, is a respected Talmid Chacham and a warm and dynamic leader , loved by his mitpalelim. Rabbi Duvi - as he's affectionately known, has been a sought-after keynote speaker at hundreds of events across the United States and abroad. A mesmerizing speaker who's passionate style of inspiring Klal Yisrael has reached the masses through Jroot Radio and websites like learntorah.com. Previously, for close to seventeen years the Rabbi started with a group of twelve teenagers and with great Siyata D'shmaya built a young Sephardic community of over a hundred and fifty families. The Rav was instrumental in turning around the lives of so many teenagers and students over his high school teaching years, giving them a love for learning in depth, while never giving up on a talmid. He was a true inspiration for his talmidim in general and the Sephardic community in particular. He is credited with helping to transform The Sephardic youth into Bnei Torah, and Congregation Magen Avraham into the thriving Torah center it has become today.
Mrs. Bitton Mrs. Jackie Bitton (Tzipporah) was raised in a warm supportive family in Lawrence, N.Y. For four years she lived and did kiruv work, together with her husband, in San Diego, California and Seattle, Washington. They then moved to Brooklyn, N.Y. where they now reside BH with their children.
Jackie Bitton has been teaching for over a decade in both the Sephardic and Ashkenazi communities. She spent years teaching in Bnot Chaya Academy, Shaare Torah High School, Shaare Bina Seminary, and BYA Maalot Seminary and is currently the Dean of students in YDE girls yeshivah. Jackie gives a weekly ladies' class in the Syrian Community at Bene Yosef Synagogue, (previously gave weekly ladies class at Rabbi Eli Mansour's shul).
Jackie has spoken in various communities ranging from Atlanta, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, Miami, Westchester, NY, Chicago, Providence RI, Vancouver, Toronto, Panama, and Eretz Yisrael. She was also one of the speakers for the Eden Tours Pesach program in Miami, Passover Getaways program in Orlando, the Jewish Heritage Center Shavuos program, the Smilow family Pesach program in Ft. Lauderdale, and most recently at the Ohr Naava Pesach program in Phoenix.
Her audience is geared to girls and women of all Jewish backgrounds and ages.
Rabbi Harary Charlie Harary is a prolific speaker who has traveled all over the country and abroad speaking for organizations, schools, universities and institutions on a variety of topics and to audiences of various sizes and affiliations. He has created dozens of videos that have received worldwide attention reaching hundreds of thousands of people in over 15 countries. He is also a Senior Lecturer for the Orthodox Union, Aish Hatorah and NCSY.
Mr. Harary is the First Vice President of Residential Operations and Legal Counsel of RXR Realty, a multi-billion dollar Real Estate Company based in New York. Prior to RXR, Mr. Harary was an associate in Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison and Davis Polk & Wardwell. He received his J.D. from Columbia Law School where he was awarded the James Kent Scholar and the Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. Mr. Harary received a B.A. in Political Science and Communications from Queens College, where he graduated magna cum laude. Mr. Harary is a member of the Real Estate Board of New York and is admitted to the Bar of New York.
Mr. Harary is an active community leader. He is a member of the Executive Board of the OU as well as the Founding Chairman of its Young Leadership Cabinet. He is also a member of the Conference of Young Jewish Presidents.
Rabbi Paysach Krohn Rabbi Paysach Krohn is a rabbi, mohel, author, and lecturer on topics related to ethics and spiritual growth. He is the author of the bestselling "Maggid" series of books for ArtScroll, inspired by the stories of Rabbi Sholom Schwadron, who was known as the "Maggid of Jerusalem". Krohn is a world-renowned lecturer, sharing stories in the manner of a maggid and also collecting stories for his speeches and books. He also leads Jewish historical tours throughout Europe, speaking about the rich and vibrant Jewish communities that existed prior to World War II. He documented the first of these trips in his 2007 book, Traveling with the Maggid. In December 2004 Krohn launched the organization PaL (Phone and Learn) in the United Kingdom. A division of Partners in Torah in the U.S., PaL matches up Jews who want to learn more about their heritage with a friendly, knowledgeable tutor for up to an hour a week of Jewish study and discussion over the phone.
Rabbi Moshe Tuvia Lieff Rabbi Moshe Tuvia Lieff of Agudath Israel Bais Binyomin in Brooklyn, New York, is a respected Talmid Chochom and a warm and dynamic individual, loved by his mispalelim.Rav Lieff has been a sought-after guest speaker at hundreds of events across the United States and abroad. He has also been a popular speaker on Dial-a-Daf and Torah Tapes. Previously, for close to twenty years, he was the Rov of K'hal Bais Yisroel in Minneapolis. The Rov was instrumental in securing funds and helping to create the Minneapolis Community Kollel. He was a true inspiration for the entire region in general and his community in particular. He is credited with helping to transform Minneapolis into the thriving Torah center it has become today.
Rabbi MansourRabbi Eli J. Mansour was born in 1968. He attended community yeshivot graduating Magen David Yeshiva and Shaare Torah High School. He then went to Israel where he studied at Mercaz HaTorah. Upon returning home he continued to learn in various places including Ateret Torah in Brooklyn, and the Bet Medrash Govoha in Lakewood. He then joined the Keter Sion Kollel to learn under the guidance of Rabbi Max Maslaton. He received semicha in 1998. Rabbi Mansour currently serves as Rabbi to a congregation known as Bet Yaakob. The Congregation is temporarily currently housed on Ocean Parkway in Brooklyn New York. Plans are in the works to erect a permanent facility with Rabbi Mansour as Rosh Bet Kennesset. The Rabbi gives daily classes in Mishnah, Gemara, Halacha, Torah, Neviim, and a variety of subjects relevant to the orthodox community. He continues to advance his learning at the Keter Sion Kollel. The Rabbi and his wife Sandra currently have (b'li ayin ha'ra) 6 children.
The Rabbi co-authored a Sephardic Hagada Shel Pesach with commentary that was published by Artscroll. Coming soon, ArtScroll shall publish a book of 1000 Practical Halachot as orated by Rabbi Mansour and posted on www.dailyhalacha.com.
Rabbanit Yemima Mizrachi Rabbanit Yemima Mizrachi was recently voted one of Israel’s most influential women. Rabbanit Yemima Mizrachi speaks straight to the heart of women. Hundreds flock to her weekly lectures, representing the full gamut of Israeli society – old and young; secular and religious; Ashkenazi and Sephardi; Chassidic, Modern Orthodox and Chareidi. As a speaker, she exudes a phenomenal energy. Her words tumble forth almost without pause for breath, a torrent of care and concern, warmth and humor, and all with an Israeli straightforwardness that is immediately engaging. A mother, qualified lawyer and the granddaughter of the former Chief Rabbi of Morocco, Rabbanit Mizrachi is a brilliant and creative Torah scholar in her own right. She has a unique ability to present profound Torah teachings in a practical, down-to-earth manner, showing their deep relevance to life.
Rabbi WallersteinRabbi Zechariah Wallerstein Founder and Director of Ohr Naava, was raised in Monsey, NY. Under the strong influence and guidance of his parents, he entered the chinuch world at the young age of 21. Since then, Rabbi Wallerstein has been in chinuch for 30 years, teaching and inspiring young adults in the Jewish world to return to their roots. The position of eighth grade boys' rebbe at Yeshiva of Crown Heights has been his for almost thirty years. He has gained the loving title of "Rebbe" to his students, who turn to him for chizuk, guidance and inspiration. His commitment extends far beyond the classroom, as his talmidim become his children, whom he continues to guide throughout the years. Rabbi Wallerstein gives two chaburas weekly, at Ohr Yitzchok for boys and at Ohr Naava for girls. Rabbi Wallerstein lives with his wife Estee, children and grandchildren in Brooklyn.
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