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Rabbi Chaim Barry
Rabbi Ely Behar
Rabbi Yehudah Bienstock
Rabbi Yoseph Aharon
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Rabbi Ephraim Fischer
Rabbi Gershon Fruchter
Rabbi Yehiel Kalish
Rabbi Dov Katz
Rabbi Yuval Kernerman
Rabbi Moshe Kibel
Rabbi Pinchas Landis
Naomi Landis
Rabbi Yirmi Lederer
Rabbi Boruch Leff
Rabbi Dov Lipman
Rabbi A. D. Motzen
Zev Padway
Rabbi Reuven Pelberg
Rabbi Shai Scherer
Rabbi Dov Schwartzbaum
Rabbi Ben Travis
Elisa Travis
Rabbi Zev Weiner

Kollel "Alumni"

Photos of and information about our former staff.

We are proud of our "alumni" and the important positions they now fill.
To check up on our current staff, please visit our Kollel Staff page.

Rabbi Chaim Barry

TENURE: ? - ?
KOLLEL POSITION: Staff Scholar
NOW LIVES IN: Cincinnati
CURRENTLY: ?
ALSO: ?

Rabbi Ely Behar

TENURE: 1998 - 2002
KOLLEL POSITION: Staff Scholar
NOW LIVES IN: Jerusalem, Israel
CURRENTLY: Instructor and Guidance Counselor, Yeshivat Neveh Zion

Rabbi Yehudah Bienstock

TENURE: - 2002
KOLLEL POSITION: Staff Scholar
NOW LIVES IN: St. Louis, Missouri
CURRENTLY: Nursing home administration

Rabbi Yoseph Aharon David

TENURE: 1998 - 2000
KOLLEL POSITION: Rabbi, Downtown Synagogue and Learning Center
NOW LIVES IN: St. Louis, Missouri
CURRENTLY: Executive Director, Aish St. Louis

Rabbi Ephraim Fischer

TENURE: 1995 - 1997
KOLLEL POSITION: Staff Scholar
NOW LIVES IN: Brooklyn, New York
CURRENTLY: Teaching Judaic Studies to Russian immigrants

Rabbi Gershon Fruchter

TENURE: 2004 - 2006
KOLLEL POSITION: Staff Scholar
NOW LIVES IN: Far Rockaway, New York
CURRENTLY: Working in Manhattan's Diamond District

Rabbi Yehiel Kalish

TENURE: 1999 - 2002
KOLLEL POSITION: Staff Scholar
NOW LIVES IN: Far Rockaway, New York
CURRENTLY: National Director of Government Affairs, Agudath Israel of America

Rabbi Dov Katz

TENURE: 2006 - 2010
KOLLEL POSITION: Staff Scholar, Torah L'netzach
NOW LIVES IN: Cincinnati
CURRENTLY: Medical Scribe for Springfield Emergency Physicians, Inc.
ALSO: Student in the Pre-Physician Assistant Program at University of New England

Rabbi Yuval Kernerman

TENURE: 1995 - 1999
KOLLEL POSITION: Staff Scholar
NOW LIVES IN: Cincinnati
CURRENTLY: Principal, Cincinnati Hebrew Day School
ALSO: Helps to maintain the Cincinnati Eruv and checks clothing for sha'atnez

Rabbi Moshe Kibel

TENURE: ? - ?
KOLLEL POSITION: Staff Scholar
NOW LIVES IN: Cincinnati
CURRENTLY: ?
ALSO: ?

Naomi Landis

TENURE: ? - ?
KOLLEL POSITION: ?
NOW LIVES IN: ?
CURRENTLY: ?
ALSO: ?

Rabbi Pinchas Landis

TENURE: ? - ?
KOLLEL POSITION: Director, Kollel Retreat Center
NOW LIVES IN: Cincinnati
CURRENTLY: Rabbi, Congregation Ohr Chodosh
ALSO: ?

Rabbi Yirmi (Jeremie) Lederer

TENURE: ? - ?
KOLLEL POSITION: Staff Scholar
NOW LIVES IN: New York
CURRENTLY: ?
ALSO: ?

Rabbi Boruch Leff

TENURE: 1997 -
KOLLEL POSITION: Staff Scholar
NOW LIVES IN: Baltimore, Maryland
CURRENTLY: Assistant Principal, Torah Institute of Baltimore
ALSO: Author of Forever His Students (Feldheim)
       and "Kol Yaakov" (weekly column on the Torah portion)

Rabbi Dov Lipman

TENURE: 1995 - 1998
KOLLEL POSITION: Staff Scholar
NOW LIVES IN: Bet Shemesh, Israel
CURRENTLY:
Teaches Judaic Studies to young women at Machon Maayan and Merkaz Tiferet, and to young men at Reishit Yerushalayim
ALSO:
Author of DISCOVER: Answers for Teenagers (and adults) to Questions about the Jewish Faith (Feldheim) and "Parsha Points to Ponder" (weekly column on the Torah portion at OU.org)

Rabbi A. D. Motzen

TENURE: 2002 - 2006
KOLLEL POSITION: Staff Scholar
NOW LIVES IN: Cincinnati
CURRENTLY: Executive Director, Agudath Israel of Cincinnati
and Ohio Director of Government and Public Affairs, Agudath Israel of America

Rabbi Zev Padway

TENURE: 2000 - 2001
KOLLEL POSITION: Rabbi, Downtown Synagogue and Learning Center
NOW LIVES IN: Berkeley, California
CURRENTLY: Freelance filmmaker (Padway Productions)
ALSO: Majoring in Psychology at Berkeley City College
       Runs Jerusalem Camp, an outreach program at Rainbow Gatherings

Rabbi Reuven Pelberg

TENURE: 1995 - 2000
KOLLEL POSITION: Staff Scholar
(also cantor, original bima changer, and center of basketball team)
NOW LIVES IN: South Bend, Indiana
CURRENTLY:Principal, South Bend Hebrew Day School

Rabbi Shai Scherer

TENURE: 2002 - 2004
KOLLEL POSITION: Staff Scholar
NOW LIVES IN: Cincinnati
CURRENTLY: Judaic Studies teacher, Cincinnati Hebrew Day School
ALSO: Runs Shabbos learning groups for boys

Rabbi Dov Schwartzbaum

TENURE: ? - ?
KOLLEL POSITION: Staff Scholar
NOW LIVES IN: Israel
CURRENTLY: ?
ALSO: ?

Rabbi Ben Travis

TENURE: 1998 - 2003
KOLLEL POSITIONS: Staff Scholar
Rabbi, Downtown Synagogue and Learning Center
Coordinator of Student Outreach
NOW LIVES IN: Cincinnati
CURRENTLY: Judaic Studies instructor and Director of Development,
       Cincinnati Hebrew Day School

Elisa Travis

TENURE: ? - ?
KOLLEL POSITION: ?
NOW LIVES IN: Cincinnati
CURRENTLY: ?
ALSO: ?

Rabbi Zev Weiner

TENURE: 2001 - 2004
KOLLEL POSITION: Staff Scholar
NOW LIVES IN: Plano, Texas
CURRENTLY: Judaic Studies instructor, Torah Day School of Dallas

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