Leadership

Sulam Yaakov engages some of Jerusalem’s best known teachers, each bringing many years of teaching and life experience. Our Rabbis have guided communities for many years, gaining wide experience and practical wisdom from their leadership roles.

Rabbi Aharon Leibowitz, Dean

Rabbi Aaron Leibowitz has been an innovative Jewish educator in Israel for over two decades. He began as a Program Director at Gesher. After three years as an Educational Officer in the IDF, he received his ordination from Rabbi Shlomo Riskin and Rabbi Chaim Brovender. Rav Aaron spent six years as the Rabbi of Kol Rina, the famous Miklat (Bomb Shelter) minyan, bringing a special blend of celebratory joy and profound insight to thousands every year. He is the chair of the Nachlaot community council and is slated to be Jerusalem City-Councilman in 2016 with the Yerushalmim party.

 

 

Rabbi Daniel Kohn, Mashpiah Ruchani

Rav Daniel is a founding member of the village of Bat Ayin, Rabbi of the village, and a sought after facilitator of spiritual growth programming. He is also an accomplished saxophone and clarinet klezmer musician. He is especially drawn to the contemplative works of the Maharal and Chassidut Chabad, and serves as a model for the profound spirituality and continued personal growth that he teaches so well.

 

 

Rabbi Michael Feuer, Educational Director

Rabbi Mike Feuer has learned Torah in a number of Jerusalem area institutions, including Yeshivat HaMivtar, the Mir Yeshiva and Sulam Yaakov. He received his semicha in Shabbat and Issur v’heter from Sulam Yaakov in conjunction with completing the Israeli Rabbinate issur v’heter certification.

Rav Mike has been active in Jewish education, formal and informal, for many years. Since making aliyah in 2001, he has been Program Director of a post-high school yeshiva, taught history, Jewish thought and Bible in several Jerusalem yeshivot and midrashot and halacha at the Pardes Institute.

Rav Mike’s teaching style is a mix of desire for rigorous analysis and a passionate love of the poetry found in learning. He approaches learning and teaching as a process of mutual self development between teacher and student.

 

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