Meet The Kollel
Rabbi Jonah Steinmetz
Silver Family Rosh Kollel
Rabbi Jonah Steinmetz was raised in Woodmere, NY. He spent ten years at Yeshiva University, learning under Rav Mayer Twersky. After graduating as the YP Valedictorian, Rabbi Steinmetz continued his studies in the RIETS Semicha Honors Program and Rav Hershel Schachter’s kollel. He then spent three years studying in the Wexner Kollel Elyon at YU. Rabbi Steinmetz has been a lecturer and rabbinic associate at various shuls in the Five Towns community. He is the founder and director of Asicha Seminars, a learning program for post-Seminary women, and also a maggid shiur for the Semichas Chaver Program in Washington Heights and Bergenfield. Rabbi Steinmetz and his wife Shoshana, a pharmacist, are joining the community along with their four children, Shmuel, Shulamis, Malkiel, and Yosef Dov.
Contact Rabbi Steinmetz: [email protected]
Rabbi Yoni Pere
Gindi Family Sgan Rosh Kollel
Originally from West Hempstead, NY, Rabbi Yoni Pere attended Yeshiva Reishit Yerushalayim for two years and then Yeshiva University. He learned in Rav Ya’akov Neuburger’s shiur. Upon graduating, Rabbi Pere entered the Semicha Honors program and studied in Rav Hershel Schachter’s kollel. He subsequently studied in the Wexner Kollel Elyon for three years. Rabbi Pere successfully directed an early morning kollel in Washington Heights for YU alumni in the workforce and interned as a rebbe in TABC High School. Rabbi Pere, his wife, Devorah, and their children – Ayelet, Shlomo, Moshe, and Simcha – are thrilled to be joining the community.
Contact Rabbi Pere: [email protected]
R' Eli Morell
R’ Willy Kluger
R’ Doni Schanzer
R' Moshe Simon
R’ Menachum Polack
Menachum Polack grew up in Brookline, MA and attended Maimonides School K-12. After high school, Menachum spent two years learning in Yeshiva Torat Shraga, followed by 4 years in YU’s undergraduate program, learning in Rav Elchanan Adler’s shiur and graduating with a degree in accounting. Ever since then, Menachum has been studying in the RIETS Semicha program and Rav Hershel Schachter’s kollel. Menachum is married to Gila who will continue her teaching in Los Angeles.