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The Kollel Faculty

 
The NMB Kollel consists of ten full time Rabbis and their families who study and teach and live the Torah. Each one is a sterling example of a "Ben Torah". They embody noble character, dedication to Torah study, and the true values of Judaism.

Rabbi Zelig Privalsky

Rabbi Zelig Privalsky, Director of Community Development - A Brooklyn native and close student of Rav Shmuel Berenbaum ZT"L; he studied in the great Yeshivos of the Mir and Ponevezh.

Rabbi and Mrs. Privalsky are from the original group that came to North Miami Beach from Lakewood, NJ.
For half a decade, he has been delivering a daily Gemara Shiur to members of the community. As a result of his engaging and outgoing personality, when the position of Director of Community Development opened up, the Roshei Kollel naturally turned to Rabbi Privalski. He has successfully upgraded the night seder Chaburos and the Thursday night Mishmar program among others.

R' Arye Bensinger

The son of Harav Y. Bensinger, Rav of Cong. Torah V”Emunah, and a born and bred native of North Miami Beach. R' Aryeh spent many years in Eretz Yisroel learning in Yeshivas Brisk. His diligence and focus in limud HaTorah have made him a tremendous asset to the Kollel. He and his wife, originally from Monsey, NY, returned to Floridain 2016 and has already made a great impact on the community through his Shiurim in the Kollel and in Torah V”Emunah.

R' Yossi Berger

Rabbi and Mrs. Yossi Berger have been Kollel members since 2011. Rabbi Berger is originally from Monsey and learned in New Haven, CT and in Yeshivas Mercaz HaTorah in Eretz Yisroel. His refined manner and extraordinary dedication to Torah study have allowed him and his family to make a tremendous Kiddush Hashem. He has recently received Semicha (Rabbinic ordination).

R' Zvi Englander

Rabbi and Mrs. Englander have been with the kollel since its inception in 2006. Rabbi Englander, originally from Toronto, was recruited from Lakewood, New Jersey and immediately became a popular chavrusa and teacher to many. His broad knowledge base in both Mussar and Halacha makes him the go-to person in the Bais Medrash for any question. For several years he lead a Shabbos Minyan in the community and has developed a strong following amongst community members seeking the Emes. He recently published on behalf of the Kollel a pamphlet named “Shabbos in the Hospital: A Halachic Guide”.

R' Tzvi Fladen

Orignally from Canton, OH, Rabbi Fladen is a talmid of the Telshe Yeshiva and studied under Rav Tzvi Kaplan in Eretz Yisroel. After years in BMG in Lakewood, Rabbi Fladen and his wife decided to bring their knowledge and talents to North Miami Beach to help strengthen the Kollel and community in 2015.. Rabbi and Mrs. Fladen, with their great warmth and genuine caring for others combined with their deep commitment to Limud HaTorah, have quickly been established as role models to both fellow Kollel members and the community at large. Since their arrival in South Florida many families have already been impacted by their dedication and love for learning. Rabbi Fladen currently delivers a nightly Dirshu Mishna Berura Shiur.

R' Aryeh Gitlin

Rabbi and Mrs. Gitlin have been part of the Kollel since 2012. Rabbi Gitlin's incredible hasmadoh is well known in North Miami Beach and raises the bar for the whole community. Rabbi Gitlin is originally from East Brunswick, NJ and is a student of Rabbi Yisroel Brog from Cleveland, OH. His enthusiasm for learning is an inspiration for the children who attend his nightly Mishnayos class..

R' Mayer Greenbaum

 Rabbi and Mrs. Greenbaum, after spending a number of years in Lakewood NJ, joined the Kollel in the summer of 2014. Rabbi Greenbaum is originally from Detroit, and learned in Scranton, PA and at Rav Sholom Shechter in Eretz Yisrael. His intensity in the beis medrash can be witnessed by anyone learning with the kollel. This energy is contagious and allows him to share his passion for Torah to all who come in contact with him.

R' Moshe Rabbi and Mrs. Price

Rabbi and Mrs. Price arrived in the Kollel shortly after Pesach of 2014. Rabbi Price is originally from Brooklyn, NY and learned in Tiferes Elimelech and in Yeshivas Brisk. He is a very talented Maggid Shiur and speaker, and with his exuberant personality, warmth, and humor has made a noticable impact on our community. His deep insights in the Bais Medrash and out have made him a magnet for many people in the community. He currently leads a Chabura of young Balabatim learning Mesechta Avoda Zara every night.Dovid Price  

R' Mayer Porter

Rabbi and Mrs. Meir Porter, left Lakewood to join the Kollel family in Chanukah of 2014. R' Meyer is originally from Baltimore and learned in Scranton, PA and by Rav Sholom Shechter. Rabbi Porter's easy going nature and pleasant demeanor as well as his scholarship have made him an integral part of the Kollel experience.. His background in Jewish outreach to the non-affiliated shines through in the ability to make anyone feel at home with him and what he teaches. He has spearheaded the effort to perfect the Kollel’s Thursday Night Mishmar initiative.

R Aryeh Roffe (Levy)

 Rabbi and Mrs. Levy have been with the Kollel since 2013. A native of Caracas, Venezuela, his Spanish language shiurim have attracted a large group of Latin Americans to the Kollel. His warm personality and his dedication to Torah learning and values has had a powerful impact on this community. He has recently taken the position of Rav in the Sephardic community of Presidential Estates, and has already influenced his Mispallelim there.

R' Yosef Sokol

Rabbi and Mrs. Sokol have been a part of the Kollel family since 2010. Rabbi Sokol is a talented maggid shiur and has attracted many people to his very popular Daf yomi shiur and other classes he gives throughout South Florida. His approachable and down-to-earth personality cause people to gravitate to learn from him. He is originally from Lakewood, NJ and studied in the Mir Yeshiva of Yerushalayim.

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