Meet The Kollel
Rabbi Yitzi Weiner, Rosh Kollel
A dynamic, stimulating and experienced Jewish educator, teacher and orator, Rabbi Yitzi Weiner entertains, engages and challenges his audiences and learning partners with warmth, humor, sophistication, and boundless enthusiasm. Author of three successful guides that elucidate aspects of Torah thought and knowledge, Rabbi Yitzi is quickly gaining renown as an innovative and dedicated Torah resource for the town of Sharon and beyond. With patience, utmost care, and thought-provoking discussions, Rabbi Yitzi facilitates the spiritual growth of individuals, families and communities, meeting people at whatever level they are comfortable with. His teaching methods and models of Jewish unity building have attracted attention from around the world. In addition to teaching, facilitating, and organizing events that bring together the entire community, Rabbi Yitzi has become adept at harnessing the power of technology (weekly videos, interactive video classes) to offer further opportunities for in-depth sophisticated learning. Tireless in his devotion to the Sharon community, Rabbi Yitzi will come to any synagogue, school, office, or group to teach, lecture or facilitate inspiring Torah encounters on such topics as business ethics, Talmud, the inner meanings of prayer, contemporary Jewish law, marriage and parenting skills, and Torah and science. Be warned: his love and enthusiasm for Torah is infectious. He looks forward to hearing from you.
Rabbi Moshe Frohlich, Director
Warm and approachable, Moshe credits his demeanor to time spent at the prestigious Ner Israel yeshiva in Baltimore. A native of Fair Lawn, New Jersey, Rav Moshe also honed his exceptional Torah knowledge and teaching skills through study at Yeshiva University, Reishit, Sha’alvim and Rav Friedman’s Kollel in Israel. He holds a Masters in Educational Administration from Chicago’s Loyola University. Always ready to help others in need and share a kind word of encouragement, Rav Moshe spends his downtime outdoors, where he can often be found hiking and spending time with his children.
Rabbi Netanel Friedman
Born in Israel and raised in Baltimore on the Ner Israel Rabbinical College campus, Rabbi Netanel Friedman grew up surrounded by Torah learning – literally. Having spent his childhood, and most of his adult life, at Ner Israel, Rabbi Friedman is steeped in traditional sources, yet keenly aware of the world around him.
A graduate of Ner Israel, Rabbi Friedman has many years of experience in teaching, as well as Rabbinic and communal activism. Upon first meeting Rabbi Friedman, people are disarmed by his sweet demeanor, broad smile and easy laugh. After spending just a few moments with him, however, they soon find an astoundingly bright, quick-witted, and tirelessly devoted teacher and community builder. Rabbi Friedman’s stated policy is that he will never turn down someone who asks to learn Torah with him. Affable and adaptable, meticulous in preparing for a class, dedicated to fostering strong connections, and genuine in his care for every Jew, Rabbi Friedman – along with his wife Reva and three children – has already proved an exciting addition to the Sharon Community Kollel family.