Kesher Staff

Rav Michoel Schoen, Rosh HaYeshiva and Dean (Email)

With 30+ years in outreach and education, Rabbi Schoen’s warmth and dedication to the physical and spiritual needs of his students makes Kesher feel like a home away from home. In addition to holding a degree in psychology, Rabbi Schoen received his semicha from Rav Yaakov Ruderman at Ner Israel Rabbinical College and shared a close relationship with Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach.


Yosef Wehl, Administrator

As administrator, Rabbi "General" Wehl oversees the ins and outs of Kesher's facility. Light bulbs, coffee cups, ping pong balls...Rabbi Wehl takes care of it. Email

Boruch Dovid Simon

Rabbi Simon, a talmid of Telshe and Mir yeshivos, has been been actively working with yeshiva and seminary students in Israel for over 20 years. Email

Nechemya Malinowitz

Rabbi Malinowitz is a talmid of HaRav Moshe Wolpin and a co-founder of The Zone youth center in downtown Jerusalem. Rabbi Malinowitz oversees the Kesher Beis Medrash program and  the yeshiva's night seder. Email

Shimon Swiatcki

Information coming soon.Email

Yosef Topek

Rabbi Dr. Topek has vast experience in the US in the fields of Jewish education and mental health, prior to moving to Israel. In addition to his work with Kesher, he maintains a private practice in Ramat Beit Shemesh, where he lives with his wife and children. Email

Gedalia Auerbach

Raised in South Africa, Rabbi Gedalia Auerbach brings a special warmth and kinship to Kesher. Reb Gedalia is a trained life coach and NLP practitioner.Email