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The Avreichim all learned under leading Roshei Yeshiva in American Yeshivot of note. They excel in their knowledge and ability to teach and transmit a wide range of Torah topics – from Gemara in depth as taught in the Yeshivot, to Halacha as well as Chumash, Mussar and Machshava.
Meet the Avraichim
R’ Akiva Weitzner: Born in Bolder Co. and raised in N.J., R’ Akiva attended the Yeshiva in Edison as well as Torah Temima and Brisk in Yerushalayim. He continued his studies Lakewood Yeshiva where he is recognized as a Talmid Chacham of stature. In the morning, R’ Akiva heads a division of Kollel Choshen Mishpat/Even Ha’ezer in Lakewood and in the afternoon he serves as Rosh Chaburah of Kollel Orot Haim VeMoshe. To date he has written numerous volumes of ‘Vetiharo HaKohen’ on some of the most intricate halachic topics in Shas.
R’ David Bitton: Born in Montreal and raised in Toronto, David attended Yeshivat Nachlat Tzvi high school in Toronto. He continued for Beit Midrash to Rav Uren Reich’s Yeshiva in Lakewood N.J. In Eretz Yisrael, David studied in Yeshiva Or Torah (Rav Rubenstien) and in Yeshiva Brisk. Before coming to Kollel Orot Haim VeMoshe, he studied in Lakewood’s Beit Midrash Gavoha for seven years. He has to date published works on Chumash, Pesach and other topics.
R’ Shalom Tzvi Pflaster: Shalom Tzvi was born in L.A. and studied in the Yeshiva Gedola of L.A. He continued to Yeshiva Chaim Berlin in N.Y. For Beit Midrash, Shalom Tzvi attended Rav Uren Reich’s Yeshiva in Lakewood N.J. Shalom Tzvi furthered his studies in Eretz Yisrael in Yeshiva Or Torah (Rav Rubenstein) and Yeshiva Brisk. Before coming to Kollel Orot Haim VeMoshe, he studied in Lakewood’s Beit Midrash Gavoha for eight years. Shalom Tzvi has published a Sefer on Chanukah and is currently working on a Sefer that studies Bitachon in depth.
R’ Aryeh Leib Goldstein: Born in L.A, Aryeh Leib attended Yeshiva Gedola of L.A. He continued his learning in Passaic Yeshiva under Rav Meir Stern and furthered his studies in Mir Yerushalayim. Aryeh Leib joined Kollel Orot Haim VeMoshe after learning in Lakewood’s Beit Midrash Gavoha for eight years.
R’ Evyatar Elbaz: Evyatar was born and raised in Montreal. He studied in Yeshiva Kisei Rachamim in Eretz Yisrael under HaRav Meir Mazuz. He continued his studies in R’ Avraham Abitbol’s Kollel in Montreal, before furthering his learning by joining Beit Medrash Gavoha in Lakewood N.J. After four years in Lakewood, Evyatar joined Kollel Orot Haim VeMoshe.
R’ Meir Rosen: Meir grew up in South Fallsburg N.Y. and learned in Tal Chaim in Monsey. For Beit Midrash, Meir went to learn by Rav Aryeh Rubenstein in Yeshiva Mishkan HaTorah in Lakewood. In Eretz Yisrael, he furthered his learning by Rav Dovid Feinstein. Before joining Kollel Orot Haim VeMoshe, Meir learned in the Manalapan Community Kollel for seven years.
R’ Shalom Ohayon: Shalom grew up in Lakewood. He learned in Yeshiva Gedola of Bayonne under Rav Dovid Maggid. Shalom continued to Rav Dovid Fishman’s, Yeshiva Kesser Torah, in Monsey. In Eretz Yisrael, Shalom learned by Rav Avraham Teichman in Yagdil Torah. After getting married, Shalom learned in the Elizabeth Kollel as well as the Kollel of Jersey Shore (Rav Wadish) for five years.
R’ Binyomin Bressler: Binyomin was born in Montreal and learned in Montreal’s Yeshiva Gedola Merkaz HaTorah. For Beit Midrash, He attended Yeshiva Or HaChaim in Queens. In Eretz Yisrael he furthered his studies in Rav Tzvi Kaplan’s Yeshivat Kadshim. He returned there after he got married and came from Eretz Yisrael to join Kollel Orot Haim VeMoshe.
R’ Dovid Berl: Dovid was born and grew up in Boropark. He learned in Stolin for elementary and for Beit Midrash he went the Yeshiva of South Fallsburg N.Y. under Rav Elya Ber Wachtfogel. In Eretz Yisrael he studied under Harav Dovid Soloveitzik. He then continued on to study in Lakewood’s Beit Midrash Gavoha until he joined Kollel Orot Haim VeMoshe.
R’ Kalman Rosenthal: Born and bred in Monsey Kalman learned in Monsey’s Bais Mikra. For Beit Midrash he studied in Ohel Torah (Monsey) and then went on to learn in the Yeshiva of South Fallsburg N.Y. under Rav Elya Ber Wachtfogel. After moving to Lakewood and learning in Bet Medrash Gavoha for seven years and then in the Manalapan Kollel, Kalman joined Kollel Orot Haim VeMoshe.
R’ Yehoshua Levi Weitzner: Yehoshua Levi was born and grew up in Highland Park N.J. For elementary he went to RJJ (Staten Island). For high school Yehoshua Levi went to Yeshiva Gedola of Edison and then to Torah Temimah. He continued his studies in Eretz Yisrael in under Harav Avraham Yehoshua Soloveitzik in Yeshivat Brisk. He returned there after his marriage before moving to Lakewood, where he studied in Beit Medrash Gavoha, until he joined Kollel Orot Haim VeMoshe.