About the Kollel Staff
Rabbi Yosef Simon
Founder, Rosh Kollel
I was born in New London, Connecticut and raised in Eretz Yisroel. My family moved to Teaneck, NJ when I was in 11th grade. After receiving my degree at Ramapo College in Economics, I went on a couple of Gateways seminars. From there, I learned in Aish HaTorah and then Yeshivas Ohr Somayach, Monsey, where I was inspired to live a religious lifestyle. I completed my smicha exams from Rabbi Shraga Feivel Zimmerman, and I am currently learning, giving chaburos, and teaching chasanim.
For a number of years, I have observed the disconcerting situation facing many married ba’alei teshuva. Many have a desire to continue learning, but lack both the support and communal framework to do so. With this in mind, we founded Kollel Toras Dovid to enable these sincere yungerlite to continue learning and growing in the proper communal framework and with proper guidance.
It is a big zechus for me and my family to be part of this wonderful kollel, which is named after my father-in-law, Rabbi Dovid Winiarz, Z”L. He was my teacher and my inspiration, and he treated me like a son. He taught me, ubemakom sheein anasheem heeshtadel leheeyot eesh – In a place where there are no leaders, strive to be a leader (Avos 2:5). R’ Dovid Winiarz, devoted his life to kiruv rechokim and helping ba’alei teshuva find a place in a frum community. He had a beautiful and infectious smile that made anyone feel at home and close to Hashem. In his zechus and with Hashem’s help, may this kollel continue to grow and affect yidden throughout Klal Yisroel.
Rabbi Yisroel Simcha Schorr
Maggid Shiyur, Posek
Rabbi Avraham Greenspoon
Rabbi Aron Rosenberg
Rabbi Yona Goldshmidt
Maggid Shiur for Community Night Seder
Rabbi Mutty Leiser
Maggid Shiyur for Community Night Seder
Rabbi Donnie Frank
Shmuz - Shalom Bais, Chinuch Habanim
Rabbi Daniel Coren
Rabbi Label Lam
Guest Speaker for N'Shei Programs