Rabbi Sholom Stiefel
Rabbi Sholom Stiefel and his wife Simi have directed Chabad of Arcadia, CA since 2015. Rabbi Stiefel spearheaded Pasadena's Jewish Learning Institute chapter from 2015-2019. He serves as the rabbi for Jewish patients at the City Of Hope medical center. In 2018, Rabbi Stiefel launched the CTeen of San Gabriel Valley, creating interactive Jewish social programs for teens throughout the region.
Bal Harbor, FL
Rabbi Shayah Farkash
Rabbi Farkash is the director of CTeen in Bal Harbor, FL., where he combines his Torah knowledge and experience with his passion for working with youth. His wish is to deliver the best creative youth programs, bringing teens closer to the community and Judaism.
Rabbi Eli Solomon
Rabbi Eli Solomon lives in Baltimore, MD with his wife and two little girls. He has taught people of all ages and has a special affinity for teens: They are the future leaders! Rabbi Solomon considers guiding them on that journey an honor and pleasure. He is an engaging and caring teacher and ensures that all his students take part and get the most out of each lesson.
Basking Ridge, NJ
Rabbi Mendel Shemtov
Rabbinically ordained in Jerusalem, Rabbi Mendel Shemotv is passionate about connecting Jewish students of all ages with their heritage and birthright. Since 2014, he has served the Basking Ridge community, where he has been fundamental to its educational growth and engagement activities.
Baton Rouge, LA
Rabbi Peretz Kazen
Rabbi Peretz Kazen has a passion for engaging conversation that gets one to expand their ideas. He directs the Chabad at LSU and greater Baton Rouge together with his wife Mushka. Rabbi and Mrs. Kazen are the proud parents of four adorable children.
Mrs Sara Wolf
Sara Wolf is the educational director at Chabad of Bedford, NY. She has been involved in Jewish education for eighteen years. She taught at Park East Day School in NYC, and at Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy in Stamford, CT. She directs the 150-student Chabad Hebrew School in Bedford. She is passionate about Jewish education and weaves Jewish spirituality and philosophy into all her lessons.
Rabbi Sholom Ber Elishevitz
Rabbi Sholom Ber Elishevitz has been directing CTeen in Bellevue, WA together with his wife Chaya for the past eleven years. He grew up in Brooklyn and spent his summers in Russia, Ukraine, and other parts of Europe, spreading Judaism and teaching Torah to young children. Today, Rabbi Sholom Ber teaches youth in the local Jewish day school, gives classes for teens in the local public school and tutors. He looks forward to bringing the wonderful opportunity of CTeen U to local teens!
Rabbi Mendy Blank
Born in South Beach, FL Rabbi Mendy Blank channeled his love for sports to Torah study. He is now passionate about connecting with Jewish youth and sharing with them the joy of being a proud Jew. You can catch Rabbi Mendy doing a mitzvah around town or in Emeryville with his wife and 3 cute little kids.
Rabbi Sender Geisinsky
Rabbi Sender Geisinsky is the Rabbi and Co-Director of the Chabad Jewish Center of Bethesda, together with his wife, Nechama. Rabbi Geisinksy is a second generation community activist. He grew up, and was educated locally, before pursuing his studies at academies of higher Jewish learning in France, Israel, and New York. He graduated with honors, receiving his rabbinic ordination from the Central Lubavitch Yeshiva in Brooklyn. He and his wife returned to the Greater Washington area in 2008 and have since established multiple youth initiatives, adult education opportunities, and social programs
Big Island, Hawaii, and Kailua Kona, HI
Rabbi Levi Gerlitzky
Rabbi Levi Gerlitzky directs the Chabad Jewish Center of the Big Island together with his wife Fraidy. You can often find him deeply engaged in a passionate Torah discussion. Rabbi and Mrs. Gerlitzky are the proud parents of three adorable children.
Rabbi Yossi Friedman
Originally from S Paul, Minnesota, Rabbi Yossi Friedman first got a taste for teaching in Caracas, Venezuela. Since moving to Birmingham in 1993, Rabbi Friedman has become known as the premiere Torah teacher for our community, especially for teens and young adults. Came see for yourself what two generations of Alabama Jews have enjoyed.
Bloomfield Hills, MI
Mrs. Mushky Dubov
Mushky Dubov was born and raised in West Bloomfield, MI, and currently co-directs the Chabad Jewish Center of Bloomfield Hills. Mushky is passionate about connecting with teens and has been educating and mentoring teens for over ten years.
Boca Raton, FL
Rabbi Yossi Denburg
Rabbi Yossi Denburg is co-director of CTeen Boca Raton together with his wife Shainy.
He is very passionate about the amazing energy and potential that teenagers have and loves his job! He gives the popular "Supper 'N Study" weekly on Thursdays and is the friendly face at all the Kosher Food Club and Lunch & Learn clubs at the local high schools.
The Rabbi is excited to give the upcoming CTeenU course and hopes YOU can join!
Mrs. Shayndel Zaklos
Shayndel was born and raised in Boston. . Her parents, Rabbi Chaim and Nechama Prus, were sent as emissaries by the Lubavitcher Rebbe to establish the first Chabad center of Greater Boston in the mid 70’s.
Shayndel studies in Jerusalem, and graduated with a degree in Judaic studies and education. She taught Judaic studies and lead social programming for teens in New York and Brookline, MA. Shayndel also lead groups of all backgrounds on tours of the renown Jewish Children’s Museum in Brooklyn, NY.
Currently, she directs Jewish Gems After School Program in Boston.
Rabbi Baruch Hecht
As the Rebbe's Shliach to Brentwood for the last 36 years, Rabbi Hecht has been at some point part Rabbi, Mentor, Teacher, Father figure, Cook, Camp Counselor, band-aid putter oner, and Make you laugh when you need one.
This is going to be fun, informative, and great learning.
Rabbi Sruli Deitsch
Rabbi Sruli Deitsch is the spiritual leader of Chabad, an outreach center and synagogue in Bronxville. He studied at Yeshivot in New York, Toronto, France and England, receiving his Rabbinic ordination in Brooklyn. He led youth groups and summer camps in Vilna, Moscow, Canada and Virginia and has been teaching adults and youth since 2008.
Mrs. Chanie Lerner
Chanie is a Boston native and a mother of 11. She has been teaching for over 20 years both children and adults. She has a degree in education from SUNY Empire State College.
Brooklyn Heights, NY
Rabbi Yaakov Raskin
Born and raised in Downtown Brooklyn, Rabbi Yankel Raskin has a love for learning. He received his rabbinic ordination at the Rabbinical College of America and then proceeded to complete his Dayanut from the Beth Din of Sydney. Subsequently, he continued to complete a Masters in special education at Concordia College. Rabbi Yankel has a passion for spreading the love and joy he has for Judaism. He is currently running the Cteen chapter in Downtown Brooklyn providing social and educational outlets to Jewish teenagers. He is passionate about making sure every Jewish teen has a chance to enhance their Judaism.
Rabbi Dovid Okonov
Rabbi Dovid Okonov was born in New York to Russian-born parents who founded the F.R.E.E. organization which works to assist Russian-speaking Jews. After receiving his rabbinical ordination, Rabbi Dovid moved to Brighton Beach, NY, to help serve the Russian-Jewish community. Rabbi Dovid has worked with children of all ages, all around the world.
Brooklyn, NY (Bay Ridge)
Rabbi Tzvi Stroh
Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Rabbi Stroh has studied in the Lubavitcher Rabbinical seminary of Morristown, NJ as well as in the Central Lubavitcher Yeshiva. Rabbi Stroh has been teaching students for over 20 years.
Brooklyn, NY (Neshama)
Rabbi Mendel Winner
Born and raised in the Brighton Beach section of Brooklyn, Rabbi Mendel decided to return to his hometown after his marriage. Rabbi Mendel is passionate about spreading the joy and warmth of Judaism and has spent the past few years traveling to communities around the world to inspire and enrich the lives of those around him. With a blend of wisdom, humor, and wit, Rabbi Mendel’s classes are sure to inspire his students and stimulate their curiosity about Judaism.
Bucks County, PA
Rabbi Chaim Shemtov
Born and raised In Bucks County, PA, Rabbi Chaim Shemtov received his rabbinic ordination in Jerusalem, Israel. He is passionate about spreading the joy and warmth of Judaism and has spent the past few years traveling to communities around the world to inspire and enrich the lives of those around him. Rabbi Chaim currently directs teen programming for Chabad Lubavitch of Bucks County.
Rabbi Yossi Rodal
Rabbi Yossi was born and raised in Italy in a family of 17. His love for Judaism and for Jewish learning is genuine, authentic, and contagious. He lives with his wife and two kids in Carlsbad, California, where he passionately inspires Jews regardless of their background, through music, humor, and love.
Rabbi Bentzion Groner
Rabbi Bentzion Groner was born in Charlotte, NC, where his parents were sent as emissaries of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, OBM, to strengthen the small Jewish community with a multitude of educational institutions. Engaged in outreach activities from a very young age, his studies took him around the world from Detroit to Lod, Israel, and, eventually, to the Talmudic Seminary of Oholei Torah in Brooklyn. At 20, he spent a year in Leeds, England, where he spearheaded youth development for Chabad outreach. Groner received his rabbinic ordination at Machon Lehorah in Pretoria, South Africa.
Chestnut Hill, MA
Rabbi Mendy Uminer
Rabbi Mendy Uminer is the director of Chabad at Chestnut Hill, where he leads his community with warmth and wisdom. The Chabad Center offers a wide range of programs, including prayer services, adult education, youth programming, and discussion groups every Shabbat.
Rabbi Dovid Kotlarsky
Rabbi Dovid directs Chabad of Lakeview in Chicago, IL with his wife Devorah Leah and their children. His center's slogan is "Judaism with a Smile" and he aims to infuse that philosophy of joy into each of the classes he teaches.
Rabbi Shmuly Posner
Rabbi Posner lives in Blue Ash, OH with his wife and daughter. He has taught students of all ages and levels and has a special affinity for teens. Our youth are the future leaders, and he considers helping them on their journey as an honor and pleasure.
Clifton Park, NY
Rabbi Yossi Rubin
Rabbi Yossi Rubin Director at Clifton Park Chabad received his Rabbinical Ordination at the Rabbinical College of America. He is passionate about making sure every Jewish teen has a chance to discover and be proud of their heritage.
Rabbi Yosef Gluckowsky
Rabbi Yossi Gluckowsky was born in central Israel. He studied in France and New York and obtained his rabbinic ordination in 2008. He served as a traveling rabbi in Caracas Venezuela, Frankfurt Germany, and Brunoy France. Rabbi Gluckowsky now directs Chabad of Closter, NJ.
Coachella Valley, CA
Mrs. Chaya Posner
Chaya Posner has been mentoring and teaching teens for over three decades in various capacities. She participated in leadership and youth training both in the UK and US, and received her teacher's diploma and license from Beth Rivkah Seminary in New York. She serves as director of Chabad of Rancho Mirage, CA. Along with event planning and teaching her popular classes for women, she has been directing CTeen in the Desert for over ten years.
Mrs. Chana Rubin
Chana Rubin is the co-director of Colonie Chabad, based in Upstate New York, with her husband, Rabbi Mordechai and daughter, Mushka. She is learned and passionate about Judaism and enthused by the energy and excitement with which teens are uniquely gifted. Chana looks forward to teaching the upcoming CTeen u course to Colonie teens.
Rabbi Hesh Epstein
Rabbi Epstein is the Director of Chabad Lubavitch of South Carolina. The Chabad synagogue offers a wide-ranging adult education program, including prayers, opportunities for studying Hebrew, and discussion groups every Shabbat.
Cooper City, FL
Rabbi Adi Goodman
Rabbi Adi Goodman was raised in Baltimore, MA and received his rabbinic ordination from Kollel Tiferet Menachem in Los Angeles, CA. Together with his wife Malky and their six children, Rabbi Goodman has been serving the Jewish communities of South Florida since 2001. Rabbi Adi currently directs Jewish Life at Posnack Fischer High School, Chabad of Monterra, FL and CTeen in Cooper City, FL. Rabbi Adi is passionate about teaching and giving over the tools for a positive and energetic connection to Torah and Judaism.
Coral Springs, FL
Rabbi Shaya Denburg
Born and raised In Coral Springs, Florida, Rabbi Shaya Denburg has always known that he wants to spend his life spreading the joy and warmth of Judaism. He received his rabbinic ordination at the Rabbinical College of America, and has spent the last 5 years running Cteen of Coral Springs, providing social and educational outlets to Jewish teenagers. He is passionate about making sure every Jewish teen has a chance to enhance their Judaism.
Dana Point, CA
Rabbi Eliyahu Goorevitch
Rabbi Eli Goorevitch was born and raised in California, growing up in neighboring Laguna Beach. He graduated from the Central Lubavitch Yeshiva in Brooklyn NY and received his Rabbinical ordination in Los Angeles.
Rabbi Eli has been involved in Jewish outreach all his life, serving in communities as far as Buenos Aires, Argentina, Israel & Chicago, to name a few.
The Goorevitch's moved to Dana Point to establish the city's first and only Jewish Center. Their combined experience along with their devotion to bringing the warm and positive message of Judaism to every Jew, is surely an asset to the Jewish community.
Rabbi Nochum Mangel
Rabbi Nochum Mangel, director of Chabad of Greater Dayton has been teaching and organizing teen programs in Dayton for the past 30 years.
Rabbi Chaim Schanowitz
Rabbi Chaim Schanowitz is the co-director of Chabad of Deerfield, IL and assistant rabbi at the Central Ave Synagogue. He received his rabbinic ordination from the Rabbinical College of America in Morristown, NJ. Rabbi Schanowitz along with his wife Mina run CTeen in the Deerfield, Highland Park and Glencoe communities.
Rabbi Mendel Popack
Rabbi Mendel trained in some of the best Jewish Schools, Yeshivas and Rabbinical Colleges in the world. With his welcoming and relatable personality, Rabbi Mendel has led and organised community events and services for Jewish communities, college students and youth groups of all ages throughout the US and internationally. Rabbi Mendel co-founded and directed a high adventure traveling camp for young adults sharing his love for the outdoors and his passion for helping others. Rabbi Mendel is a skilled teacher, gifted at engaging students, in bringing deep concepts to life and in helping students find personal relevance in the learning.
Rabbi Mendel Prus
Rabbi Mendel Prus was raised in Boston, MA, where he was imbued with a sense of mission to share his love of Judaism. His parents were sent as emissaries by the Lubavitcher Rebbe to establish the first Chabad center of Greater Boston. Rabbi Prus studied in Yeshiva in New York, Toronto, and five years in Israel. He completed his studies in the Central Lubavitch Yeshiva in NY and was ordained as Rabbi in 2001. Rabbi Prus is the director of Chabad of Doylestown. He loves to hang out and discuss Jewish topics and issues with an emphasis on spirituality and Chassidic mysticism.
East Valley, AZ
Rabbi Mendy Deitsch
Rabbi Deitsch is a graduate of Central Yeshiva Tomchei Tmimim Lubavitch Rabbinical Seminary in Brooklyn, New York, where he majored in Kabbalah and Jewish Mysticism. Rabbi Mendy has traveled to Bangkok, Singapore, Central America, Russia and Australia teaching these topics to adults and youth. He serves as Rabbi of Chabad of the East Valley, based in Chandler, Arizona, and is also Director of Pollack Chabad Center for Jewish Life.
Rabbi Aizik Schwei
Rabbi Aizik Schwei has a passion for education and has been teaching teens since 2013. He received rabbinic ordination and has completed an advanced course in contemporary Jewish law. Rabbi Schwei lives with his family in Norwich, CT and directs of Chabad of Norwich and CTeen of Eastern Connecticut.
Rabbi Dovid Pinson
Since 2003 Rabbi Dovid and Devorah, youth directors at Chabad of Edmonton, Canada, have pioneered new and innovative Jewish youth programming and built a sturdy foundation for ongoing spiritual and cultural family education. Rabbi Dovid believes the best way to engage and motivate students is by tailoring lessons to their learning style and interests. He is adept at weaving between contemporary concepts and Talmudic discussions so his students come away with an understanding of the practical application of Jewish thought and teaching.
Rabbi Shmuel Konikov
Rabbi Shmuel Konikov was born and raised in Englewood, NJ where he now directs the local Chabad center. He received his rabbinic ordination from the renowned Rabbi Dovid Schochet of Toronto, Canada, as well as Rabbi D. Schmukler of Kollel Menachem in Los Angeles, CA.
Fair Lawn, NJ
Rabbi Eliezer Steinhauser
Rabbi Eliezer Steinhauser received his rabbinic ordination at Yeshivas Lubavitch Toronto from the Chief Rabbi of Toronto, Rabbi Dovid Schochet. Since 2015, he has served as youth outreach director at Bais Shmuel Congregation in Brooklyn. There he established and continues to run programming for young adults, teens and middle-schoolers, using an innovative and experiential approach to strengthen their bonds to their Jewish faith.
Rabbi Shloime Adler
Rabbi Shloime Adler was born and raised in Canada. He completed his rabbinic ordination at the Rabbinical Yeshiva in Manalapan, NJ. For nearly ten years, Rabbi Adler has been educating middle-schoolers and teens as the Youth Director at Chabad of Northern Virginia. At the 2014 Teen Choice Awards, Rabbi Adler was voted CTeen Director of the Year.
Rabbi Yossi Grossbaum
Rabbi Yossi has over 15 years of experience teaching students of all ages. Together with his wife Goldie, he leads the Chabad Jewish Community Center in Folsom and serves as its rabbi. He is well known for his engaging manner and clear teaching style.
Forest Hills, NY
Rabbi Mendy Hecht
Growing up in Melbourne, Australia, Rabbi Mendy attended the local Yeshivah College and took an active part in arranging extra curricular programs and community events. He continued his Judaic studies as well as outreach and chaplaincy care in Israel and Canada, and spent considerable time working with the Jewish community in Ukraine’s capital of Kiev. While finishing his Rabbinical studies in New Jersey and then in New York, Rabbi Mendy and Chaya met and married. Since 2012 they have also been partners in leading CTeen of Queens, NY.
Fort Lee, NJ
Rabbi Menachem Mendel Wuensch
In the summer of 2019 Rabbi Mendel & Chaya Wuensch moved to Fort Lee, New Jersey, becoming the 16th Chabad couple to serve Bergen County. They revamped and expanded the Hebrew School so it is now at its highest enrollment in 20 years. Rabbi Mendel leads programming for teens in Fort Lee.
Franklin Lakes, NJ
Rabbi Chanoch Kaplan
Rabbi Chanoch Kaplan is the spiritual leader and director of Chabad North West Bergen County, NJ for twenty years and he's been teaching Torah to Jewish teens for over half that time.
Gloucester County, NJ
Rabbi Avi Richler
Rabbi Avi Richler directs Chabad of Gloucester County, NJ. Rabbi Richler has led youth programming around the globe, including in Russia, Ukraine, the United States, South Africa, Canada, and England. With a blend of wisdom, humor, and wit, Rabbi Richler’s classes are sure to inspire his students and stimulate their curiosity.
Great Neck, NY
Rabbi Zalman Baumgarten
Rabbi Zalman has a passion for education, and as an educator for over ten years, his engaging and warm personality immediately create an environment of unity and growth in every lesson.
Rabbi Menachem Feldman
Rabbi Menachem Feldman is the Jewish Learning Director at Chabad of Greenwich, where he has been teaching Torah classes for adults and teens for the past 10 years. With a passion for deep Torah topics and great conversation, he looks forward to teaching CTeen U’s courses.
Mrs. Menucha Fried
Menucha Fried is the co-director of Chabad in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Through her insight and commitment, Fried strives to promote passion and knowledge for Judaism and the Torah. Her classes and programs span ages and backgrounds, and are well loved by Jewish children, teens, and adults alike.
Rabbi Mendel Lerman
A native from Atl, Rabbi Mendel Lerman has always known that he wants to spend his life spreading the joy and warmth of judaism. He has received his rabbinic ordination at the Rabbinical College of America and has spend the last 5 years running Jewish Youth programs around globe. From Australia, Israel and Thailand, he has now settled back in GA with his wife, and runs the CTEEN chapter of Gwinnett County.
Rabbi Yossi Lifshitz
Born and raised in Cincinnati, OH, Rabbi Yossi grew up knowing he wanted to bring Jews into contact with the teachings of theTorah. After attending rabbinical school in Connecticut, New York, Manchester, UK, and Jerusalem, he moved with his wife and children to Hallandale Beach, FL in 2021 to direct the local CTeen chapter. An experienced teacher and committed mentor, Rabbi Yossi is excited to teach the upcoming CTeen U course.
Hunterdon County, NJ
Rabbi Avraham Posner
Rabbi Avraham Posner is the Youth Director at Chabad of Hunterdon County, NJ. Born and raised in Boston, MA, Rabbi Posner received his rabbinic ordination from the Rabbinical College of America. He has vast experience working with university students, teens, and communities all over the world. Rabbi Posner enjoys the energy and passion that teens bring to the table, and their willingness to try new things to make a positive difference in the world.
Mrs. Mushky Cohen
As director of Chabad of Huntsville, AL, Mushky Cohen strives to relay the best of Judaism. She is excited to teach Torah to a great group of inquisitive teens.
Jamaica Estates, NY
Rabbi Shmuel Kogan
Rabbi Shmuel Kogan has always been passionate about Jewish education. He spent three years studying and completing his rabbinic ordination in Melbourne, Australia. He taught and was principal at JIQ Boys High School. He has been directing summer camps for over eighteen years. Currently, he directs the Bukharian Chai Center, which provides innovative religious educational programs in Queens, NY.
Rabbi Yisroel Langsam
Rabbi Yisroel Langsam and his wife Mushkie established CTeen of Kensington/Central Brooklyn in 2014. He studied Talmudic law, Jewish thought and Philosophy at yeshivahs in Israel, New York, Connecticut, Canada and Russia. He is a certified scribe who is skilled in writing Torah scrolls. He has trained as a rabbi at Yale University and now commits himself to the education of students of all ages—with the joy and warmth of Judaism.
Lafayette Hill, PA
Rabbi Yisroel Kotlarsky
Rabbi Yisroel Kotlarsky co-directs Chabad of Lafayette Hill with his wife, Chaya. Together they offer a wide range of programs for all ages. Rabbi Kotlarsky has led courses and classes for both adults and teens on all sorts of Jewish topics.
Las Vegas, NV
Rabbi Chaim Ozer Metal
Rabbi Metal is the youth director at Chabad of Summerlin for the past fourteen years, and together with his wife Racheli offers Jewish educational and holiday programs to youth and families across the Vegas Valley. He also directs the local Hebrew School & the Cteen Las Vegas Chapter, Rabbi Metal looks forward to bringing the relevance and meaning of Judaism to teens of all Jewish backgrounds, and inspiring the leaders of tomorrow.
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Long Beach, CA (Shul by the Shore)
Rabbi Levi Perelmuter
Rabbi Levi is a devoted educator with deep roots in the Jewish community and extensive teaching experience. Though born in Boston, Rabbi Levi grew up in Long Beach, California. His Talmudic studies introduced him to communities throughout the East Coast and also took him to Australia and South Africa. Ordained as a rabbi in 2010, he went on to teach English and math at a yeshiva in Crown Heights while earning a bachelor's degree in Computer Science.
Long Beach, NY
Rabbi Eli Goodman
In 2004, Rabbi Eli and Beila Goodman arrived in Long Beach, New York to breathe new life into a local synagogue called the BACH. Here, they founded Chabad of the Beaches, serving Long Beach, Lido Beach, and Atlantic Beach.
Raised in Melbourne, Australia, Rabbi Eli Goodman studied at Talmudic seminaries in Tsfat, Manchester, and Brooklyn, which culminated in his rabbinic ordination. After his ordination, Rabbi Goodman spent two years in law school at Monash University in Australia, but he chose to pursue the crucial vocation of Jewish outreach, instead.
For more than a decade, Rabbi Goodman has dedicated his life to Jewish education and outreach throughout the world, leading educational programs, Jewish camps, holiday events and various other initiatives in diverse cities across the United States and beyond, as part of a global Chabad network of Jewish outreach. Now, having settled in Long Beach, Rabbi Goodman looks forward to planting more seeds for a Jewish tomorrow in his beloved community. He is deeply appreciative of all the warmth, support, and encouragement shown to him.
Los Alamitos, CA
Rabbi Shmuel Marcus
Rabbi Shmuel Marcus is the co-director of Chabad of Los Alamitos together with his wife Bluma. Since 2003 they have been providing local teens with a Jewish education at Los Alamitos Hebrew High. A poet, singer, composer and author, Rabbi Shmuli believes in using the talents given to him by G-d to inspire others and teach Torah ideas in a manner to which all people can relate.
Los Angeles, CA (Pico-Robertson)
Rabbi Moshe Levin
Rabbi Moshe Levin is a world renowned scholar and author. Born and raised in Worcester, Mass., he studied at yeshivot across the globe and today, with his wife Chanie and their 6 children, he is an active Shliach in Los Angeles California. Rabbi Levin serves as Rabbi and Spiritual leader of both Chabad of Downtown East in LA's famous Fashion District, and Congregation Bais Bezalel Chabad. His 'One Minute Daily Torah Thoughts' are shared across the globe, inspiring hundreds of people with short Torah insights.
Los Angeles, CA (South Westwood)
Rabbi Dovid Liberow
Rabbi Liberow is the spiritual leader of Chabad in South Westwood. Hundreds of students have enjoyed his unique teaching style that includes an ability to reach across audiences of all ages, backgrounds, and affiliations.
Rabbi Shmully Litvin
Rabbi Shmully Litvin is a Louisville native, and together with his wife Duby, and children Gavi and Esther, direct the education and teen departments of Chabad of Kentucky.
Rabbi Avremel Matusof
A Madison, WI native, Rabbi Avremel Matusof received his rabbinic ordination at the Rabbinic Talmudic College in NYC. Rabbi Avremel has served as a traveling rabbi all over the world, including in Namibia, Ghana, China, Dominica, and Hawaii. In the summer of 2011, he returned to Madison to serve the growing professional and teen population of the area.
Rabbi Chaim Pinczower
Rabbi Chaim Pinczower and his wife run the CTeen chapter of Mamaroneck - Larchmont NY. They run a successful weekly community service program. They have 2 adorable girls.
Rabbi Mendel Paltiel
Rabbi Mendel was born and raised in Port Washington, NY, where even as a young child he took part in organizing programs for the Manhasset Jewish community. He was instrumental in erecting Munsey Park’s first Sukkah and establishing the annual Manhasset menorah lighting. Rabbi Mendel furthered his Jewish studies in Chicago, Los Angeles and NJ. As a Rabbi, he served in The Congo, and then in Peru where he organized and officiated a seder attended by the Israeli ambassador and five-hundred tourists. After marrying, Rabbi Mendel returned to Manhasset where he and Sarale currently live with their children. In 2019 Mendel was appointed as the Jewish chaplain at St Francis Hospital, making him the youngest chaplain to be appointed on LI.
Rabbi Buzzy Ajzenszmidt
Rabbi Buzzy received his BA in Rabbinical Studies in 2013 and together with his wife Chaya, currently serve as the directors of family programming at the Jewish Discovery Center. Combining Torah wisdom and values with fun social programming, he is passionate about teaching the beauty of traditions and how relevant they are today.
Rabbi Moshe Rapoport
Rabbi Moshe Rapoport is the director of programming at the Peltz Center for Jewish Life in Mequon, WI. He still keeps in touch with teens he met while chaperoning the CTeen Xtreme and Heritage Quest tours.
Rabbi Zalman Groner
Rabbi Groner and his wife Libby have been running teen programs in New Orleans for three years. Rabbi Groner studied at Rabbinical College of America in New Jersey and has extensive experience in the field of Jewish education.
Miami / North Miami Beach, FL
Rabbi Moishe Kievman
Rabbi Kievman and his wife direct Chabad Chayil Jewish Center in Highland Lakes, FL. He is also the founder of CHAP, a Judaic after-school program servicing over 500 public school children. Rabbi Kievman is the rabbi of The Family Shul, and has been teaching Talmud and Judaic courses in South Florida since 1997.
Miami Beach, FL
Rabbi Shmuli Lezak
Rabbi Shmuli Lezak is the co-director of the Chabad center of Bayshore in Miami Beach, Florida, along with his wife, Sara Basya. Together they serve the community with their Jewish needs, including Shabbos and holiday programs and classes, and programs for men, women, and children.
Rabbi Lezak loves to teach and connect with people and is always sure to inspire.
Rabbi Avremi Schapiro
Rabbi Avremi Schapiro received his rabbinic ordination at the Rabbinical College of America in New Jersey. For over a decade, Rabbi Schapiro has been the driving force in the growth of Chabad Lubavitch of Wisconsin's robust youth programs. He is the director of Camp Gan Israel Milwaukee, Milwaukee Community Hebrew School and the Mitzvah Corps.
Mission Viejo, CA
Rabbi Zalman Marcus
Rabbi Zalman Marcus has over 25 years of experience in youth and teen education. He directs Chabad of Mission Viejo, CA with his wife, Bassie.
Monmouth County, NJ
Rabbi Shmuel Volovik
Rabbi Shmuel Volovik was born in Brooklyn, NY. He completed his studies in Brooklyn and Los Angeles, CA, where he received his rabbinic ordination. In 2012 Rabbi Volovik and his wife, Moushkie, moved to Manalapan, NJ to direct the local Hebrew School and teen programs. Hundreds of teens are actively involved each year with the many different volunteering opportunities they provide.
Mullica Hill, NJ
Rabbi Avi Richler
Rabbi Avi Richler is the Executive Director of Chabad of Gloucester County. A teacher at heart, Rabbi Richler has been leading Jewish education classes since 2005. With a blend of wisdom, humor, and wit, Rabbi Richler's classes are sure to inspire.
Rabbi Tzvi Tornek
Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Rabbi Tzvi has always had a passion for learning and teaching Jewish thought and values in meaningful and relevant ways. He is excited for the opportunity to do just that at Cteen U. Rabbi Tzvi holds a BS in Computer Science as well as Rabbinical Ordination. He is the Youth Co-Director at Chabad of Naperville.
Rabbi Levi Fogelman
Born and raised in Worcester, Massachusetts, Rabbi Levi Fogelman is Director of the Chabad Center in Natick. He was ordained as a rabbi at the Chabad Rabbinical Academy in New York. During his preparatory years he studied at leading Yeshivas in France, California and New Jersey. Rabbi Fogelman loves sharing the warmth and joy of Judaism with his students. He seeks to inspire students to have a love for learning and to enjoy the journey.
New Haven, CT
Rabbi Shalom Cheruff
Born and raised in Skokie, Illinois, Rabbi Cheruff has always known that he wants to spend his life spreading the joy and warmth of Judaism. He received his rabbinic ordination at the rabbinical college of America, and has spent the last five years running Cteen all over the world, providing social and educational outlets to Jewish teenagers. He’s passionate about making sure every Jewish teen has a chance to enhance their Judaism.
New York (UES), NY
Rabbi Shlomo Gutnick
Rabbi Shlomo and Sara Gutnick are the directors of the Jacques Raphael CTeen Leadership Initiative on the Upper East Side of Manhattan that provides social, volunteering and educational outlets to Jewish teenagers of all backgrounds. Rabbi Shlomo has a deep passion for Jewish life and learning and is a gifted educator. He was born and raised in Sydney, Australia and spent eight years studying in Israel, Canada, England and the United States, before finally calling New York City home. His life experience and international background enrich his classes and he is eager to share the beauty, joy and wisdom of Judaism with the next generation of young Jewish leaders.
Rabbi Shalom Prus
Rabbi Shalom Ber Prus, a Bostonian native, studied Talmudic law and Jewish thought and philosophy at yeshivahs in Israel and New York. In 2008, he was rabbinically ordained by Rabbi Zalman Nechemia Goldberg in Jerusalem. In the course of his rabbinic internships, he travelled and served Jewish communities in over fourteen countries across the world. Since 2013, Rabbi Prus has lead Beth Menachem Chabad in Newton, MA. He regularly teaches adults and youth on various Jewish subjects. His Jewish Learning Institute courses are well attended and sought after.
North Fulton, GA
Rabbi Gedalya Hertz
Rabbi Gedalya Hertz was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. He received his rabbinical ordination at the Rabbinical College of America, and soon began directing youth programs for high school students in Brooklyn. Rabbi Hertz is now the youth and teen director at Chabad of North Fulton and East Cobb, New York, creating many new opportunities for middle and high school students.
North Hollywood, CA
Rabbi Yitz Abend
Rabbi Yitz Abend received his rabbinic ordination from Rabbinical College of America in New Jersey. He is currently the director of youth activities at Chabad of North Hollywood.
North Orlando, FL
Rabbi Yanky Majesky
Rabbi Yanky Majesky developed a passion for teaching at a young age. He has taught at many Jewish educational outreach programs across the US. For the past ten years, Rabbi Majesky has been the director of Chabad Lubavitch of North Orlando, FL. He services the cities of Sanford, Lake Mary, and Longwood in central Florida with prayer services, holiday programs, adult education, and social, humanitarian, and educational programs for teens and children.
Rabbi Mendel Rapoport
Rabbi Mendel has been involved in Jewish outreach since he was a kid. As a teenager he was already teaching and leading youth programs. He now directs CTeen at Chabad of Northridge along with his wife Sheva.
Rabbi Zev Baumgarten
Born and bred on Long Island, Rabbi Zev Baumgarten has been teaching and working with youth for over 10 years. He has taught all over the world including France, Israel, Canada, the Netherlands, and all over the USA. Rabbi Zev is currently the Youth Director and Assistant Rabbi at Chabad Of Oceanside.
Overland Park, KS
Rabbi Avremi Baron
Rabbi Baron, born and raised in Columbia, MD is passionate about making Jewish studies accessible to all. He makes use of his experience both inside and outside the classroom to connect with his students, making Torah learning a fun and vibrant experience.
He currently directs KCTeen, a community of empowered local Jewish teens. KCteen focuses on providing local teens with impactful opportunities to give back to the larger community.
Pacific Palisades, CA
Rabbi Shimon Goldberg
Rabbi Shimon Goldberg (A.K.A. Rabbi G) has been engaged in outreach activities from a very young age. He studied in Toronto, Israel, France, Buenos Aires, and eventually in the Central Yeshiva in New York where he obtained his rabbinic and Judicial ordination in 2019. He is passionate about spreading the joy and warmth of Judaism and has spent the past few years traveling to communities around the world to inspire and enrich the lives of those around him. Rabbi Shimon currently directs the teen programming and Friendship Circle in Pacific Palisades, offering interactive Jewish social programs, and community services opportunities for the local Jewish teenagers.
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Rabbi Yisroel Uzvolk
Born and Raised in South Africa, attending some of the finest Rabbinic schools and Yeshivas across 3 continents, Rabbi Yisroel Uzvolk is a young yet experienced educator, rabbi and counselor. His mission is simple, to instill a deep sense of Jewish pride in the hearts of our young generation and to expose our youth to the uplifting life values taught in our holy Torah.
Palo Alto, CA
Rabbi Laivy Mochkin
Rabbi Laivy was born in Rochester, New York and moved to Palo Alto in the fall of 2021. He is passionate about working with Jewish teens in Silicon Valley, and really loves the energy of the youth. Coming from one of the snowiest cities in the USA, he loves the incredible weather of The Bay Area, and the friendliness of Palo Alto.
Rabbi Tzvi Rimler
Rabbi Tzvi and Masha Rimler offer an exciting Jewish experience at their revolutionary 'CTeen House' of Phoenix, Arizona.
Rabbi Tzvi grew up in Australia with kangaroos and vegemite, and at an early age began directing camps and youth groups. Masha is a native Arizonian and received her Masters in Education while directing a preschool in New York.
The couple lead an attractive array of weekly programs, holiday events and humanitarian activities for Phoenix teens.
Rabbi Yehuda Horowitz
Originally from Brooklyn, NY, Rabbi Yehuda Horowitz received his rabbinical ordination at the Central Lubavitch Yeshiva,
Rabbi Horowitz has traveled extensively in the course of his studies and his training including England, Italy, Israel, Canada and the Hawaiian islands.
Rabbi Horowitz also trained as a professional puppeteer and taught and entertained thousands of children through his puppetry.
Currently, Rabbi Horowitz directs youth programming and teaches many adult education classes in Plano/Collin County, Texas.
Rabbi Raleigh Resnick
Born and raised in New York City, Rabbi Raleigh Resnick received his rabbinic ordination from Israel's former chief rabbi, Yisrael Meir Lau, and his dayanut (judicial law) degree from the Beth Din of Sydney, Australia. Rabbi Resnick has served Jewish communities in Sydney, Tokyo, and Bangkok, and is now the spiritual leader of Chabad of the Tri Valley, CA. A dynamic teacher, lecturer, and communicator, Rabbi Resnick's charisma and wisdom, combined with his musical talent, propels Chabad and the Tri Valley's Jewish community.
Port Washington, NY
Rabbi Berel Paltiel
Rabbi Berel Paltiel has years of experience in youth programming, creating original, fun and engaging methods to educate children of all ages. Rabbi Berel lives in Port Washington, NY with his wife, Esti, and their three children. He is currently the director of youth activities at Chabad of Port Washington.
Rabbi Yossi Kagan
Rabbi Yossi Kagan was raised in Miami, FL. He received his rabbinical ordination from the renowned Rabbi Yeruslavsky. He serves as director of Development and Education at Chabad of Potomac, as well as director for the Potomac CTeen chapter at Chabad Shul of Potomac, MD with his wife Chanie and their three children. Rabbi Yossi has a reputation for teaching students the proper tools for a positive and energetic connection to Torah and Judaism.
Rabbi Mendy Wilschanski
Rabbi Mendy graduated with a BA from the Rabbinical College of America. He has been a teacher for six years and is currently the director of youth programs at Chabad Center for Jewish life in Raleigh, NC
Mrs. Chava Bekhor
Chava Bekhor is the director of education at Chabad of Randolph, NJ. She has taught people of all ages, from preschool to adults, for twenty-five years. She currently is an instructor at the local chapter of the Jewish Learning Institute, and directs the local Hebrew School. Chava is also a certified life coach. Her favorite groups to teach are teenagers and adult women.
Rego Park, NY
Rabbi Yaakov Horvitz
Rabbi Yaakov Horvitz runs Jewish programming in Queens, including Hebrew School and Teen events, and also provides services like Yeshiva and camp placements. He also initiated the Mitzva Volunteers, where local teens volunteer to help Jews in the community do Mitzvas like put on Tefillin and the like, to hasten the coming of Moshiach. He is well loved by the hundreds of teens who have been through the programming, or who had just an quick encounter with him. It is his love and personal care for each Jew that gets the teens coming back even after graduating, and learning to love Hashem and embrace Torah observance, together with their families.
Rabbi Yechiel Baitelman
Rabbi Yechiel Baitelman has dedicated his life to spreading the joy and warmth of Judaism. Since receiving his rabbinic ordination at the Chabad Yeshiva in Brooklyn, New York, Rabbi Baitelman has been passionately dedicated to making sure every Jewish teen has a chance to enhance their Judaism through Jewish knowledge and experience.
Rabbi Yitzchok Hein
Rabbi Yitzi Hein been a Jewish teen and youth educator for over ten years. He directs Chabad of Pittsford, NY with his wife, and loves creating new Jewish experiences for young and old.
Rock Hill, NY
Rabbi Simcha Zajac
Rabbi Zajac is the co-director at Chabad of Rock Hill together with his wife, Chany. Together, they have built up a hub for Jewish life, including Hebrew school, camp, prayer services, and top-notch teen programming.
Rabbi Zajac holds a rabbinic ordination and specializes in Jewish philosophy.
Rabbi Mendel Stiefel
Rabbi Mendel is the Youth Director at the Chabad Center of Northwest NJ. He is also the director of Camp Gan Israel, Morristown, NJ. He lives with his wife and four children in Rockaway, NJ.
Rabbi Yoel Eidelman
Originally from Brooklyn, NY, Rabbi Yoel Eidelman received his rabbinic ordination at the Central Lubavitch Yeshivah in New York. He has worked with teens of all ages. His experience includes programming for teens in France and teaching college students in Germany. He currently lives with his wife and daughter in Roseville, CA, where he is an educator and mentor for young teens at the Sacramento Jewish Acadamy. He is passionate about teaching and instilling a strong love and warmth for Judaism in the next generation.
Rabbi Yaakov Wilansky
Rabbi Yaakov Wilansky was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. He received his rabbinic ordination at Yeshiva Tomchei Temimim Lubavitch WHERE? in 2010, following a year of studies in Israel and internship in Los Angeles, CA. He has been the teen director of Chabad of Roslyn, Long Island, since 2012.
S. Barbara, CA
Rabbi Zalmy Kudan
Rabbi Zalmy has spent the last fifteen years engaging S. Barbara teens through High School Clubs in all three local public high schools. His positivity and willingness to engage the teens in meaningful and uplifting discussions makes him a sought after teacher. Rabbi Zalmy serves as youth director at Chabad of S. Barbara, and is the Principal of Lamplighters Jewish Academy in Oxnard.
S. Monica- West L.A., CA
Rabbi Menachem M Levitansky
Rabbi Menachem M. Levitansky grew up in Southern California. Throughout his studies in America, Canada and Ukraine he has dynamically led and taught Torah to youth and adults. In 2015, he and his wife Bracha started Cteen S.Monica/West L.A. Their love, dedication and warmth has engaged the teen community with social events, humanitarian projects and educational classes.
San Antonio, TX
Rabbi Levi Grossbaum
Raised in Long Island, New York, Rabbi Levi Grossbaum received his rabbinical degree at the Rabbinical College of America in Morristown, NJ. Rabbi Grossbaum has been a Judaic Studies teacher for over ten years, and he has led numerous Jewish outreach efforts around the world. In 2015, Rabbi Grossbaum moved with his wife and children to San Antonio to help teach and nurture its Jewish community.
San Mateo, CA
Rabbi Yale Spalter
Rabbi Yale Spalter was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. He received his rabbinic ordination at the Mayanot Institute in Jerusalem, Israel. Since 2015, Rabbi Spalter has been educating teens at various local high schools as the youth director at Chabad of the North Peninsula.
Mrs. Chanie Minkowitz
Rabbi Naftoli and Chanie Minkowitz have been directing The Friendship Circle of Sharon and teen programs for five years. They are passionate about Judaism, our heritage, and know the power of Jewish teens! They are looking forward to an excellent course together.
Sherman Oaks, CA
Rabbi Mendel Lipskier
Rabbi Mendel Lipskier and his wife are the emissaries of the Rebbe to Sherman Oaks, where they direct the Chabad center, offering a wide ranging of programs. Rabbi Lipskier is a warm, caring, and energetic spiritual leader. His approach is that Torah must be presented and experienced in a modern, relevant context, and made available to each individual on their own level.
Silicon Valley (San Jose), CA
Rabbi Mendel Liberow
Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Rabbi Mendel Liberow received his rabbinic ordination from the Central Lubavitch Yeshiva. He has extensive outreach experience with adults and children, which he uses to enhance Jewish education in the South County Jewish community.
Rabbi Mendel is the director of the popular Jewish teen group, CTeen Silicon Valley, a division of Chabad of S. Jose.
Silver Spring, MD
Rabbi Berel Wolvovsky
Rabbi Berel and Chaya Wolvovsky have lived and worked in Silver Spring since 2005. Committed to education and Jewish learning, they are the directors of Chabad of Silver Spring, Camp Gan Israel of Silver Spring, and The Gan Montessori, where they provide educational and enrichment opportunities for youth and adults.
Rabbi Yochanan Posner
Rabbi Yochanan Posner is a rabbi at Lubavitch Chabad of Skokie, and is director of Skokie CTeen, along with teaching adult education as an affiliate of the Jewish Learning Institute. Rabbi Posner sponsors Jewish Association Of Students at Niles North High School in District 219, and serves on the board of the Chicago Rabbinical Council. He also is a chaplain at Northshore University Healthsystem.
South Metro Denver, CO
Rabbi Meir Simon
Rabbi Meir Simon studied in yeshivahs in England, New York and Australia. He received his rabbinic ordination from Rabbinical College of American in New Jersey and has been a rabbi for local youth for 5 years
Rabbi Levi Gurevitch
Rabbi Levi Gurevitch studied in yeshivos in both New York and Israel, and earned his rabbinic degree in Jewish Law and Ethics while learning in Miami, FL. For the past twelve years, he has served as a community Rabbi in the Mid-Cities, TX. Today, he uses his passion and excitement for Judaism to inspire teens of all ages and stages.
St. Johns, FL
Rabbi Mendel Sharfstein
Rabbi Mendel Sharfstein is a dynamic teacher and educator. He has a unique way of connecting to others through the warmth and depth of Judaism, and through this he brings people from all walks of life together. He will never say no to a discussion about Judaism and is always happy to answer the many important questions that come his way.
Rabbi Mendel lives in St. Johns, Florida with his wife Dini and their children. He is the director at Chabad of St. Johns which serves the St. Johns, Nocatee, and World Golf Village communities.
Staten Island, NY
Rabbi Mendy Katzman
A Staten Island native, Rabbi Mendy Katzman, along with his wife Malka, have spent five years introducing new and innovative programming to the Staten Island Jewish community. Rabbi Katzman is the director of CTeen and Camp Gan Israel of Staten Island , and is the founder of Chabad of the North Shore.
Stony Brook, NY
Rabbi Motti Grossbaum
Rabbi Motti Grossbaum directs programing and development at the Village Chabad Center for Jewish Life & Learning, together with his wife, Chaya. Rabbi Grossbaum is a second generation local community activist. He grew up in the Three Village area and pursued his studies at academies of higher Jewish learning in France, England, and New York. He graduated with honors, receiving his rabbinic ordination from the Central Lubavitch Yeshiva in Brooklyn. He and his wife returned to the Stony Brook area in 2008 and have since established multiple youth initiatives, adult social events, and community outreach programs.
Rabbi Yisroel Freeman
Rabbi Yisroel Freeman grew up in England and studied in Canada, New York and Venezuela. He is the director of Chabad of Sudbury and teaches many classes for adults and youth.
Rabbi Shmuel Gancz
Born and raised in Monsey, NY, Rabbi Shmuel has always known he wants to spend his life spreading the joy and warmth of Judaism. He received his rabbinic ordination at the Rabbinical College of America, and has spent the last 10 years running Cteen of Suffern, providing social and educational outlets to Jewish teenagers.
Sunny Isles Beach, FL
Mrs. Chana Altein
Born and raised in Miami Beach, FL, Mrs. Chana Altein has always wanted to be involved with Jewish education. She has 15 years of teaching experience and is passionate to bring this experience to the teens at Chabad Russian Center.
The Five Towns, NY
Rabbi Meir Geisinsky
Rabbi Meir Geisinsky has been working with teens for over twenty years. His passion for Judaism inspires teens from all ages and stages.
The Mainline, PA
Rabbi Mendy Cohen
Rabbi Mendy Cohen was born and raised in Manchester, England. He received his rabbinic ordination from Rabbi Ashkenazi of Kfar Chabad, Israel. As director of Chabad of the Mainline's Family and Hebrew School Community, Rabbi Mendy directs the Hebrew School, teaches numerous classes, and directs programs to youth, teens and adults.
The Woodlands, TX
Rabbi Mendel Blecher
Australian born Rabbi Mendel Blecher, is a passionate and engaging teacher. He effectively communicates Jewish wisdom to children, teens and adults; in a relevant and down-to-earth manner. Questions are embraced and discussion is encouraged, leading to a dynamic learning experience.
Rabbi Chaim Hildeshaim
Born and raised in Brooklyn, Rabbi Chaim always knew he wanted to dedicate his life to the Rebbe's mission of reaching out to every Jew. He has been running Chabad of Thornhill Woods for 20 years.
Rabbi Levi Mintz
Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY Rabbi Levi Mintz studied in Rabbinical schools in New York, France, and Canada, has studied under the direction of Rabbi Yechiel Kalmenson, one of the greatest Jewish scholars in our times and received his Rabbinical ordination from Rabbi Zalman Labkowsky - Dean of the Flagship Chabad Yeshivah Tomchei Temimim.
Renowned for his warm personality and communication, He has traveled on rabbinical tours throughout the United States and Europe and has spent over 10 years in the educational field.
Rabbi Menachem Caytak
Born and raised in Ottawa, Canada, Rabbi Menachem Caytak studied at Rabbinical schools in the US, Israel and the United Kingdom.
As a young Yeshiva student Rabbi Menachem would spend his Friday afternoons visiting Jewish shopkeepers sharing with them a Jewish thought or the chance to put on Tefillin. As his studies grew so did his commitment to enriching the lives of Jewish people, especially the youth. He spent his late teens and early twenties, interning as a student rabbi for communities in Kirkland Quebec, the US Virgin Islands and Oklahoma City. Rabbi Caytak also directed a Jewish children's overnight camp in Kalkaska, Michigan. He is passionate about teaching and Jewish education and is a strong believer in the power and promise invested in teens.
Upper West Side, NY
Rabbi Eliyahu Sapochkinsky
Rabbi Eliyahu and his wife Shayna started a Cteen chapter on the Upper West Side in the fall of 2019, creating a welcoming community for teens. Eliyahu has had experience working with high school students for the last 10 years. He enjoys facilitating lively discussions about the Torah and its eternal relevance.
Rabbi Yossi and Shoshana Laufer
Rabbi Yossi and Shoshana Laufer are directors of Chabad of West Bay, RI and the local Camp Gan Israel. They also teach at the local Jewish Learning Institute and Chabad Hebrew School.
Mrs. Esti Hecht
Over the last fifteen years, Esti Hecht has directed and organized Jewish educational activities around the world. She is the founding director of Hebrew School to You, an innovative opportunity for Jewish learning for students of all ages in Washington, DC.
Rabbi Mayer Gurkov
Raised in Wayne NJ, Rabbi Mayer Gurkov has been running the local CTeen chapter together with his wife Chanie for the last 3 years. He received his Rabbinical Ordination and a Bachelors in Jewish studies from the Rabbinical College of America in 2012. Rabbi Mayer has extensive teaching experience and is passionate about connecting Jews with their heritage.
Rabbi Menachem Muskal
Rabbi Muskal has educated and counseled hundreds of teens and community members on the basics of Judaism for over twenty years. He has successfully worked alongside the teens of the Jewish community of Wellington, FL for eighteen years.
West Bloomfield, MI
Rabbi Yarden Blumstein
Whether leading his minyan class at Frankel Jewish Academy or speaking with a concerned parent or troubled teen, Rabbi Yarden Blumstein listens with patience and full presence of mind and spirit. As the Teen Director at Friendship Circle of Michigan, Rabbi Blumstein focuses on suicide prevention and serves as a mentor through UMatter, creating awareness for teen mental health and empowering teens to support one another in school and elsewhere. He was instrumental in bringing ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) to Metro Detroit’s Jewish community, facilitating workshops for local teens and adults interested in learning practical intervention skills and developing a community-wide support network.
West Boynton & West Lake Worth, FL
Rabbi Zalmen Itkin
Rabbi Zash Itkin directs Chabad of West Lake Worth together with his wife Malky and children. He has been involved in Jewish youth education over the past decade and is excited to bring the latest courses of CteenU to Jewish teens in the area. His mind is constantly working on new and intriguing ways to bring the subject at hand out in a real and relatable way.
West Hartford, CT
Rabbi Shaya Gopin
Rabbi Shaya Gopin serves as the Director of Education at Chabad of Greater Hartford, CT. He received his rabbinic ordination at the Rabbinical College of America in New Jersey. Together with his wife Shayna, he directs the local chapter of Friendship Circle and provides Judaic and social programming for children and teens. Rabbi Gopin is a popular lecturer and educator. His unique way of connecting to others through the warmth and depth of Judaism brings people together from all walks of life. He will never say no to a discussion about Judaism and loves to answer the many important questions that come his way.
West Suffolk, NY
Rabbi Dovid Weinbaum
Rabbi Dovid Weinbaum grew up in London, England, in a family dedicated to Jewish Education. He completed his high school and college studies in Amherst, Toronto, and New York and dedicated each of his summer months to helping children at various camps by serving as a learning teacher, counselor, lifeguard and teacher. His rapport with youth was quickly recognized, and he joined the team at the renowned Jewish Expo, a traveling museum going across the United States and Canada. He later became youth director at a San Diego Community Center, where he directed dozens of kids and teens’ programs and services. Dovid soon moved on to the famed Jewish Children’s Museum in Brooklyn, NY, serving as a game show host, building manager and extracurricular programs director. He directed and produced the acclaimed live Chanukah show, “Maccabees,” and directed the Passover show, “Exodus.” In December of 2008, he relocated to Montreal, becoming the Youth Director at the Montreal Torah Center. Using his innovative ideas and vast experience, he created meaningful and engaging programming for kids, teens, and adults. He directed the Living Legacy team, leading hundreds of workshops and programs that have amazed tens of thousands of children in the Greater Montreal Area. Dovid moved with his family to Dix Hills, NY in 2014 and continues to dedicate himself to making Judaism exciting and modern with pioneering initiatives. He currently is the director of CTeen, West Suffolk and Co-Rabbi at The Chai Center in Dix Hills.
Rabbi Moshe Teldon
Moshe Teldon is a veteran volunteer of global Jewish community work. As a young adult, he spent his summers as a counselor in Jewish camps around the world. Hailing from Long Island, Rabbi Teldon has served communities in Ireland, Poland, and Nepal, and has assisted in many educational and holiday inititiatives. In addition to receiving his rabbinic ordination at the Central Yeshiva Tomchei Temimim in Brooklyn, Rabbi Teldon is also trained in the cantorial arts and serves as his community's chazzan. While he enjoys teaching and meeting all types of people, his favorite part of the day is coming home and being tackled by his five daughters.
Mrs. Rochel Flikshtein
Rochel and Rabbi Motti both graduated Summa Cum Laude from Yeshiva University in New York and Rabbi Motti went on to receive his Rabbinical ordination from the Rabbinical College of America. They moved to Delaware with their six children and became the local Chabad's youth and family program directors in 2010. In addition to mentoring youth in their community, they have led two of CTeen International's summer travel camps, and currently direct their local CTeen chapter and JText program.
Rabbi Shmuel Altein
Rabbi Shmuly Altein is the outreach director at the Jewish Learning Centre in Winnipeg, Canada. He received his rabbinic ordination at the Rabbinical Academy in New York, following two years of studies and internship in Melbourne, Australia. Hundreds of students have enjoyed the rabbi's unique teaching style that includes an ability to connect with audiences of all backgrounds and affiliations.
Rabbi Shalom Lipszyc
Rabbi Shalom Lipsyc received rabbinical ordination from Israel's former Chief Rabbi, Yisroel Meir Lau. He currently directs the Jewish Learning Institute in Woodbury, NY.
Woodcliff Lake, NJ
Rabbi Yosef Orenstein
Rabbi Yosef Orenstein was born in Israel and raised in Chicago and Brooklyn. Along with his wife Estie, Rabbi Orenstein has been directing the Valley Chabad Teen Leadership Initiative in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey, since 2011. He has been teaching teen classes in his warm and engaging style for over ten years.