Rav Aryeh Stechler, Rosh Yeshiva and Dean

rabbi-stechlerRav Stechler received his B.A from Yeshiva College and Semicha at Yeshivas Rabbeinu Yitzchok Elchanan (RIETS, YU) where he learned under the guidance of HaRav Herschel Schachter, shlit”a, and HaRav Michael Rosensweig, shlit”a. He served as a community Rav and as a high school rebbe for many years.  Rav Stechler also served as the Executive Vice President of the Rabbinical Council of Bergen County. He lives with his wife and children in Teaneck, NJ.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         .

Rav Pesach Skulnick – Senior Ram, 9th Grade Rebbe

rabbi-skulnickRav Skulnick learned in Ner Yisroel for 17 years and offered an afternoon Chaburah to advanced students. Hundreds of Ner Yisroel Talmidim consider Rav Skulnick their Rebbe muvhak. He also served as a Mesivta Rebbe at various Yeshivos in Baltimore. His past Menahel described him as a dynamic mechanech, “who inspired boys to go off to top Yeshivos and taught them a tremendous amount of skills and materials.” Rav Skulnick enjoys playing basketball ball with the boys. He has spent the last 11 summers at Camp Romimu, where he teaches the ninth grade shiur. He completed his undergraduate degree and CPA studies at the University of Maryland. He studied in Kerem BYavneh for two years. Rav Skulnick just completed Shas taking the Dirshu tests, which required the review of each Maseches countless times. Rav Skulnick’s warm and personable character coupled with his deep concern for the religious and emotional development of each Talmid, make him one of the most sought after Rabbeim in the country. Rav Skulnick lives with his wife and children in Passaic, NJ.

Rav Dovid Komet – Ram and Math Teacher

rabbi-kometA close Talmid of Rav Meir Twersky Shlit”a, Rav Komet is known as one of the finest Talmeidei Chachamim to come out of the YU Beis Medrash. He also studied under the tutelage of HaRav Hershel Schachter, Shlit”a, Rosh Kollel, and in the Kollel Elyon. Rav Komet received a B.A. in Mathematics from Yeshiva College. He later became a Mashiv at the RJJ Yeshiva of Edison. Over the past two decades, Rav Komet developed a stellar reputation as first-rate Talmid Chacham and a Master Mechaneich. After many years as the tenth grade Rebbe and pre-Calculus and Calculus teacher at Moshe Aharon Yeshivs High School, Rav Komet was appointed Menahel of MAYHS for three years. For the last several years he has served as Segan Menahel of Shaarei Tzion in Piscataway, NJ. Rav Komet is respected for his sincere and warm personality, which enables him to form life-long relationships with his talmidim. Heichal is extremely blessed that Rav Komet decided to return to the classroom and serve as our tenth grade Rebbe and Honors Mathematics teacher. Rav Komet’s goal is to challenge the minds of his talmidim in both their Torah learning and Mathematical studies. His professional expertise as an administrator will be a valuable asset to everyone on the Heichal staff. Rav Komet lives with his wife and children in Edison, NJ.

Rav Moshe Tzvi Weinberg – Night Seder

moshe_weinberg_lpRav Moshe Tzvi spent many years in high school Chinuch, where he was considered one of the most dynamic and inspirational Rabbeim. He now serves as the Mashgiach of the Stone Beis Medrash Program at Yeshiva University and gives a daily Shiur to many Talmidim in the Yeshiva. His weekly Shalosh Seudos’s in Bergenfield NJ, are attended by almost 100 people who come to hear inspiring Divrei Torah. He is widely considered one of the most motivational young Mashgichim in the Tri-State area. Rav Moshe Tzvi volunteers his time at Heichal HaTorah each Thursday evening and Friday morning to speak with boys one-on-one and offer motivational Mussar and insightful ideas into the Sedra of the week. He lives with his wife and children in Teaneck, NJ.

Rav Eli Hersh – Ram

hersh-smallRav Eli Hersh went to Mesivta at the Telshe  Alumni in Riverdale NY. He continued his learning at Telshe, Cleveland where he formed a very close bond to the Rosh Hayeshiva Harav Mordechai Gifter ZT”L. He maintains a very close relationship with Rav Elya Chaim Swerdloff, Shlita, in Paterson NJ. In Israel, Rav Hersh learned Kodshim in the famed Brisk Yeshiva under Harav Dovid Soloveitchik and Rav Tzvi Kaplan. For a decade Ravi Hersh served as a Rebbe in the Beis Medrash in Bridgeport, CT under the leadership of Rav Simcha Bunim Berger. His special connection to his talmidim made Rav Hersh decide to found Camp Hamachaneh in 2007, which grew from 35 boys to over 200 boys from across the globe. He lives with his wife and children in Spring Valley, NY.

Rav Yisroel Teichman – Ram and Dean of Students

rabbi-teichmanRav Teichman serves as a rebbe and Dean of Students at Heichal. Rav Yisroel Teichman grew up in Los Angeles and learned in the Yeshiva of Staten Island, earning Semichah from HaRav Reuven Feinstein, shlit”a. After five years as Rav of KAJ in Paramus, Rav Teichman and his family moved to the New Hempstead section of Monsey, where he serves as Rav of Kehillas Zichron Yitzchok and as a Rebbe at Ateres Bais Yaakov. Rav Teichman also served as a Menahel and Rebbe at Ohr Yosef in New Milford, NJ. Having taught both boys and girls at the high school level for two decades, Rav Teichman has extensive experience teaching and guiding teenagers. He lives with his wife and children in Spring Valley, NY.
Rav Aryeh Westreich – Ram

IMG_0667-1Rav Aryeh Westreich is a graduate of Ner Yisrael in Baltimore, where he received a master’s degree in Talmudic Law. Afterward, Rav Westreich entered the Katz Kollel of Yeshiva University, under the auspices of HaRav Hershel Schachter, shlit”a, and later moved to the Israel Henry Beren Kollel Elyon. Rav Westreich was an Assistant Rebbe in YU’s Mazer Yeshiva Program and is also a candidate for an MBA at Loyola University, and an MA in Jewish Philosophy at Bernard Revel Graduate School. Rav Westreich lives with his family in Washington Heights. He lives with his wife and children in Washington Heights, NY.

Rav Yehuda Willig – 12th Grade Bais Medrash Program, Night Seder Rebbe

Rav Willig will be joining Heichal to launch our senior class advanced learning program. Details of this new intiative will be announced in a forthcoming email. Rav Willig currently serves as a maggid shiur at RIETS, Yeshiva University.  An alumnus of Yeshivat Kerem B’Yavneh as well as Yeshivas Mir Yerushalayim, Rav Willig earned his BA at Yeshiva College and received his semichah from RIETS, where he was a member of the Wexner Semicha Honors Program. Subsequently, he was a fellow at the Beren Institute for Higher Talmudic Studies. In the summer, Rav Willig serves as Mara D’asra of Camp HASC.
Rav Moshe Genack – Ram

After graduating from MTA, Rav Genack studied in Yeshiva Shaar HaTorah and Yeshivas Mir Yerushalayim under Rav Shalom Spitz and Rav Asher Arielli, respectively. He learned under Rav Herschel Schachter at Yeshiva University, where he obtained semichah, and simultaneously pursued an M.B.A. from Touro University in Nonprofit Management. Previously, Rav Genack taught Gemara at MTA and served as Rabbinic Intern at the Young Israel of Plainview and at Congregation Beth Aaron in Teaneck. Additionally, he was a staff member for four years at the NCSY Summer Kollel. He also serves as an editor at OU Press and continues to play competitive tennis.