Our Team


Rabbi Chaim Finkelstein שליט”א

Rabbi Chaim Finkelstein is the Rosh Yeshiva LeRabbonus Pretoria, a halacha based yeshiva which has a renowned smicha program. Rabbi Finkelstein also founded and heads the Machon Lecheker U’Pituach Halacha, a kollel and think tank for scholars around the world to deepen their halachic knowledge. South African born, Rabbi Finkelstein has ordained students of all ages with smicha since 2008, after being ordained in 2003 by Rav Zalman Nechemia Goldberg of the Jerusalem Beis Din. In the past Rav Goldberg has co-signed certificates of smicha with Rabbi Finkelstein.


Rabbi Shlomo Chaim Kesselman

Director, Maggid Shiur
Rabbi Shlomo Chaim Kesselman is a maggid shiur in Chovevei Torah Yeshiva, Brooklyn NY, is a contributor to Chabad.org, and served as a member of Chabad.org’s Ask the Rabbi team.

Rabbi Nechemia Gurevitz

Student Coordinator, Shoel U’meishiv
Originally from Brooklyn NY, Rabbi Nechemia Gurevitz has taught Halachah, Chassidus, and Talmud, in yeshivos around the world.

Rabbi Eliyahu Schulman

Content Editor, Rabbinic Advisory
Originally from Pittsburgh PA, Rabbi Eliyahu Schulman has taught Talmud and Jewish law to students from Melbourne, Australia to Brooklyn, New York.

Rabbi Mendy Thaler

Curriculum Development
Born and bred in Los Angeles, CA, Rabbi Mendy Thaler has edited and produced numerous Talmudic, halachic, and chassidic publications, and has taught Torah to students of all ages.

Rabbi Shmuel Kesselman

Curriculum Development
Rabbi Shmuel Kesselman is an author and translator for the Project Likkutei Sichos Foundation, as well as a Smicha Maggid Shiur in Achei Temimim, Brooklyn NY. Rabbi Kesselman previously served as an editor for Sichos in English Publishing House.