At Yesod, a rebbe is much more than just an educator. Yesod's rebbeim are renowned for their genuine love, concern and for always being there for their students, whether it is in the classroom, over the pool table, or at the rebbe's house... Yesod cares about all of our students' needs whether it is physical, emotional or spiritual, providing you with the tools you need to succeed.
Rabbi Mordechai Levine, Program Director, was raised in Essex, MA. He earned a BS in environmental economics from U. Mass, Amherst. He spent several years studying at Aish Hatorah and the Mir Yeshiva, and he has become a student of Rav Yitzchak Berkowitz, and earned his smichah from Rav Zalman Nechemiah Goldberg. Besides jamming for us on his guitar, Rabbi Levine is the one who makes all the necessary technical aspects of Yesod happen, from arranging our trips to bringing in guest speakers. Rabbi Levine resides in the Ramat Eshkol neighborhood of Jerusalem with his wife and four daughters.
Rabbi Goldsmith grew up in Manhattan went to Ner Israel in Baltimore for high school then Lev Aryeh and then the Mir Yeshiva in Israel. He has smicha from Rav Zalman Nechemia Goldberg and a B.S. in religion. He has been in chinuch for 14 years, being a rebbe in TJ, AJ, Lev Aryeh, Ner Yaakov, Netsach and has been at Yesod from its inception, and is also the author of Imrei Pihem on the Torah.
Rabbi Yitzchok Kornblau has been involved in different facets of chinuch for close to 20 years with a special emphasis on Kiruv Kerovim. During his career he helped start and was a maggid shiur at Ohr Chodosh (Telzstone) and Netsach (Jerusalem) yeshivos, was a rebbe at Yeshivas Lev Aryeh and helped launch the Beis Medrash program in Kesher. On the side, he is a publisher, editor, lecturer, developer of educational material and author who has a number of children's works published by ArtScroll, Feldheim and the Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation.
Yesod is much more than a yeshiva.
It's a family.
It's a family.