Our cohesive staff is almost entirely composed of rabbonim with a history in South Africa and Australia. The staff is familiar with their talmidim's culture and is attuned to the specific challenges they face both at yeshiva, and back home in their native countries. The lack of cultural barrier also allows greater communication and understanding between the talmidim and their rabbonim. This furnishes the rabbonim with tools that can enable long lasting growth.
Rabbi Peretz Segal was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and educated at King David School, Victory Park. Over the past couple of decades, Rabbi Segal has graced the walls of some of Yerushalayim’s finest Yeshivas, learning both in Lakewood East and Yeshivas Mir, where he spent much time learning under the influence of Hagaon Rav Osher Arieli shlita. He is also a close Talmid of Rav Reuven Leuchter shlita. Rabbi Segal joined the Center Program, a division of Ohr Somayach, Jerusalem 18 years ago and as he devoted more and more time to teaching, his role grew until today he serves as a senior lecturer and Mashgiach on the program. He teaches a wide range of Shiurim including Halacha, Mussar and Gemora. He co-founded Yeshivas Pisga in 2008 where he has since served as a Magid Shiur and Mashgiach.
Rabbi Aryeh Dov Kahn spent his school years in Johannesburg, South Africa and Sydney, Australia. He currently lives in Har Nof, Yerushalayim. Upon concluding schooling, Rabbi Kahn has been learning in Yeshivas in Eretz Yisrael, and has received Semicha from Rav Zalman Nechemia Goldberg. Over the years Rabbi Kahn has spent many years working with the counterpoint educational seminars in Sydney, run by Rabbi David Shaw. Through these seminars, Rabbi Kahn has acquired experience and insight regarding the educational needs of teenage boys. He has been directing the Yeshivas Pisga program since January 2009.
Rabbi Aryeh Leib Ziskind grew up in Johannesburg South Africa and currently lives in Har Nof, Yerushalayim. He has run camps for South African students in addition to camps in Ukraine for Russian and Ukrainian children. Upon matriculating, Rabbi Ziskind learnt in Yeshivas in Gateshead and Eretz Yisrael. He has received a diploma in community leadership from the NerLe'elef institute, and has been trained in general and teenage counseling. Currently he is pursuing a master's degree in clinical therapy.
Rabbi Dovid Finlay was born and raised in London, England and currently resides in Har Nof, Jerusalem. After graduating Hasmonean High School he came to learn in Israel at Yeshivas Merkaz Hatorah followed by Yeshivas Mir during which time he received semicha from Rav Moshe Shternbuch. He is currently taking Ner Le’elef, as well as completing his Diploma in Counselling at Mercy College, NY and becoming a Certified Educational Guidance Counsellor with Misrad Hachinuch.
Aside from the staff dedicated to Yeshivas Pisga, the talmidim have access to a wide variety personalities and shiurim on the campus. Internationally renowned Torah personalities such as Rabbi Dovid Gottlieb, Rabbi Yitzchok Breitowitz and Rabbi Zev Leff are available to Yeshivas Pisga talmidim, exposing them to a wide variety of topics such as fundamentals in hashkafa, halachah, Jewish philosophy, Jewish history and more. In this way, Yeshivas Pisga is able to cater to each talmid’s specific needs in a variety of areas