Bringing together the best teachers from around the world.
Rabbi Avraham Willig
Avraham Willig is a unique blend of rabbi, lecturer, psychotherapist, and musician. Beloved by his students for his knack at fostering uplifting relationships, Rabbi Willig is known for his warm personality and quick smile.
Rabbi Willig loves people and loves Judaism, and has enjoyed introducing one to the other at Aish HaTorah Jerusalem where he passionately engages his students in Bible and Jewish philosophy for the past decade.
Raised in New York, Avraham studied at University of Maryland, Ner Israel Rabbinical College, earned rabbinic ordination from the RIETS School of Yeshiva University, and obtained his Masters of clinical Social Work at the Wurzweiler School of Yeshiva University.
A practicing psychotherapist, Avraham has a private practice in individual, marital, and family therapy in Jerusalem and Bet Shemesh, and runs groups and workshops about relationships, marriage, and marital intimacy.
Avraham is a soulful musician who plays piano and guitar, and has released two music albums singing his original compositions with his children, father, and brothers.
He resides with his wife and children in Ramat Bet Shemesh.
Rabbi Mikhail ZalmanDubov
Rabbi MZ Dubov. Born in Minsk, Belarus, MZ grew up in Brooklyn in an immigrant family which fled the USSR due to anti semitism. He attended public school until enrolling in the Boston College Carroll School of Management, from which he graduated with a B.S. in Operations & Business Consulting. During his time at BC, he became heavily involved in Israeli Advocacy, co-founding “Eagles for Israel.” While running diplomatic and cultural events, MZ met Rabbi Chananel Weiner, a student of Rabbi Noach Weinberg zt”l (the founder of Aish). Rabbi Weiner opened MZ’s eyes to the depth and beauty of his Jewish roots. After graduation and before jumping into the corporate world, MZ came to Aish to learn more and decided to stay, having found his calling in life. With seven years of Torah study under his belt, MZ received Rabbinical ordination from Rabbi NachumBarowski and Rabbi Avigdor Nebenzahl. He acts as the Director of the FoundAISHons program, in which he teaches daily and serves as a mentor to students past and present. Rabbi MZ enjoys playing basketball, hiking, taking joyrides, listening to music, and teaching his kids about this wonderful world in which we live. He and his wife often host for Shabbat in their home in French Hill, Jerusalem.
Rabbi Dov Ber Cohen
Having spent six important years living in Asia immersed in Eastern philosophy and tradition, Rabbi Dov Ber Cohen returned to his Jewish roots and the profound wisdom and insight to be found in the teachings of the great Jewish Sages throughout the generations. After becoming a Rabbi, Dov Ber has continued traveling the world, running programs to aid people in tapping into their greatest potential and guide their own journey through life in an empowered, mindful, and joyous way.
Rabbi Nachman Elsant
Rabbi Nachman Elsant is is beloved by his students for his dedication and care. He takes a personal interest in each and every student that comes to Aish and does everything to make sure each student has the best possible experience at Aish. He has an amazing way of teaching Chumash and Gemara to beginners and bringing students to love Torah and Judaism. In addition, he gives a class on Agadata, showing the deep spiritual lessons that can be learned from the Gemara. He also teaches shiurim on Halacha, Character Development and The Six Constant Mitzvos. Rabbi Elsant is also the visionary behind our program’s chessed activities. After completing a BA in Computer Science from YU, he received Rabbinic Ordination from the YU/RIETS – Wexner Smicha Honors Program. Having come on Aliyah, he lives with his wife and children in Ramat Eshkol, Jerusalem, where they enjoy the company of their yeshiva and seminary students at their lively Shabbos meals.
Rabbi Gav Friedman
Originally from New York, Rabbi Gavriel Friedman has spent the last decade studying and teaching in various Yeshivot throughout Jerusalem. He is currently teaching at Aish HaTorah Jerusalem, where his lectures highlight the entire gamut of Aish programs, including the Discovery Seminar, Jerusalem Fellowships, Executive Learning Center, and more. An up-and–coming star of the Jewish speaking circuit, Rabbi Friedman has lectured in dozens of cities around the globe, including Johannesburg, London, Montreal, and across the East Coast of the United States. Rabbi Friedman’s charisma captivates audiences of all ages and inspires men and women across the Jewish spectrum. His unique ability to present Torah concepts in an intriguing yet entertaining fashion leaves his audiences thirsting for more. Rabbi Friedman currently resides in the French Hill neighborhood of Jerusalem, with his wife and children.
Rabbi Motty Berger
Rabbi Motty Berger is a graduate of Loyola University and received his rabbinical ordination from Ner Israel Rabbinical College in Baltimore. Prior to moving to Israel he worked in anti-missionary activity and was the founder of Jews For Judaism. A world-renowned speaker, he is currently Senior Lecturer at Aish’s Discovery, Essentials, Fellowships Programs and the Executive Learning Center.