Rabbi Yitzchok Feldheim grew up in Washington Heights and attended Yeshiva Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch (Breuer’s) and the Mesivta of Long Beach. He spent four years studying in Monsey and Israel under Rav Shmuel Faivelson, Rav Zevulun Schwartzman, and the Mir, followed by seven years at Beth Medrash Govoah in Lakewood.
In 1991 Rabbi Feldheim traveled to Vilna Lithuania to open the first Yeshiva there since before the War. He was the Rabbi of Yardley, PA for 15 years, during which time he built a community of balei teshuva and founded the Bucks County Community Kollel and the Bucks County Yeshiva High School. While in Yardley he became involved in college kiruv, establishing outreach programs at Rutgers University and Penn State.
As an expert in Jewish thought and philosophy and an engaging speaker, Rabbi Feldheim has become one of the most sought-after lecturers in college outreach. Over the last 10 years, as National Lecturer for Aish Hatorah, with Gateways, Project Inspire, and for his own organization, Rabbi Feldheim has lectured for communities and campuses across the U.S. and around the world. He has spoken on almost every campus with a significant Jewish presence, from Austin and Berkeley to Wharton and Yale. Internationally, he has lectured in India, South Africa, Central and South America, and throughout Europe.
Rabbi Feldheim possesses a rare voice that is rooted in the yeshiva world but at the same time consistently inspires students in even the most secular and liberal institutions. He specializes in controversial topics and in defending Torah in public debates, and his classes leave listeners with a feeling of excitement at the depth of Torah and a sense of calm about how everything fits together in perfect harmony.
Today Rabbi Feldheim is developing new initiatives, to apply the skills and experience gleaned from traditional outreach to re-inspire the teens and adults in our own frum communities who are struggling with commitment and belief.
The Carlebach Shul strives to provide a beautiful experience for everyone participating in our Shabbat or Yom Tov dinners. A typical dinner commences approximately 2 hours after Mincha begins. These dinners provide a unique opportunity for both members and visitors to celebrate Shabbat together in a lively and inviting setting. Attendees can expect delicious food, lots of singing, and inspiring words of Torah from the world-renowned scholars-in-residence who join us for these dinners.
Members $40 and Non-members $50 with a $5 discount if reserved before Wednesday, January 9th
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