Meet Our Staff

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Rav Yaacov Haber

Head Rabbi/Posek 

Rabbi Haber is one of the leading Anglo rabbonim in Ramat Beit Shemesh, fielding questions daily on social and educational issues. He is currently the Rav of Kehillas Shivtei Yeshrun in Ramat Beit Shemesh (RBS) as well as the Rav for Lema’an Achai (social services) and Netzach Yisrael, a popular elementary school in RBS.

 

While in the US, he replaced Rabbi Berel Wein as the spiritual leader of Congregation Bais Torah in Monsey, NY. He is the former National Director of Jewish Education for the Orthodox Union and main adviser to NCSY and created the highly successful "Pardes Project." 

 

Rabbi Haber founded the Australian Institute of Torah and the Torah Center of Buffalo.

In addition, he is one of the founding members of AJOP, the Association of Jewish Outreach Professionals.

 

Rabbi Haber is well known as an expert in adult Jewish education and is sought after as an international lecturer. He has published numerous articles and books.

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Rav Shmuel Kimche

Spiritual Advisor

Born in London, Rabbi Kimche earned semicha from Yeshiva Ner Yisrael in Baltimore and a Masters in Education from Johns Hopkins University. 

Rabbi Kimche and his wife, Esti, later moved to Israel where they taught in Midreshset Tehillah, Midreshset Sha'alvim, Midreshet Rachel, and Yeshivat HaKotel.

Upon their return to London, Rabbi Kimche worked for The JLE, teaching in Hasmonean High School, opening up a new shul for YP's, and directing Ezra UK. The Kimches quickly became the 'go-to' address for many London teens.

In August 2014, they returned to Israel.  Rabbi Kimche is currently the deputy principal at Netzach Yisrael as well as a popular teacher at Yeshivat Reishit Yerushalayim. The Kimches are excited to invest in the youth of RBS through the wonderful and loving work of Bnei Hashraah.

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Nesanel Eisenman

Programming Advisor

Born and raised in Passaic, New Jersey, Nesanel (Nani) Eisenman made aliyah to Jerusalem in 2006 where he studied for many years in the Mir Yeshiva.


He has worked extensively with pre-teen and teenage boys in American camps as well as in Israeli Yeshivos. He served as Head Counselor in Camp Machanayim’s sleep-away program for ten years.


As a certified Israeli tour guide, Nesanel engages children and teens with inspiring stories and history about the land of Israel, exuding his love and passion for kedushas Eretz Yisrael and Judaism.
He lives with his wife and 5 children in Ramat Beit Shemesh

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Esti Kimche

Girls Programming Director

Originally from the UK, Esti Kimche  was a madricha for Ezra from age 16. As an adult working with Ezra, together with her husband, Rabbi Shmuel Kimche, she grew the program from 100 kids to a thriving youth group of 500 kids.

She is passionate about sharing and inspiring youth by sharing her love of Eretz Yisrael and Torah.

After getting married, she taught in Beis Yaacov of Baltimore and was involved in youth programming in the community. She also ran the Agudat of Greenspring youth’s center.


Years later in London, Mrs. Kimche taught in Hasmonean girl’s school and oversaw the JLE women’s programming for young professionals. She and her husband, Rabbi Shmuel Kimche also led a shul for young professionals called Netzach Yisrael.

Mrs. Kimche made Aliyah with her family in 2014.  She is thrilled to be working with and inspiring the girls and young women of Ramat Beit Shemesh.

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Rav Yehoshua Landau

Spiritual Advisor

Beloved and respected as a dynamic, creative and caring Rebbi, Rav Landau’s devotion to his talmidim is legendary. Whether in Gemara shiur, during “Table Talk” or engaged in a chavruta with his students, Rav Landau can be found in the Beit Midrash, teaching, inspiring and mentoring talmidim throughout the morning, afternoon and until late each night.


Before making aliya, Rav Landau was a Rebbi and Director of Student Activities at Yeshiva University of Los Angeles (YULA) for ten years. Rav Landau learned at Yeshivat Kerem B’Yavneh and is a graduate and musmach of Yeshiva University - RIETS, with a B.S. in Computers and a Masters degree in Jewish Education from Azrieli Graduate School.


For the past 16 years, during the summer months, Rav Landau has successfully run the largest summer camp for kids in Ramat Beit Shemesh. Tens of thousands of children throughout the years have gained from Camp Landau - giving them the fun and inspiration that they need to power them through the next school year.


Because of this, and due to his astute understanding of what each child needs to reach his maximum potential, Rav Landau has fondly been dubbed "the Rabbi of the children" in Ramat Beit Shemesh.

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Andy Behr

Co-Founder

Andy Behr made Aliyah with her husband and children in 2004.

 

As a teenager she ran and built up the Jewish youth center in Pretoria, where she  lived. She was also a madricha in camps for underprivileged Jewish kids.

 

She brings a wealth of experience from the business world, where she has filled senior management positions in companies like IDT, Citybook, OurCrowd, and Weel as a strategic and operational manager.  Mrs. Behr has a track record of successfully helping small companies grow larger and turning larger companies into more profitable ones.  

 

Mrs. Behr is a community activist and has been organizing and supporting youth programming in RBS since her arrival. 

She has served on the Vaad of Hakshiva (kids at risk), Lema’an Achai (social services), and Magen (abuse).

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Daniel Moise

Boys Programming Director

Daniel Moise was born in Jerusalem and grew up in Manchester, UK. Even at a young age,  he was organizing and running programs for youth.

While learning in Gateshead Yeshiva and Yeshivas Toras Moshe, Daniel headed many sleepaway camps for Ezra Youth in various countries including France, Holland, and Israel.

Daniel studied law at the University College of London, but working with youth was his true passion. In conjunction with his studies, he headed Ezra Youth boys division with Rav Shmuel Kimche,  worked as  a youth director for Toras Chaim Shul, and a rebbe at Hasmonean High School.

In 2016, Daniel and his family made aliyah. He spent the next four years learning in Toras Moshe.   Daniel joined Bnei Hashraah adding many new initiatives such as the Mishnathon and the  MIT London trip.

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Malka Garalnick

Administrator

Malka made aliyah with her family 14 years ago. Originally from London, she worked for the JLE branch of Ohr Sameach in the UK in their young professionals and women’s outreach programs.

She was a madricha for youth camps in the UK as well as  for Israel-based  programs  including the Aish HaTorah  fellowships and JLE  trips.

As the glue holding the day to day activities of our organization together, she loves being able to contribute meaningfully to the community through the work of Bnei Hashraah.

In fact, her entire family are all enthusiastic members of the extended Bnei Hashraah family!

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