MEET OUR STAFF

Staff_MilderRabbi Dovid Shmuel Milder was born and raised in Kendall, FL, a suburb of Miami. He grew up in a traditional conservative home he was active in athletic programs in his local JCC and in USY.

Having a craving for the truth and a thirst for the Torah, Rabbi Milder was inspired in his early teens to explore deeper his Jewish faith.  NCSY became a major thrust in his life, but in eleventh grade he made the switch to Yeshiva Toras Chaim, currently in North Miam Beach, and a branch of Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim of Queens.

He spent the next fourteen years of his life dedicated to learning Torah in the Chofetz Chaim network including 3 years in their branches in Israel. Rabbi Milder spent a year teaching Torah to Harvard and MIT students in Cambridge, MA with Rabbi Berish Ganz and the Jewish Heritage Initiative.

Rabbi Milder’s life long aim is to share the sweetness and profundity of Torah to Jews of all ages and all backgrounds. He enjoys taking the depth of Torah and breaking it down for anyone to understand and appreciate it without watering down its essence or diluting its message. He loves challenging people and encouraging them to think. His main goal in life is just to do the will of G-D, striving for truth and perfection.

 

 

Rebbetzin Shaindel Simes was born and raised in Queens, NY. She has a BA in psychology from Touro College. Following her husband's rabbinic ordination, the Simes family relocated to Ottawa, Ontario. Shaindel has been teaching for over 20 years. Her focus has been the junior high, high school, and adult levels of education. Shaindel has taught in the US, Canada, and Israel.

Rebbetzin Simes is currently Director of Binoseha and CITE's Women's Division Classes dedicated in honor of her husband Rabbi Yehuda Simes, Yehuda Pinchas ben Asna, may he have many more years of sustained health.

 

 

 Shlomo Chaim Zehnwirth was born in New York City, grew up in Jerusalem, San Diego, and Chicago, and is currently attending Yeshiva while making plans for his future. He has a lot of experience in Jewish outreach from volunteering as a lifeguard in Camp Nageela Midwest for four summers and experiencing outreach firsthand at his parents' current home in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, where his father is the principal of the local Jewish day school.

His specialty is connecting with Hebrew, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian and Yiddish speaking Jews. Besides for speaking Hebrew fluently, he enjoys doing "language exchanges" - teaching foreign language speakers English or Hebrew while learning their native language in exchange, and is more than happy to teach fellow English speakers Hebrew and/or study Torah with them for free.

As of this writing, he is studying in Yeshiva in Israel and will be there at least until the beginning of April 2016, which makes him more available to connect with Jews there, as well as those in Europe, Australia and South Africa. While he is there, he is also working as a freelance English tutor and volunteering as an editor for Menucha
Magazine, an English-language Torah pamphlet currently distributed weekly in Bet Shemesh and Chicago.