“Taking Over Riskin’s Business” – Jewish Standard

Taking over Riskin’s business Teaneck’s Rabbi Kenneth Brander named new head of Ohr Torah Stone in Israel By Larry Yudelson – 11/23/2017 Kenneth Brander wasn’t sure he wanted to be a rabbi when he applied to rabbinical school. Thirty years later, it’s pretty clear that the rabbinate was a good match for his talents. After he was ordained …

Rabbi Kenneth Brander to Make Aliyah, Head OTS – Jewish Link

Rabbi Kenneth Brander to Make Aliyah, Head Ohr Torah Stone by Elizabeth Kratz 10/18/2017 Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander, Yeshiva University’s vice president for university and community life, has been named the new president-elect and rosh hayeshiva of Efrat-based education network Ohr Torah Stone (OTS), set to succeed the venerable Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, …

‘Huge’ Moment For Advocates Of Orthodox Women Rabbis – Jewish Week

‘Huge’ Moment For Advocates Of Orthodox Women Rabbis YU centrist named successor of Shlomo Riskin’s pioneering seminary in Israel; move could impact direction of U.S. Orthodoxy. by Gary Rosenblatt 10/10/2017   With the powerful Orthodox Union poised to vote on whether to expel several member congregations for employing women in rabbinical …

Rami Levy at Neveh Shmuel

Israeli supermarket mogul Rami Levy and his daughter, Yafit Attias, were this week’s guests at the Young Leadership club at OTS’s Neveh Shmuel High School. After greetings from Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Yaakov Fisher and school principal Chezi Zecharia, Levy explained his personal strategy to the students:  “To buy a lot, to make some money, …

Riskin Chooses Successor – Jewish Week

“Riskin Chooses Successor for His Educational Network” The American-born rabbi taps Rabbi David Stav of Tzohar to co-lead Ohr Torah Stone in Israel By STEVE LIPMAN, Staff Writer 02/03/2015 Click here to read the article on the Jewish Week website Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, who has built an educational empire within Modern Orthodoxy over the last …