Beit Midrash in the heart of Jerusalem

Each person has a unique gate through which he relates to his Creator.

At Sha’arei Shalom we understand that Torah study must be personal with space for questioning and creative exploration. We are committed to making Torah study accessible so that each student can realistically make the Holy Torah a part of their lives.

We offer classes that build skills together with expanding knowledge taught by teachers who give over from a place of joy and love for the Torah they teach.

 
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We offer Torah study in a flexible and open format and Our schedule allows students to engage in learning to whatever degree they are capable.

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Please note: This is our basic schedule, it does not include the open format learning or advanced tracks that are in session simultaneously. Check back for schedule updates, or contact us directly.

 

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Teachers

Sha’arei Shalom offers daily in-depth study of Chassidic texts from teachers who give over their teachers teachings with clarity, and relevance.

These teachings shape the atmosphere of our yeshiva, and can be felt in everything we do. From our davening together, to the niggunim we sing, to the spirit we bring to our learning, and the acceptance and love that greets everyone who walks through our doors.

Rav Leibish Hundert

Our Rosh Yeshiva, Reb Leibish, was a close and beloved student of our late Rosh Yeshiva, Rav Sholom Brodt z”l. He received his Rabbinic ordination from HaRav Efraim Greenblatt. Reb Leibish established and led the McGill University’s “Ghetto Shul” for 11 years, well-known and remembered as one of the most vibrant and impactful college shuls during his time there. Reb Leibish uses his musical talents, great sense of humor and radiant personality to create a profound learning experience.

Reb Simcha Hochbaum

A resident of Chevron’s Avraham Avinu neighborhood, Rav Simcha’s song-filled and soul-stirring shiurim in Tanach, Shivat Tzion, Tefilah, Massechet Tamid and Chassidut have been inspiring students for decades. A long time student and musmach of Reb Shlomo Carlebach, zt”l , Rav Simcha graduated Yeshiva University with a B.S. in accounting and studied at the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education. In addition to his many teaching posts over the years, Rav Simcha has also founded a number of “Carlebach Minyanim” throughout Israel.

Reb Yona Rothman

Yona was raised in Far Rockaway NY in the atmosphere of the Shor Yoshuv Yeshiva. He studied in the Yeshivot Novominsk in Boro Park and Pachad Yitzchak in Yerushalayim. He also studied academic Jewish history and philosophy. Yona’s teaching focuses on developing tools to study Talmud with independence, and to connect to the learning with the innerness and soul of Chassidut.

Rav Psachya Futterman

Rabbi Psachya studied at Yeshivas Beis Yisroel and the Mir yeshiva. He recieved his rabbinic ordination from Rabbi Yitzchak Berkowitz at The Jerusalem Kollel where he currently continues his studies. Born into a Carlebach and Breslov home, Rabbi Psachya bridges the main stream yeshiva world with the soul and joy of chassidus. Rabbi Psachya loves connecting every Jew to an inspiring learning experience and facilitating their relationship to Hashem and His Torah.

Rabbi Dovid Fink

Rabbi Dr. David Fink is a well-known halachic figure in Jerusalem and an authoritative posek. He is an expert in many fields, including the interface between modern technology, medicine and Halacha. He teaches his humorous, psychologically intuitive lessons on halacha in Israel’s leading yeshivot.

Rav Ami Silver

Ami received smicha from Yeshivat Sulam Yaakov and spent a number of years working as a campus and community rabbi in the U.S. In addition to teaching at our yeshiva, Ami creates Torah content for alephbeta.org and is a clinical social worker. In his learning and teaching, Ami seeks to integrate Torah with the inner world of personal experience, exploration and growth.

Reb Yisrael Smith

Reb Yisrael studied at Yeshivat Hamivtar and Knesset Bet Eliezer and was ordained by Rav Yaakov Moshe Poupko and Dayan Avraham Kopshitz in 1989. He has also completed a BEd in Jewish studies and an MA in linguistics. Reb Yisrael is particularly inspired (these days) by the works of Rabbi Avraham Yitzchaq HaCohen Kook and tries to share the great light and vision of these works with our students.