el Naaleh Torah Tutors: Our Tutors

Our Tutors

Mrs. Arielle Arieli

Arielle Arieli has spent the past 14 years teaching in seminaries Hashkafa, Tanach, and topics in personal growth, while guiding students to achieve their goals on their individual paths. Originally from Queens, NY, Mrs. Arieli attended SKA, and then Michlalah. She earned her BA in Judaic Studies with a minor in Computer Science from Stern College for Women and her MA in Jewish secondary education from the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration. Pursuing her love of teaching, Mrs. Arieli taught in HALB, HANC, and Ateret in Queens College before making aliyah. She also enjoys spending her summers teaching on NCSY's Michlelet program. Mrs. Arieli values her relationships with students created in and out of the classroom. She and her family live in Ramat Beit Shemesh.

Rabbi Shayke Arieli

Rabbi Shayke Arieli has over 10 years of experience learning with elementary through post high school boys. He has helped students master difficulties in Torah subjects and helped others who needed to discover the enjoyment and sweetness of Torah learning. Originally from New York, Rabbi Arieli learned in Shor Yashuv and Yeshiva Gedola of the Five Towns. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Finance from Brooklyn College. After moving to Israel he learned in Yeshivas Mir, and other kollelim. He also learns at night with post high school boys in Yeshivas Reishit. He is known to form special relationships with his talmidim and to keep the kesher for years after.

Mrs. Gitty Aschkenasy

Mrs. Gitty Aschkenasy has been teaching for the last ten years. She taught various topics in classes from 1st grade to post High School, such as running a teachers training course for an American Seminary, tutoring in Neve Yerushalaim with emphasize on understanding and writing Loshon Hakodesh and tutoring in american Seminaries, helping the girls to understand and learn meforshim and help them write presentations. Mrs. Aschkenasy was born and raised in Israel to English speaking parents and therefore has the advantage of speaking English as well as Hebrew on a mother-tounge level. She received her teaching diploma with emphasize on Jewish history and Tanach in Bnot Elisheva Seminary and her BEd. in Judaic studies in Michlelet Bayit Vegan.

Avrahom Berk

Avrahom Berk was born in 1969, and raised in Northbrook, Il and currently lives in the Old city of Jerusalem not far from the holy Wall. He has Smicha for the laws of Shabbos from Ohr L'Golah, along with a T'udah (Israeli teaching certificate), and is teaching at Bircas HaTorah Yeshiva, Old City Jerusalem. He has worked as a Gemora/Limudei Kodesh teacher for the 'Distant Learning Program" for over 12 years, and in the past ran an on-line kiruv-program directory for the Chicago area (including Torah info.,ex. a published article on "Tzedaka") The site was listed on the O-U Torah Education Network.

Rabbi Moshe Bursztyn

Rabbi Bursztyn lives in NJ and has been tutoring and teaching for over 16 years. His goal is to help the student really enjoy learning in and out of school, while absorbing the learning skills with a clarity and depth. His torah knowledge and endearing personality has made him a sought after tutor and teacher. Bringing out the potential of his student is what gives him the greatest satisfaction.

Mrs. Malky Eisen

Mrs. Malky Eisen has taught for three years in Nefesh Academy High School (located in Brooklyn) Judaic Studies. Currently living In Jerusalem, Israel, she is working on completing her masters in mental health.

Rabbi Eliezer Gersten

Rabbi Eliezer Gersten lives in Beitar Illit and has been a full time avreich for the past 14 years at Yeshivas Birchas Mordechai. He enjoys learning mesechtos both b’Iyun and b'kius, mishnayos, and halacha. His vast Torah Knowledge, endearing personality, and clarity explaining concepts has made him a sought after tutor for yeshiva boys, working professionals, and college students.

Rabbi Eliyahu Goodman

Rabbi Goodman has many years experience teaching and tutoring and when he is not tutoring he is a full-time magid shiur in a yeshiva in Beit Shemesh. Rabbi Goodman holds a masters degree in education, so be ready for a great learning experience, as they say, "lucky is the pupil who becomes the student of Rabbi Goodman".

Rebbetzin Noemi Handel

Noemi Lowinger Handel earned Bachelor's degrees in English Literature and Judaic studies in Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University. She has been teaching on the elementary, high school and college levels for over 30 years in New York and most recently in Israel. She received the Gruss award for being one of the ten best teachers in New York City. She has contributed analyses of literature to the Mesorah Publications high school literature series."Gladly would [s]he learn and gladly teach."

Rabbi Baruch Joffe

Rabbi Baruch Joffe was born in South Africa in 1969.He earned his B.A degree from Wits University in 1989, majoring in law and Industrial Psychology.He obtained his Semicha from the esteemed Rabbi Zalman Nechemia Golberg in 1997.He made Aliya in 2008 to R.B.S with his Wife Tanya and three children.Rabbi Joffe has many years of experience teaching limudei Kodesh formally in schools and tutoring boys privately, of various ages and abilities.Rabbi Joffe is also a qualified Narrative Therapist and has excellent communication skills.He has a good grasp of his students mindset, strengths and weaknesses in learning and guides them patiently to fulfill their full potential.

Rabbi Adam Litwin

Rabbi Adam Litwin was born in 1976 in El Paso, Texas (yes, you read that correctly). In 2003 he moved to Israel where he began learning at Yeshivas Bircas Hatorah and fell in love with learning Torah. Along the way he married Michal Litwin and now has 6 beautiful young children (including 2 year old twins). In 2012 Adam completed Ohr Lagola, earning him smicha (rabbinical ordination) from Rav Zalman Nechemia Goldberg, and a teachers certificate from the Israel Ministry of Education. Adam has 10 years experience teaching Torah and outreach, as well as 3 years working in special education. Adam currently learns part time at Yeshivas Bircas Hatorah, and works part time teaching Torah to observant and non-observant Jews.

Rabbi Shmuel Lowy

Rabbi Shmuel Lowy is highly experienced in Chumash, Gemorah and Halacha, and Hashguffa/Mussar, has counselled and helped his students with personal growth through Torah, and has been successful in developing relationships through tutoring beyond the years of teaching. Rav Lowy says, I was very athletic before becoming observant at 27yrs old by R.Brog in Tels, even trying out for the majors. I am very worldly, care very much to help others grow, and stick up for the little guy. I have been learning and teaching Torah for over 25yrs.

Bracha Reis

Bracha Reis has a Masters in Special Education. She has taught both elementary and secondary school for over 15 years. She currently lives in Ramat Beit Shemesh.

Boruch Rizel

Boruch Rizel has been teaching Torah and Jewish History since 2012. He spent many years at Ohr Somayach in Jerusalem, where he completed the Mechina and Derech programs. He graduated from Excelsior University and has a TESOL certificate from the International Open Academy. He has been living in Jerusalem since 2014.

Rabbi Moshe Dovid Rosanel

Rabbi Moshe Dovid Rosanel enjoys and has much experience learning one-on-one with Yeshiva students and baalei teshuva, developing their Torah and Gemara skills using structured methods to explain the logical components of the text, while helping them develop Hebrew and Aramaic language skills. Mentoring and supporting them with any emotional and life issues that arise is also an important part of his role. Languages: Can speak, read and write English, French and Hebrew (Yiddish to a lesser extent). Music: Plays the Keyboard, Guitar and Accordion, amongst other musical instruments.

Rabbi Naftali Shatzkes

Naftali Shatzkes has been tutoring for 20 years in Mercaz Hatorah, Ner Yaakov, Tiferes Chaim, Mir, Ohr Sameach and Aderes Hatorah.

Ariella Stern

Ariella Stern has been a teacher for over 10 years. She has a degree in Jewish Studies from Stern College as well as a masters in Jewish Edcation from Azrieli Graduate School. Ariella has taught elementary, middle, and high school students. She enjoys finding creative ways to engage her students in the learning process. Ariella is from Los Angeles, CA and currently lives in Ramat Bet Shemesh with her family.

Riva Sperling

Riva Sperling has been teaching Torah in Jerusalem for the last 30 years. Her areas of expertise are Chumash, Tenach, Women in Tenach and Hebrew language. She focuses on building text skills, to enable students to learn on their own. She is originally from Sydney, Australia, where she gained a B.A. in Linguistics. She also has an English-teaching certificate from Michlalah in Jerusalem. Riva has taught at a number of seminaries in Israel, such as Nishmat and Shearim College for Women. Her approach is interactive and animated, emphasizing love of Torah, Am Yisra'el and Eretz Yisra'el.

Rabbi Doniel Tisser

Rabbi Doniel Tisser, a Torah teacher licensed by Torah Umesorah, has been learning with students aged 6-60 for over twenty years. He has helped many to gain the skills they need to learn on their own. He has facilitated the success of students dealing with all sorts of learning issues, and has developed techniques for overcoming challenges that range from reading difficulties to ADHD (including his own). He uses creative teaching methods such as props and mountain biking to help bring Torah to life. Rabbi Tisser enjoys learning the practical side of Torah, and he is a certified shochet and mohel. He has received Smicha from Yeshivas Ner Yisroel, Rav Reuven Feinstein shlit”a and the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and now serves on beis din Chuchat Mishpat in Beit Shemesh. Make learning fun with Rabbi Tisser!

Rabbi Eliyahu Tulshinski

Rabbi Eliyahu Tulshinski is an educator at yeshivas in Bet Shemesh. A graduate of an Ivy League university, Rabbi Tulshinski is a licensed chemistry teacher with over twenty years of experience teaching both Jewish and secular studies.

Morah Etta Winer

Morah Etta Winer has many years of experience in both tutoring and teaching. She majored in Psychology, with a concentration in Education at N.Y.U. She graduated from S.U.N.Y., Empire State College with a B.A. in Psychology. She worked as a tutor at Neve Yerushalayim, Virtual School House, ( Cleveland, Ohio), tutoring Special Needs Children and as an Assistant 1st grade teacher in Judaics Studies at Fuchs Mizrachi School. She has a lot of experience with children with behavioral challenges, ADHD and Autism. She recently made Aliya and lives in Ramat Beit Shemesh Aleph.

Learning Specialists

Mrs. Minky Bin-Nun

Mrs. Minky Bin-Nun has earned a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and a Master’s degree in Special Education. She has 18 years of experience, including teaching both on the elementary and high school levels, as well as extensive private tutoring. Before her Aliyah, she worked for the NYC Department of Education for 8 years providing special education teacher support services, and has provided teacher training and coaching as well. Mrs. Bin-Nun currently lives in Ramat Beit Shemesh with husband and children.

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Naaleh Torah Tutors maintains the highest level of standards for our tutors. Each tutor is interviewed and receives a thorough review of his or her qualifications and experience. Our tutors understand and can relate to all types of kids in America and around the world.