Chinuch Podcasts

The Famous Abba’s Chinuch Podcast Series provides you with shiurim, in 5 minutes or less, on an area of chinuch related to the parsha.   Each Podcast is recorded exclusively for The Famous Abba by a Jewish leader or scholar.  Over 100 podcasts, and counting!

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Bereshit/Genesis

5777

  • Bereishis: Rabbi Manis Friedman, world-renowned author, counselor, lecturer and philosopher.
  • Noach: Rabbi Daniel Travis, Rosh Kollel of Kollel Toras Chaim in Yerushalayim and author.
  • Lech Lecha: Rabbi Eli Goldsmith aka Midnightrabbi, Consultant and Inspirational Guide.
  • VayeiraRav Natanel Lebowitz, teacher Yeshivat Lev HaTorah and Tiferet; Program Director for NCSY Kollel.
  • Chayei Sarah: Rabbi Dr. Jeffrey R. Woolf, Associate Professor in the Talmud Department at Bar-Ilan University and director of Bar Ilan’s Institute for the Study of Post-Talmudic Halakhah.  
  • Toldot: Rabbi Eitiel Goldwicht, co-founder of Aish Israel, the Israeli division of Aish Hatorah, and the Associate Rabbi of Beit Knesset Hanassi in Rechavia.
  • VayetzeiRabbi Moshe Bamberger, Mashgiach Ruchani of Beis Medrash L’Talmud/ Lander College for Men in Queens, NY and author of several books.
  • Vayishlach: Rabbi Yisroel Kaminetsky,  Menahel of DRS High School for Boys, Rosh Yeshiva of HALB, and Mashgiach and Educational Director of the NCSY Summer Kollel in Bait Meir, Israel.
  • Vayeshev: Rav Gil Eisenbach, Mashgiach Ruchani of Aish HaTorah in Yerushalayim.

5776

  • BereishisRabbi Immanuel Bernstein,   teacher in Yeshivas Machon Yaakov, and Michlala and Machon Raaya seminaries, and author of  numerous sefarim
  • NoachRabbi Shlomo Hyman, Rebbe at the Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey, a Youth Rabbi of Congregation Ahavath Torah in Englewood, NJ, and Rebbe at Camp 613 in Monsey, New York
  • Lech LechaRabbi Elimelech Gottlieb, noted educator, lecturer and educational consultant to schools around the country
  • Vayeira: Rabbi Sender Y. Kaszirer is Rosh Yeshiva of The Mesivta of Eatontown in New Jersey.
  • Chayei Sarah: Rabbi Mayer Twersky. Rosh Yeshiva at Yeshiva University
  • ToldosYoel Schonfeld, rabbi of Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills and Rabbinic Coordinator for the Orthodox Union
  • VayetzeiRabbi Eliezer Abish,  Rebbe the Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey , Principal at Yeshiva Gedolah of South Monsey, and author
  • VayishlachRabbi Shalom Rosner, Rav of the Nofei Shemesh kehilla in the Beit Shemesh area, Maggid Shiur at Yeshivat Reishit Yerushalayim
  • Vayeshev: Rabbi Reuven Fink, Rabbi of Young Israel of New Rochelle and Rabbi at Yeshiva University
  • Mikeitz: Rabbi Beckerman, Chief Editor Ohr Olam Mishnah Berurah and Rebbe at Yeshivas Arzei HaLevanon in Ramat Beit Shemesh
  • VayigashRabbi Efrem Goldberg, Rabbi of the Boca Raton Synagogue in Boca Raton, Florida.
  • Vayechi: Rabbi Ely Bacon, Mashgiach Ruchani at Yeshiva University and the Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Torah Studies.

5775

  • Bereishis: Rabbi Kenneth Brander, Rabbi Kenneth Brander, Vice President for University and Community Life at Yeshiva University and The David Mitzner Dean of Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future
  • Noach: Rabbi Moshe Kinderlehrer, Publisher & Co-Founder at The Jewish Link of Bergen County
  • Lech Lecha: Rabbi Netanel Gralla, Head of School at Yeshivat He’Atid
  • Chayei SarahRabbi Ari Jacobson, Menahel / Dean, Director of Limudei Kodesh at ASHAR
  • Toldos: Mrs. Elisheva Kaminetsky, Director of Religious Guidance, Limudei Kodesh at SKA Girls High School
  • VayetzeiRabbi Yosef Blau, Senior Mashgiach Ruchani at Yeshiva University
  • VayishlachRacheli (Weiss) Luftglass, Tanakh Faculty at The Frisch School
  • Vayeshev: Rabbi Eliezer Rubin, Klatt Family Rosh HaYeshiva, Head of School at Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School
  • Vayeshev/ChanukahRav Moshe Weinberger, the founding Marah d’Asrah of Congregation Aish Kodesh in Woodmere, New York
  • VayigashDr. Rifka Schwartz, Director of General Studies at The Frisch School
  • Vayechi: Rabbi Zev Prince, Director of Religious Programming and Director of the Ma’ayanot Scholars Program at Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School for Girl

Shemos/Exodus

5775

  • ShemosChana Weisberg, editor of TheJewishWoman.org
  • Va’eiraRabbi Dr. Jacob J Schacter, Professor of Jewish History and Jewish Thought and Senior Scholar at the Center for the Jewish Future at Yeshiva University
  • BoRabbi Gedaliah Jaffe, Mora D’asra of Congregation Ahavas Yisrael in Edison, NJ and a Rebbe in The Frisch School.
  • Beshalach: Shoshana Schecter, Director of Mechina and Assistant Professor of Bible,Stern College for Women.
  • Yisro: Rabbi Jonathan Knapp, Head of School at Yavneh Academy in Paramus, New Jersey
  • Mishpatim: Rabbi Aaron Lopiansky, Rosh Yeshiva of the Yeshiva of Greater Washington in Silver Springs, Maryland
  • TerumahRabbi Ezra Wiener, Judaica Studies and Mashgiach Ruchani at Torah Academy of Bergen County and Assistant Rabbi at Congregation Rinat Yisrael in Teaneck, New Jersey
  • TetzavehRabbi Dr. Alex Mondrow, Middle School psychologist and Rebbe at Yeshivat Noam in Paramus, NJ.
  • Ki Tisa: Rabbi Dovid’l Weinberg, Gemara Ra”m at Orayta
  • PekudeiRabbi Reuven Brand, Rosh Kollel of the Yeshiva University Torah Mitzion Kollel of Chicago

5776

  • ShemosRebbetzin Lisa Septimus, teacher at North Shore Hebrew Academy High School
  • Va’eiraRav Reingold, Rosh Kollel in the Yeshiva of Greater Washington, Silver Spring, Maryland
  • Bo Rabbi Avraham Willig, Rebbe at Aish HaTorah, therapist, and musician. 
  • Beshalach: Rabbi Chaim Brovender, Torah educator, Rosh Yeshiva of WebYeshiva.org & President of the ATID Foundation.
  • YisroRabbi Daniel Mechanic, founder and director of Project Chazon.
  • Mishpatim: Rabbi Ari Kahn, rabbi, author and educator residing in Givat Ze’ev.
  • Terumah: Rabbi Avrohom Stulberger, Dean of Valley Torah High School in Valley Village, California.
  • TetzavehRabbi Aharon Schenkolewski, founder of Yeshivas Iyun Halacha.
  • Ki TisaRabbi Zev Bar Eitan, A Bible educator, author and lecturer.
  • VayakhelRabbi Dave Felsenthal, Director of OU Next Gen.
  • PekudeiRabbi Yisroel Roll, author and JD, LCPC-Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor.

Vayika/Leviticus

5775

  • Vayikra: Rabbi Boruch Leff, author for Yated Ne’eman and various books
  • Tzav: Rabbi Avishai David, Mora D’asra of The kehilla of Bet Midrash Torani Leumi, Bet Shemesh, Eretz Yisrael
  • SheminiRabbi Neil Fleischmann, teacher, guidance counselor, and director of Torah Guidance at The Frisch School.
  • TazriaRabbi Baruch Pesach Mendelson, Maggid shiur Yeshiva University High School for boys and Mora D’asra at Kehilla Marine Park in Brooklyn, NY.
  • Metzora: Rabbi Yechiel Biberfeld, Rosh Kollel, Dean of the Philadelphia Community Kollel, in Bala Cynwyd, PA.
  • Acharei MotRabbi Steven Pruzansky, Rabbi Congregation Bnai Yeshurun, located in Teaneck, NJ and author.
  • KedoshimRabbi Yonason Goldson,teacher for over 20 years and author.
  • EmorMrs. Dina Schoonmaker, senior lecturer at Michlala Jerusalem College, Tomer Devora Seminary, and founder of Womensvaad.com.
  • Behar: Rabbi Josh Kahn, Dean of Student Life at Torah Academy of Bergen County in Teaneck, NJ and Director of Camp Superstarz.
  • BechukotaiRabbi Yona Reiss, the Av Beth Din of the Chicago Rabbinical Council and a Rosh Yeshiva at RIETS.

5776

  • VayikraRabbi Mordechai Sitorsky, Maggid Shiur in the Bayswater, New York area.
  • Tzav: N. Daniel Korobkin, M.A., M.S., mara d’asra of Beth Avraham Yoseph of Toronto (“the BAYT”) Congregation.
  • TzavRabbi Moshe Gordon, Rosh Yeshiva at Yeshivat Yishrei Lev.
  • SheminiRabbi Yeruchim Silber, Executive Director of the Boro Park Jewish Community Council.
  • TazriaRabbi Elchanan Poupko, rabbi, writer, teacher, and blogger.
  • Metzora: Rabbi Chaim Kramer, founder of Breslov Research Institute.
  • Acharei MotRabbi Joseph Oratz M.Ed, MSW, Principal of Bruriah High School for Girls in Elizabeth NJ.
  • KedoshimRabbi Dr. Pinchas Hayman, Founder of founded a consulting firm named Bonayich Educational Services, Ltd.
  • EmorRabbi Dovid Lewin, Rosh Kollel of Mosdos Ahavas Yehonoson in Ramat Beit Shemesh.
  • BechukotaiRabbi Moshe Kormornick, author and publisher. 

Bamidbar/Numbers

5776

  • Bamidbar: Rabbi Dr. Joshua Joseph, senior vice president at Yeshiva University.
  • NasoRabbi Dovid M. Cohen, Esq., M.Sc., Director of Synagogues for New York and Yachad Director of Community Engagement.
  • Beha’alotcha:  Rabbi Shay Schachter, Rosh Beis Midrash at the Young Israel of Woodmere.
  • ShelachRabbi Moshe Taragin, Ram at Yeshivat Har Etzion in Gush Etzion, and teacher at Stella K. Abraham Beit Midrash for Women.
  • KorachRabbi Jonathan Morgenstern, Rabbi at the Young Israel of Scarsdale, in Scarsdale, New York.
  • ChukatRabbi Netanel Wiederblank, Ram at Yeshiva University and rabbi at the Yeshiva Community Shul in Washington Heights.
  • Balak: Mrs. Michal Horowitz, Noted Educator and Lecturer.
  • Pinchas:  Rabbi Jeremy Wieder,  Professor of Talmud at the Yeshiva University.
  • Matot-MasseiRabbi Saul Emanuel, executive director of the Vaad Ha’ir of Montreal.

5775

  • Bamidbar: Rabbi Moshe Hauer, spiritual leader of Congregation Bnai Jacob Shaarei Zion in Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Naso: Rabbi David Katz, is the Director of Michlelet Mevaseret Yerushalayim(MMY)..
  • Beha’alotchaRabbi Dr. Aaron E. Glatt, MD, FACP, FIDSA, FSHEA, Associate Rabbi at Congregation Anshei Chesed and Assistant to the Rabbi at the Young Israel of Woodmere.
  • ShelachRabbi Dovid Kupchik, Menahel for grades nursey through 8th at Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway (HAFTR) in Lawrence, NY.
  • Korach: Rabbi Moshe Schapiro, reference librarian in Yeshiva University’s Mendel Gottesman Library of Hebraica and Judaica.
  • Chukat: Rabbi Yaakov Aichenbaum, operator of the Online Resource Room and www.thekeytotorah.com.
  • Balak: Rabbi Ilan D. Feldman, Rav of Congregation Beth Jacob in Atlanta, GA.
  • Pinchas:  Rabbi Zev Goldberg, rabbi at Young Israel of Fort Lee in Fort Lee, NJ,  teacher at Bruriah High School for Girls, and a founder/contributor to www.thoughts4.com.
  • MatosRabbi Ari Enkin, author, Rabbinic Director of United with Israel and is a RA”M at Yeshivat Migdal HaTorah and Yeshivat. Ashreinu.
  • MasseiRabbi Ya’akov Trump, Assistant Rabbi of the Young Israel of Lawrence Cedarhurst. teacher at Shulamith High School and a founder/contributor to www.thoughts4.com.thoughts4.com.

5774

  • Korach: Rabbi Moshe Tzvi Weinberg, Yeshiva University
  • Chukat: Rabbi Zvi Sobolofsky, Rosh Yeshiva at Yeshiva University
  • Balak: Rabbi Daniel Hartstein, Yeshivat HaTorah in Ramat Beit Shemesh
  • Pinchas: Rabbi Zev Rivkin
  • Matos: Rabbi Meir Goldberg, Director of the Rutgers Jewish Xperience.
  • Massei: Rabbi Steven Burg, Eastern Director of the Simon Weisenthal Center & Museum of Tolerance

Devarim/Deuteronomy

5776

  • Devarim: Rabbi Jonathan Ziringthe Sgan Rosh Kollel of the YU Torah mi-Tzion Beit Midrash Zichron Dov of Toronto.
  • Va’etchananJudge Lou Kornreich, President of Congregaton Beth Abraham in Banor, Maine, and retired U.S. Bankruptcy Judge.
  • EikevRabbi Ozer Glickman, Rosh Yeshiva at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary and an Adjunct Professor in the Sy Syms School of Business.
  • Shoftim: Rabbi Baruch Simon, Rosh Yeshiva at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary.
  • Ki TavoRabbi Avrohom Gordimer, rabbinical coordinator at OU Kosher.
  • Nitzavim: Rabbi Doniel Frank, director of M.A.P. (Motivation and Performance) Seminars, Inc. and author.
  • VayelechRabbi Binyamin Zimmerman, Chief Educator of the Zomet Institute of Halacha and Technology and the Educational Director of  Mercaz HaHalacha (Halacha Education Center).
  • Ha’AzinuRabbi Dr. Ephraim Becker, is Logotherapist living in Telshe Stone and practicing in Givat Shaul.

5775

  • Devarim/Shabbat ChazonRabbi David Milston, author and Director of Overseas Programs, Midreshet HaRova.
  • Va’etchananRabbi Yaakov Bernstein, founding member of the Kollel of Kiryas Radin in Monsey, New York, and writes for the Ba’er Hativ Project of Torah Umesorah.
  • EikevMr. Yossi Kaufman, the Director of Public Relations for Yad Eliezer.
  • Re’ehRabbi Greenland, International Director of NCSY.
  • Shoftim: Rabbi Mordechai Torczyner, Rosh Beit Midrash of Yeshiva University Torah MiTzion Beit Midrash Zichron Dov of Toronto.
  • Ki TeitzeiRabbi Ze’ev Smason, the spiritual leader of Nusach Hari B’nai Zion.
  • Ki TavoRabbi Daniel Rapp,  rebbe at the Irving I. Stone Beit Midrash Program in Yeshiva University, dayan at the Beth Din of America and the Rabbi of the East Denver Orthodox Synagogue.
  • NitzavimRabbi Seltzer, author of twenty one books.
  • VayelechRabbi Zvi Romm, Rav of the historic Bialystoker Synagogue in New York.
  • Ha’azinuHa-Rav Shlomo Chaim Ha-Cohain Aviner, Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivat Ateret Yerushalayim
  • Ha’azinu: Rabbi Yechiel Shaffer, Assistant Rabbi of Congregation Ohab Zedek of the Upper West Side, NYC.
  • V’zos H’Brachos: Rabbi Yoni Levin, the assistant rabbi at Congregation Aish Kodesh and a rebbe at Yeshivas Lev Shlomo, in Woodmere, NY, an affiliate of HALB.

5774

  • Devarim: Rabbi Tzvi Miller, Director of the Salant Foundation
  • Va’etchanan / Shabbat Nachamu: Rabbi Aryeh Stechler, Rosh Yeshiva of Heichal HaTorah
  • Va’etchananRabbi Hanoch Teller, globe-trotting modern-day maggid (storyteller of yore) and prolific author.
  • Eikev: Rabbi Jessie Horn, Ram at Yeshivat HaKotel in Jerusalem
  • Re’eh: Rabbi Daniel Feldman, Rosh Yeshiva at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary at Yeshiva University
  • Shoftim: Rabbi Zev Leff, Rav of  Moshav Matityahu.
  • Ki Teitzei: Rabbi Dovid Gottlieb, the leader of the Ganei Ha’Ela community.
  • Ki Tavo: President Richard M. Joel, Yeshiva University.
  • Vayelech: Rabbi Uzi Beer, Assistant Principal of Yeshivat Noam.
  • Nitzavim: Dr. David Pelcovitz, Gwendolyn & Joseph Straus Chair in Jewish Education at Yeshiva University.
  • Ha’azinu: Rabbi Ari Katz, Co-owner and Director of Camp Mesorah.

Yom Tov/Holiday & Rosh Chodesh/New Month

  • Rosh Hashanah: Rabbi Sosevsky, Rosh Hayeshiva, Ohr Yerushalayim, Jerusalem.
  • Yom Kippur (5776): Rabbi Meir Goldwicht, a prominent Israeli scholar, Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva University’s Mazer School of Talmudic Studies, and head of the new Stone Beit Medrash Program.
  • Yom Kippur (5775): Rabbi Krug, Dean of  Student Life and Welfare at The Frisch School
  • Sukkot (5777)Rabbi Chaim Eisenstein, Maggid Shiur at Yeshivat Netiv Aryeh and YU Israel.
  • Sukkot (5776)Rabbi Dan Roth, founder and director of www.torahlive.com
  • Sukkot (5776)Rabbi Yossi Prager, Executive Director for North America of The AVI CHAI Foundation
  • Sukkot (5775): Rabbi Avi Bernstein, Assistant Principal, Middle School Jewish Studies at The Moriah School
  • Simchas Torah (5776): Rabbi Daniel Price, Head of School at Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey
  • Simchas Torah (5776):  Rabbi Yoni Levin, the assistant rabbi at Congregation Aish Kodesh and a rebbe at Yeshivas Lev Shlomo, in Woodmere, NY, an affiliate of HALB.
  • Chanukah (5775): Rabbi Steven Weil, Senior Managing Director of the Orthodox Union
  • Chanukah (5776):  Dr. Ilana Turetsky, faculty member at Azrieli Graduate School of Yeshiva University
  • Fast of Teves: Rabbi Moshe Don Kestenbaum,  Rebbi at Yeshiva Ateres Shmuel of Waterbury and author.
  • Tu B’Shevat (5775)Rabbi Dr. Seth N. Grauer, Rosh Yeshiva and Head of School at the Bnei Akiva High Schools
  • Tu B’Shevat (5776)Rabbi Shmuel Braun, Noted Lecturer and Teacher at Aish Kodesh
  • Rosh Chodesh AdarRabbi Naftali Reich, OrahV’Simcha at Ohr Somayach Monsey
  • Taanit EstherRabbi Shlomo Weismann, Director of the Beth Din of America
  • Purim(5775): Rabbi Etan Moshe Berman, Mora D’asra of Congregation Bais Alter Chaim Tzvi in Pomona, NY and Rebbi in the Stone Beit Midrash Program of Yeshiva University
  • Purim (5776)Rabbi Elchanan Adler, Rosh Yeshiva at Yeshiva University and author
  • Rosh Chodesh NisanRav Reuven Taragin, Yeshivat Hakotel
  • Bedikas ChametzRabbi Shmuel Yaakov Klein, Director of Publications and Communications for Torah Umesorah and author of numerous published works.
  • Shvii shel Pesach 5775: Rabbi Shmuel Marcus, Mora D’asra of Kehilas Ishei Yisrael in Kew Gardens Hills, Queens and a Rebbe at Lander College for Men.
  • Shvii shel Pesach 5776: Rabbi Dr. Richard Weiss, Mora D’asra of Young Israel of Hillcrest in Queens, NY, Professor of Biology at Stern College.
  • Preparing for Pesach – Part 1:  Sharon Richter, Assistant Principal of the SAR Academy
  • Preparing for Pesach – Part 2Rav Ron Yitzchok Eisenman, Mora D’asra Congregation Ahavas Israel, Passaic, NJ
  • Preparing for Pesach – Part 3:  Rabbi Tavi Koslowe, Head of Ramaz Lower School in NYC, NY
  • Pesach SheniRav Turetsky, Ram at Yeshivat Shaalvim and an alumnus of Yeshiva University’s Beren Kollel Elyon.
  • ShavuosRav Zvi Sobolofsky, Rosh Yeshiva at Yeshiva University and Mora D’asra of Congregation Ohr HaTorah in Bergenfield, New Jersey.
  • Shavuos (full shiur): Rav Moshe Don Kestenbaum, Rebbi at Yeshiva Ateres Shmuel of Waterbury and author.
  • Shavuos (full shiur): Rav Moshe Tzvi Weinberg, Rebbe and Mashgiach Ruchami at Yeshiva University’s Irving I. Stone Beit Midrash Program.
  • Lag B’Omer 5775Rabbi David Aaron, Founder and Dean of Isralight, Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivat Orayta, and author.
  • Lag B’Omer 5776Rabbi Yosef Yeshaya Braun, member of Beth Din of Crown Heights, founder of www.halacha2go.com.
  • Shiva Asar B’TammuzRabbi Ezra Schwartz, Rosh Yeshiva at Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, and rabbi of Mt. Sinai Jewish Center.
  • Rosh Chodesh ElulRabbi Menachem Penner, Max and Marion Grill Dean of the RIETS at Yeshiva University and the Men’s Undergraduate Torah Studies programs at Yeshiva University.
  • Tisha B’Av 5774: Rabbi Elly Ehrman
  • Tisha B’Av 5775: Rabbi Ary Sytner, Director of the Department of Community Initiatives at Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future.
  • Tisha B’Av 5776: Rabbi Danny Myers, Rav of Kehillat Menorat Hamaor in Ramat Bait Shemesh, Principal of Talmud Torah Darchai Noam of Ramat Bait Shemesh, and Rebbe at Yeshivat Raishit Yerushalayim. 

 

 

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