Congregation Keter Torah
600 Roemer Ave
Teaneck, NJ 07666
(201) 907 - 0180
Binyamin Pfeiffer, our Rabbinic Intern, is currently in the Semicha program at RIETS. After attending Yeshivat Sha'alvim, Binyamin entered the Honors Program at Yeshiva University and served as the shiur assistant to Rabbi Tzvi Sobolofsky. He plays multiple roles at Keter Torah, including giving Divrei Torah and shiurim, working to expand our excellent Mishmar program, and making frequent visits to the Teen Minyan. Binyamin is originally from Teaneck and recently moved back, together with his wife Tali, son Yedidya, and daughter Tova. This year he is learning in the Yeshivat Frisch Kollel in the morning and in Rav Hershel Shachter's Kollel at YU in the afternoon.
We welcome Binyamin as the latest member of the group rabbinic interns mentored by Rabbi Baum. We thank Yeshiva University for partnering with us in filling this position and for making this exceptionally talented Rabbinic student available to us.
Rabbi Andrew Israeli has been a regular at Keter Torah for some time. His sharing of Torah and his engaging personality have been wonderfully received. He offers many shiurim and learning opportunities, helps lead minyanim, and is a creative force at our Shul. He also interacts and speaks with our teenagers. Rabbi Israeli is a graduate of Yeshiva University and received his Semicha from RIETS. He has taught at Yeshivat Frisch for the past four years and spends his summers as the Associate Program Director of the NCSY Kollel. Rabbi Israeli, his wife Racheli, and their two sons live in Bergenfield and are super excited to be part of the Keter Torah family.
Rabbi Simcha Willig
Rabbi Isaac Shulman
Rabbi Andrew Israeli
Rabbi Simcha Willig, joined our Rabbinic Staff in 2018, works with Rabbi Baum to expand the spiritual, intellectual and social opportunities at our shul. He is particularly interested in the development of young leadership at the shul and has launched a new Shabbat minyan that meets several times a month. He offers a popular whatsapp shiur on Tefilla to the entire membership. Rabbi Willig has profound ideas about the Jewish community and a deep appreciation for what is happening at Keter Torah.
Rabbi Willig is an instructor at Yeshiva University's James Striar School and a beloved Rebbe at The Frisch School, as well as serving as a summer rabbi at the Jewish Center of Atlantic Beach. Rabbi Willig received his rabbinic ordination from Yeshiva University's Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS). He has a master's degree in secondary education from the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration and a doctorate from NYU in Education and Jewish Studies. Prior to coming to Keter Torah, Rabbi Willig was an assistant rabbi at the Young Israel of Scarsdale. He is married to Sari (Stein) Willig, who is a graduate of Ma'ayanot High School for Girls and Midreshet Moriah, has a B.A. in Psychology from Stern College and has an M.S.W. from Hunter College. The Willigs reside with their young children in Bergenfield.
Rabbi Issac Shulman gives the shiur after the Hashkama Minyan almost every week, speaks there on occasion and interacts with the participants of the minyan. Originally from Englewood, NJ, Isaac and his wife Atara live in Teaneck. Rabbi Shulman served as Rav Michael Rosensweig's shiur assistant. He is an alumnus of The Moriah School, Torah Academy of Bergen County, and Yeshivat Har Etzion. Rabbi Shulman was previously the rabbinic intern at Rinat Yisrael in Teaneck and served as a Scholar in Residence at the United Synagogue in London. After graduating Yeshiva College in 2017 with a B.A. in mathematics, Isaac completed Semicha at RIETS. He received an M.A. in mathematics from Yeshiva University earlier this year. When not at Keter Torah, Isaac works at Goldman Sachs as a new analyst in the Risk Division. Isaac is excited about learning with the members of the Hashkama Minyan.