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Rabbi Mendel Weinbach is a graduate of the famous Torah Vodaath Yeshiva in New York. A founder and presently one of the deans of Ohr Somayach, Rabbi Weinbach, has been mentor, father and leader to generations of Ohr Somayach students around the world. A prolific author and international lecturer he is an inspiration and advisor to many Jewish leaders.

Rabbi Yitzchak Breitowitz is a senior lecturer in Ohr Somayach, Jerusalem. He is the former rabbi of the Woodside Synagogue in Silver Spring, Maryland and associate professor of law at University of Maryland. He received rabbinical ordination from Ner Israel Rabbinical College and his law degree from Harvard Law School.

Rabbi Shlomo Wiener has been the Co-Director and Menahel Ruchani (Mashgiach) of the Center Program from the beginning. He places top priority to connect with every student in the program and to give them personal guidance to cultivate their full potential. He studied Torah for many years under the guidance of Torah luminaries such as HaGaon R' Aharon Feldman Shlita, R' Yisroel Ze'ev Gustman Z'l, and HaGaon R' Tzvi Kushalevski Shlita. Rabbi Wiener has 17 years of experience in teaching and guiding Ba'lei Teshuva students and utilizes this vast reservoir continuously while leading the Center Program.

Rabbi Saul Mandel is the Co-Director of the Center Program. He graduated with a Doctor (J.D.) and masters in business administration (M.B.A.) from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and the Wharton School of Business. Rabbi Mandel practised labor law for a number of years before founding a successful advertising business. He has been teaching full time Gemora and Chumash for seven years as well as directing the Center Program.

Rabbi David Gottlieb — having received his Ph.D at Brandeis University, Rabbi Gottlieb went on to become Professor of Philosophy at John Hopkins University. Today he is a senior faculty member at Ohr Somayach in Jerusalem. An accomplished author and lecturer, Rabbi Gottlieb has electrified audiences with his stimulating and energetic presentations on ethical, moral and philosophical issues.

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