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Growing Yeshiva Welcomes New Rabbeim Responding to the growth in student enrollment, Yeshiva Darchei Torah welcomed four distinguished talmidei chachamim to the faculty this September, appointing supremely talented rabbeim who are uniquely suited to the task of inspiring and teaching today’s talmidim. RABBI AVROHOM BENDER has been appointed menahel of the third grade division of the elementary school. A successful second grade rebbi at the Yeshiva since 2008, Reb Avrohom has also been serving as s’gan menahel since 2012, a position in which he has been involved in the day-to-day administration of the elementary school. A particular focus of his has been tending to the educational, emotional and spiritual needs of talmidim who come from challenging home environments. He plans to continue his unwavering dedication to these children in add ition to his new responsibilities, which will be focused on the limudei kodesh department of the third grade, now comprised of seven parallel classes. A talmid of Rav Chaim Leib Epstein zt”l, the rosh yeshiva of Zichron Meilech and Rav Elya Baruch Finkel zt”l of Yeshivas Mir Yerushalayim, Rabbi Bender learned at Beth Medrash Govoha for nine years and is a graduate of Torah Umesorah’s Aish Dos leadership institute. RABBI DOVID ENGELBERG, a new sixth grade rebbi, was previously a fifth grade rebbi at Yeshiva Darchei Torah and assistant principal in the middle school. A talmid of Rav Shimon Alster of the Yeshiva Gedolah of Cliffwood, New Jersey, Rabbi Engelberg subsequently learned at Yeshivas Mir Yerushalayim, followed by five years at Darchei’s Kollel Tirtza Devorah. A graduate of Rabbi Yoel Kramer’s Merkaz for Teacher Training, he holds a master’s degree in social work from Long Island University. Our new first grade rebbi is RABBI DOVID LEIB RODKIN, an alumnus of Yeshiva Darchei Torah. A talmid of Rav Binyomin Schulgasser’s Yeshiva Bais Aharon in Lakewood, Rabbi Rodkin also learned in Yerushalayim at Yeshivas Mir and at Rav Daniel Belsky’s kollel. Previously an assistant rebbi at the Yeshiva, he is a graduate of Rabbi Yoel Kramer’s Merkaz for Teacher Training and Rav Nachman Zakon’s Yeshiva Teachers Institute. The new eighth grade rebbi, RABBI DOVID EISGRAU, taught previously at Mesivta Ahavas HaTorah in Monsey, New York. A talmid of Rav Mendel Slomovits’s Yeshiva Toras Chaim in Lakewood, Rabbi Eisgrau also learned in Yerushalayim at Yeshivas Brisk, at Beth Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, and at the Parker Kollel in Monsey. He is a graduate of Rabbi Yoel Kramer’s Merkaz for Teacher Training. RABBI GEDALIAH WOLLMAN, a new sixth grade rebbi, is an alumnus of Yeshiva Torah Temimah of Brooklyn, where he learned under Rav Shlomo Feivel Schustal. He is a talmid muvhak of Rav Asher Arieli, the legendary maggid shiur at Yeshivas Mir Yerushalayim, with whom he developed a deep and enduring personal kesher. Rabbi Wollman, who studied at Rabbi Yoel Kramer’s Merkaz for Teacher Training, serves during the summer months as a beloved member of the head staff at Camp Munk in Ferndale, New York. BEDARCHEI HATORAH FALL 5779/2018 15