Rabbi Naphtali Burnstein has been the Rabbi of the Young Israel of Greater Cleveland for the last 24 years. Prior to coming to Cleveland, Rabbi Burnstein served as Rabbi of the Young Israel of Greater Buffalo for 6 years. His first rabbinic position was as the Assistant Rabbi to Rabbi Moshe Heinemann of the Agudas Yisroel of Baltimore.
Rabbi Burnstein, a native of Washington, D.C., received his Semicha from Yeshivas Ner Yisroel of Baltimore. In addition, he has a Master’s Degree in Talmudic Law from Ner Yisroel, and a Master’s Degree in Computers from John Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering.
Rabbi Burnstein is married to Rochel (nee) Milch of Pittsburgh. They are blessed with nine children and many grandchildren.
Rabbi Moshe Berger has been Professor of Bible and Rabbinic Literature for thirty-three years at the various incarnations of The Cleveland College of Jewish Studies (Siegal College) in Beachwood, Ohio. He served as Orthodox Hillel Rabbi at Brandeis, Harvard-Radcliffe and Case Western Reserve Universities. In addition, he served for ten years as Rabbi of Sinai Synagogue and for the past eight years has been the Shabbat afternoon darshan at Young Israel of Greater Cleveland.Rabbi Berger attended Maimonides School in Brookline, Massachusetts, Yeshiva University, and Harvard University where he received a Ph.D. in Jewish Intellectual History.
Rabbi Aharon Dovid Lebovics, Associate Rabbi HAC Branch
Rabbi Aharon Dovid Lebovics, raised in Los Angeles, spent his formative years learning in Yeshivas Shaar HaTorah in Queens, NY. He later learned under Harav Tzvi Kushelvsky in Yerushalayim. After his marriage to Shani Cohen from Brooklyn he joined the Telshe Yeshiva Kollel until he eventually came to the Torah Life Kollel. Rabbi Lebovics serves as Rav at the Young Israel Cleveland Heights Shul and has authored several Seforim, including his most recent work on Meseches Bechoros.