Kollel Staff

Board of Directors: 

Michael Averbach * Terry Barnett * Rob Fashler * Rabbi Avraham Feigelstock * Ben Goldberg * Horatio Kemeny * Karen Levitt * Michael Nemirow * Alex Ray * Rabbi Shmulik Yeshayahu

Board of Governors: 

Gary Averbach * Harvey Dales * Craig Diamond * Rabbi Avraham Feigelstock * Leor Froelich * Barry Glotman * Ben Goldberg * Rochelle Golumbia * Sandra Green * Talia Kopal * Dr. Neil Pollock * Jeffrey Sacks * Gary Segal *Ari Shiff * Lee Simpson * Zev Shafran * Deborah Sutton

Rabbi Avraham & Shifra Feigelstock

Founder

Rabbi Feigelstock really knows BC. He's been here for over 30 years!
Now, where do we start?

Rabbi Avraham Feigelstock has been the Rabbi of Eitz Chaim Synagogue in Richmond, B.C., founded and heads both the Orthodox Rabbinical Council of B.C. and the Beth Din of B.C. (as Av Beth Din), as well as being the Supervising Rabbi of B.C. Kosher. In addition, he holds a Bachelor's Degree in Religious Studies from Montreal Rabbinical College of Canada and has pursued Advanced Studies in Biblical Discourses.

And who is the woman who can keep up with Rabbi Feigelstock?
Rebbetzin Shifra Feigelstock studied at the Beth Jacob Jerusalem College for Teachers, and has taught Jewish topics to elementary students, high school students and adults for over 25 years.

Rabbi and Rebbetzin Feigelstock live in Vancouver and have thirteen (!) children.    

Rabbi Shmuel & Rivki Yeshayahu

Director

If youʼve ever met Rabbi Shmuel Yeshayahu you know it's difficult capture him in words, but we'll try.

Rabbi Shmuel Yeshayahu received his Rabbinic Ordination from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel. He worked in Argentina and Chile teaching outreach techniques and Rabbinic Ordination preparation for semicha candidates. Rabbi Shmuel Yeshayahu came to our shores in 2001. For the past 16 years he has been developing and Leading Kollel programming, classes, one-on-one teaching, mentoring, counseling, and leading the religious services. In addition to the very popular Kabbalah classes Rabbi Yeshayahu teaches at the Kollel on Wednesday nights, he also leads the Carlebach style Friday night service and dinner which attracts over 300 people a month and where over 90 long-term relationships began.  Rabbi Yeshayahu is known for his expressive style and delivers humorous, meaningful, and accessible Passover Seders and High Holiday services to over 600 young adults, students, and families every year. He connects hundreds of young adults to each other through creative and meaningful programs year round. 

Rabbi Shmuel Yeshayahu is married to Rivki. They have six children.

Assaf and Osher Cohen

Youth Director
We are very pleased to introduce Asaf and Osher Cohen to The Kollel Team!
 
Asaf Cohen - Has worked as a teacher, providing both secular and religious instruction to children from ranging from the 1st Grade all the way through to 6th Graders.  He also just finished serving on an elite unit in the IDF, was living on a Kibbutz and is a writer!  
 
Osher Cohen - Osher has positions working with young children with Special needs ranging from Counselor, to Personal Mentor, to Head Instructor.  Her combination of educational skills and her energy, enthusiasm, and compassion make her a wonderful addition to our community