Meet Our Kollel
Rabbi Meir Riber
Originally from Denver, Colorado, Rav Riber is the Rosh Kollel and Rav of the Somerton Community. He served as a Rebbi and Mashgiach in Aish HaTorah, Yerushalayim, for ten years before moving with his family to Philadelphia to take the helm in Somerton.
Prior to that, Rav Riber learned for over a decade at the Mir Yeshiva in Yerushalayim. He learned under HaRav Asher Areili shlita, and from there spent several years in a Brisker chabura. Then he studied in an Issur v’Heter chabura, where he eventually gained his semicha. In addition, he had the opportunity to develop close relationships with HaRav Yitzchok Berkowitz shlita and Rav Reuven Leuchter shlita. Rav Riber and his Rebbetzin have dedicated themselves and their energies to leading and developing the community ever further.
Second Seder Rosh Chaburah
Rabbi Yosef Greenhaus
R’ Greenhaus grew up in Baltimore. He continued to Yeshiva Telshe alumni of Riverdale, NY for high school and beis medrash. Then he went to study in Eretz Yisrael in the yeshiva of R’ Tzvi Kaplan Shlit’a, during which he married his wife Esther. They then joined Kollel Los Angeles. For the last three years there, he was also the second seder rosh chabura in the Valley Village Community Kollel of LA.
Rabbi Yiddy Moskowitz
Originally from Boro Park, R’ Yiddy graduated from Mesivta Beis Ahron Tzvi D’Veretzky in 2012. From there he went on to learn in the Philly Yeshiva Beis Medrash. There he was zocheh to hear shiur from R’ Shloima Dick, R’ Shalom Kamenetsky, and R’ Shimon Yehuda Svei. He then went on to Beis Medrash Govoha, during which time he got married to his wife Chaya. He and his wife started their marriage in Eretz Yisrael where R’ Yiddy learned in the Mir by R’ Asher Arielli.
In 2018 he and his wife returned to the States and settled in Lakewood where Yiddy returned to BMG. In 2020 he and his family made the move to Somerton to join the Kollel and growing community. R’ Yiddy has since established his place in the Kollel quite firmly. Now contributing much to the activity and Kol Torah during seder, and endearing himself to all levels and ages of the kehilla.
Rabbi Pinchas Zytnick
R’ Pinchas was born and bred in Brooklyn. He graduated from Yeshivas Rabbeinu Samson Raphael Hirsch of Washington Heights under the auspices of Rabbi Zacharia Gelley. He subsequently spent over three years in the Beis Medrash program of Yeshivas Aish HaTorah in Yerushalayim under Rabbi Moshe Leader shlita, Rabbi Meir Riber shlita, in addition to receiving valuable shimush from luminaries in the kiruv world.
R’ Pinchas met his wife, Sarah Raizl, herself a Philadelphia native, and joined the Kollel a year ago. Since then, he has carved out his place as a critical member of the Somerton Community Kollel. Now he puts his skills and charm to use to benefit the bochurim and children of the community.
Rabbi Eliezer Brown
Eliezer grew up in Cedarhurst, New York. He graduated from Yeshiva of Far Rockaway in 2012 and continued to learn in the Beis Midrash program for 4 years where he heard shiurim from R’ Dovid Kleinkaufman, R’ Moshe Brown and R’ Yosef Bronner. He then went to learn in Mir Yerushalayim under R’ Asher Arielli. After that, he learned in the Yeshiva program in Hachaim Vehashalom, Cedarhurst, attending shiurim in Gemarah and halacha given by R’ Yitzchak Yisraeli. During this time he also completed an Associates Degree in Computer Science and Security from Queensborough Community College.