Rabbi Shlomo Littman,  Rosh Kollel/Dean     Joined December 2010, Founding member   A Monsey native, Rabbi Littman's in-depth Talmudic training began at Yeshivas Mir in Brooklyn, after which he studied under HaRav Avraham Yehoshua Soloveitchik at the Brisk Yeshiva in Yerushalayim. He then continued his studies at Beth Medrash Govoha, in Lakewood, NJ, where he originally settled with his wife, Esti (nee Nierenberg) of Flatbush. The Littmans relocated to Houston in 2010, when the Kollel was first established. Rabbi Littman's breadth of Torah knowledge is a true resource for the whole community. Esti is the pre-school principal at Yeshivat Torat Emet.   rlittman@kollelhouston .org

Rabbi Shlomo Littman, Rosh Kollel/Dean

Joined December 2010, Founding member

A Monsey native, Rabbi Littman's in-depth Talmudic training began at Yeshivas Mir in Brooklyn, after which he studied under HaRav Avraham Yehoshua Soloveitchik at the Brisk Yeshiva in Yerushalayim. He then continued his studies at Beth Medrash Govoha, in Lakewood, NJ, where he originally settled with his wife, Esti (nee Nierenberg) of Flatbush. The Littmans relocated to Houston in 2010, when the Kollel was first established. Rabbi Littman's breadth of Torah knowledge is a true resource for the whole community. Esti is the pre-school principal at Yeshivat Torat Emet.

rlittman@kollelhouston.org

  Rabbi Moshe Friedman,  Director     Joined December 2010, Founding member   Originally from Baltimore, R' Moshe first attended Yeshivas Ner Yisroel of Baltimore. He subsequently joined the Mir Yeshiva in Yerushalayim. Upon returning to the states, Rabbi Friedman continued his studies at Beth Medrash Govoha, where he joined the Kollel after his marriage to Chevie (nee Katz) of Queens, New York. The Friedmans moved to Houston in December of 2010. Rabbi Friedman is the Director of the Kollel and is responsible for all programming and community development. Chevie is a Speech Language Pathologist in the Sugar Land area.   mfriedman@kollelhouston.org

Rabbi Moshe Friedman, Director

Joined December 2010, Founding member

Originally from Baltimore, R' Moshe first attended Yeshivas Ner Yisroel of Baltimore. He subsequently joined the Mir Yeshiva in Yerushalayim. Upon returning to the states, Rabbi Friedman continued his studies at Beth Medrash Govoha, where he joined the Kollel after his marriage to Chevie (nee Katz) of Queens, New York. The Friedmans moved to Houston in December of 2010. Rabbi Friedman is the Director of the Kollel and is responsible for all programming and community development. Chevie is a Speech Language Pathologist in the Sugar Land area.

mfriedman@kollelhouston.org

  Rabbi Menachem Bresler, Scholar    Joined November 2016   R' Menachem spent his childhood in his hometown of Brooklyn,  where he attended the local Yeshivas Mir. Shortly after finishing high school, he moved on to Yeshivas Toras Chesed in Lakewood, New Jersey. He continued his studies in the Mir Yeshiva in Eretz Yisroel where he learned under the venerable R' Asher Arielli. Upon returning to America, R' Menachem enrolled in Beth Medrash Govoha, where he later joined the Kollel after his marriage to Chayi (nee Karmen) of Flatbush. After spending their first years together in Lakewood, the Breslers moved to Houston to join the Kollel. Chayi is a CPA, in addition to being a talented and sought after photographer.

Rabbi Menachem Bresler, Scholar

Joined November 2016

R' Menachem spent his childhood in his hometown of Brooklyn,  where he attended the local Yeshivas Mir. Shortly after finishing high school, he moved on to Yeshivas Toras Chesed in Lakewood, New Jersey. He continued his studies in the Mir Yeshiva in Eretz Yisroel where he learned under the venerable R' Asher Arielli. Upon returning to America, R' Menachem enrolled in Beth Medrash Govoha, where he later joined the Kollel after his marriage to Chayi (nee Karmen) of Flatbush. After spending their first years together in Lakewood, the Breslers moved to Houston to join the Kollel. Chayi is a CPA, in addition to being a talented and sought after photographer.

  Rabbi Yehuda Bresler, Scholar    Joined May 2017   R' Yehuda, a native of Flatbush studied in Yeshivas Merkaz Hatorah in Belle Harbor during is high school and post-high school years. He continued on to the Brisker Kollel in Yerushalyim prior to traveling to Lakewood, New Jersey where he studied at Bais Medrash Govoha. After marrying his wife, Elissheva (nee Sussman) the Breslers settled in Lakewood where R' Yehuda was a prominent member of R' Shalom Strickman's kollel. Elissheva is currently studying to become a licensed Speech Language Pathologist.

Rabbi Yehuda Bresler, Scholar

Joined May 2017

R' Yehuda, a native of Flatbush studied in Yeshivas Merkaz Hatorah in Belle Harbor during is high school and post-high school years. He continued on to the Brisker Kollel in Yerushalyim prior to traveling to Lakewood, New Jersey where he studied at Bais Medrash Govoha. After marrying his wife, Elissheva (nee Sussman) the Breslers settled in Lakewood where R' Yehuda was a prominent member of R' Shalom Strickman's kollel. Elissheva is currently studying to become a licensed Speech Language Pathologist.

  Rabbi Heshy Brody,  Scholar     Joined July 2017    Bio under construction!

Rabbi Heshy Brody, Scholar

Joined July 2017

Bio under construction!

  Rabbi Naphtali Buchwald,  Scholar     Joined October 2014   R’ Naphtali was born and raised on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Naphtali was a member of the founding class at Yeshiva Ohavai Torah of Riverdale. After graduating he traveled to Eretz Yisrael and studied In Yeshivas Toras Moshe in Yerushalayim. After returning to America he enrolled in Lakewood's Beth Medrash Govoha where he settled with his wife Shira (nee Schonfeld) of Queens, New York.  R' Naphtali has completed the Ner Le'elef leadership training program and National Council of Young Israel's Rabbinic training course. He has published a kunteres on various halachic topics. He is currently the rabbinic intern at the Young Israel of Houston under the leadership of Rabbi Yehoshua Wender. He is completing his semicha and shimush from BMG and is an aspiring pulpit rabbi. Shira has a degree in Special Education in addition to being a talented graphic artist.

Rabbi Naphtali Buchwald, Scholar

Joined October 2014

R’ Naphtali was born and raised on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Naphtali was a member of the founding class at Yeshiva Ohavai Torah of Riverdale. After graduating he traveled to Eretz Yisrael and studied In Yeshivas Toras Moshe in Yerushalayim. After returning to America he enrolled in Lakewood's Beth Medrash Govoha where he settled with his wife Shira (nee Schonfeld) of Queens, New York.

R' Naphtali has completed the Ner Le'elef leadership training program and National Council of Young Israel's Rabbinic training course. He has published a kunteres on various halachic topics. He is currently the rabbinic intern at the Young Israel of Houston under the leadership of Rabbi Yehoshua Wender. He is completing his semicha and shimush from BMG and is an aspiring pulpit rabbi. Shira has a degree in Special Education in addition to being a talented graphic artist.

  Rabbi Zvi Selevan,  Scholar     Joined August 2015   After spending his childhood in Brooklyn, R' Zvi continued his education in some of the most prestigious yeshivos in the world. He graduated high school from Yeshivas Yesodei Yeshurun in Queens and continued on to the Yeshiva of South Fallsburg. He then traveled to Yerushalayim to study in Yeshivas Mir under R' Asher Arieli. Upon returning to America, R' Zvi attended Beth Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, New Jersey. After marrying his wife, Naomi (nee Abrahamson), the Selevans settled in Queens where R' Zvi was a member of a local Kollel. Naomi holds a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D) and has extensive experience in the field of pharmacology. R' Zvi authored the sefer,  Eretz Zvi on the topic of the borders of Eretz Yisroel.

Rabbi Zvi Selevan, Scholar

Joined August 2015

After spending his childhood in Brooklyn, R' Zvi continued his education in some of the most prestigious yeshivos in the world. He graduated high school from Yeshivas Yesodei Yeshurun in Queens and continued on to the Yeshiva of South Fallsburg. He then traveled to Yerushalayim to study in Yeshivas Mir under R' Asher Arieli. Upon returning to America, R' Zvi attended Beth Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, New Jersey. After marrying his wife, Naomi (nee Abrahamson), the Selevans settled in Queens where R' Zvi was a member of a local Kollel. Naomi holds a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D) and has extensive experience in the field of pharmacology. R' Zvi authored the sefer, Eretz Zvion the topic of the borders of Eretz Yisroel.

  Rabbi Nosson Dubin,  Scholar     Joined October 2014   Originally from the Flatbush neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY, R’ Nosson began his studies at Yeshiva Torah Temimah. Upon graduation, he continued on to Yeshivas Kodshim in Yerushalayim, and then subsequently joined Beth Medrash Govoha in Lakewood where he settled with his wife, Tzirel (nee Serebrowski) of Toronto.  R’ Nosson has contributed to the strengthening of Jewish communities by spearheading SEED programs in Sacramento, CA, Victoria, BC and North Miami Beach, FL, and is currently pursuing semicha. Tzirel is an accomplished writer and has published several articles in a variety of prestigious magazines and newspapers.    Towards the end of 2016, R' Nosson was appointed Rabbinic Administrator for the Houston Kashrus Association.   

Rabbi Nosson Dubin, Scholar

Joined October 2014

Originally from the Flatbush neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY, R’ Nosson began his studies at Yeshiva Torah Temimah. Upon graduation, he continued on to Yeshivas Kodshim in Yerushalayim, and then subsequently joined Beth Medrash Govoha in Lakewood where he settled with his wife, Tzirel (nee Serebrowski) of Toronto.

R’ Nosson has contributed to the strengthening of Jewish communities by spearheading SEED programs in Sacramento, CA, Victoria, BC and North Miami Beach, FL, and is currently pursuing semicha. Tzirel is an accomplished writer and has published several articles in a variety of prestigious magazines and newspapers.  

Towards the end of 2016, R' Nosson was appointed Rabbinic Administrator for the Houston Kashrus Association.