Ascent Staff (English Division) general contact information History of ASCENT: 1983-2011



Rabbi Shaul Y. Leiter

From Flatbush (in Israel since 1979)

Co-founder and executive director

With Ascent since 1983


Yerachmiel Tilles

From da Bronx (in Israel since 1978)

Co-founder, originator of the English seminars.
Currently in charge of web and print publications

With Ascent since 1983

Mordechai "Big Mo" Siev

From Long Island (in Israel since '83)

Director of Student Activities and English seminars

With Ascent since 1987

Chaya-Bracha Leiter
From the Colorado mountains (in Israel since 1979)

Licensed tour and trail guide, and fluent in Tsfat and chasidic history

With Ascent since 1983



Shulamit Tilles

From Westchester, NY (in Israel since 1978)

Expert in "women in the Bible" and contemporary women's issues

With Ascent since 1983

Eli Kaye

From Newark, NJ (to Israel at age 9)

Master of the Media Center; creator of our "personal Torah Codes" package. Rabbi, dayan, shochet and paramedic

With Ascent since 1997

Eli & Saraleh Naiditch

From Miami and New York

Just finishing their first year of marriage, the Naiditches bring a lot of energy, enthusiasm and ideas to Ascent's activities and English language seminars.

With Ascent since Summer 2010

Eyal Karouchi

From Ashdod

Former silversmith, IDF paratrooper and manager for three years of a "spiritual resort" in the Far East

With Ascent since 2006


Amichai Cohen

Rabbi Amichai Cohen was born in Jerusalem Israel, a descendant of illustrious Sephardic kabbalists. In his ten years in Florida he was the Rabbi of the Boca Torah Center, teaching children and adults. He is a recognized expert at teaching Kabbalah to beginners, at Ascent and internationally on the Web

With Ascent since 2012

Osher Cohen

From Petach Tikveh

Madrich for Hebrew seminars - loves to speak English

With Ascent since 2005


Simha Chersky
From Tunis & Paris

The "matchmaker" between Ascent Shabat guests and Tsfat families.

At Ascent since 2002








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