Rabbi Avraham Goldfein, after finishing school went to Yeshivah in Telz Cleveland Ohio for four years where he saw the great Roshei Yeshivah and Talmidei Chachamim who studied in the original Telz and other Lithuanian Yeshivahs. He was in the shiur of two of them, HaRav HaGaon Rav Aizik Ausband zt’l and HaRav HaGaon Rav Pesach Stein zt’l. In addition to studying in the Yeshivah Gedolah under his father, where he received Semichah, he also went to Eretz Yisroel to learn in Yeshivas Netzach Yisroel, the Yeshivah of the great Gaon and Vilna Dayan Rav Yisroel Meir Gustman Zt’l. He has been teaching for the past 30 years. Rabbi Avi gives the middle level in-depth Gemorah shiur. His challenging questions and clear analysis make his talmidim work very hard. But they are rewarded in the end with a clear methodology of approaching a page of Gemorah. Rabbi Avi often gives the Wednesday night Parsha shiur and also alternates giving the Shabbos shiur after the kiddush. His calm and caring demeanour makes him very approachable and understanding, whenever bochrim need advice and assistance. Shabbos dinners in Rabbi Avi’s home are always a treat and a highlight for the bochrim.
Rabbi David Goldfein completed his schooling through correspondence and learnt under his father Rabbi Azriel Chaim Goldfein Zt’l from the age of 15. He has been teaching Torah for the past 25 years. He gives two in-depth shiurim in the morning, the entry level shiur as well as the high level shiur. He also gives a shiur in the afternoon in a different chapter of the Masechta presently being learnt. Rabbi David is gifted with the ability to make anything complicated understandable to anyone. The clarity and depth of his shiurim, delivered with his absolute love and joy of Torah leave his talmidim inspired and enjoying their learning. Rabbi David lives very close to the Yeshiva and often hosts the bochrim in his home on a Friday night for dessert as well as inspiring singing and Torah. Rabbi David makes himself available to the bochrim for any questions on the Gemorah as well as general advice.
Rabbi Ari Hoppenstein studied at the Yeshivah from 1984 to 1991 and received Semichah from the Yeshivah. He has been involved with the Yeshivah on a part time basis ever since. He gives an introductory Gemorah Shiur to bochrim that have less Gemorah learning experience as well as other introductory shiurim. The bochrim attending the shiur do so in addition to attending the regular in-depth Gemorah shiurim. Melavah Malkah in Rabbi Ari’s home are a great way to wind down with a guitar after a hard week of learning.
Rabbi Ariel Braun matriculated from Hirsch Lyons in 2007 with five distinctions. After school he joined the Yeshivah Gedolah of Johannesburg and has been learning and teaching here for 13 years. In 2016 he completed his Semichah. Rabbi Braun teaches at the Hirsch Lyons boys High school. Rabbi Braun’s warm smile and personality bring a radiant light to the Beis Medrash. He is the junior meishiv of the Yeshivah and is readily available to answer questions in learning and any other questions that a bocher might have.