Miriam Tawil

Founder and Director

Experienced educator, administrator, wife and mother. Mrs. Tawil is a caring and passionate educator. MS Jewish Philosophy, Revel Yeshiva University. MS Jewish Education Azrieli, Yeshiva University. Past Chair Jewish Philosophy Dept. Magen David Yeshivah H.S. and Executive Director of Barkai Yeshiva.

Rav Jonny Friedman

Mashgiah Ruhani

Rav Jonny has taught at Midreshet Eshel, Yeshivat Orayta, Lev Hatorah, Midreshet Amit, Eshel, and the Kemach Institute. He received Semicha from Rav Zalman Nechemia Goldberg and an MS in Jewish Education from Azrieli Graduate School. Rav Jonny’s positivity, joyful humility and contagious smile allow him to connect effortlessly with all types of students. His excitement and motivating nature energize their learning experiences. Along with his passion for Torah, he loves playing basketball and is an avid drummer. A beloved alumnus of Lev HaTorah (LHT ‘09-’11)

Shoshi Friedman

Eim Bayit

Originally from New Jersey, Shoshi Friedman our Em Bayit made Aliyah after attending Shaalvim for Women seminary for a year and a half. She obtained a BA in Psychology from Touro Israel. Her signature warmth and genuine nature helps her serve as a “mother away from home” to the students. Her outgoing and caring personality helps her connect with every type of student and makes her easily approachable. She focuses on making every student feel at home. Shoshi lives in Yerushalayim with her husband and daughter, within walking distance to the midrasha, and her home is always open to the students.

Rabbi Yosef Benarroch, Rosh Midrasha

Rabbi, Sephardic Educational Center, Jerusalem. Born in Tangiers, Morocco, Rabbi Benarroch holds a degree in Education from the University of Manitoba, an M.S. in Jewish History from Touro College, and is a graduate of Mercaz Harav Yesas ordained as Rabbi by Machon Harry Fischel in Jerusalem and he also served as the Rabbi for the Sephardic Community in Vancouver, Canada. Rabbi Benarroch is currently the Rabbi of Congregation Adas Yeshurun Herzlia Synagogue in Winnipeg, Canada