Rabbi Avraham Friedman
In 2008, Rabbi Avraham Friedman (FYHS ‘65) was appointed Rosh Ha-Yeshiva of Hebrew Theological College, where he has served and taught for more than thirty years. As a student in HTC, Rabbi Freidman studied under a number of excellent scholars, most notably Rabbis Yaakov Perlow and Ahron Soloveichik. Rabbi Friedman received rabbinic ordination from Rabbis Zalman Nechemia Goldberg and Bezalel Zolty in Israel. He also studied at Mosad Ha-Rav Kook and in the Mirrer Yeshiva under the guidance of Rabbis Chaim Shmuelevitz and Nochum Partzovitch. Before returning to HTC as a teacher and leader, Rabbi Friedman served as a faculty member of the Massachusetts Torah Institute in Boston, YULA in Los Angeles and Yeshivat Kerem B’Yavneh in Israel. Rabbi Friedman is the author of many works on the Talmud and its commentaries.
Rabbi Yaakov Sussman
Rabbi Yaakov Sussman has served as a teacher and then as a Rosh Yeshiva at Hebrew Theological College since 1996. He studied in Yeshivas Chaim Berlin, Mirrer Yeshiva. Before then, Rabbi Sussman earned a BA from SUNY Albany. Prior to teaching and learning at HTC, Rabbi Sussman was a member of the Chicago Community Kollel and taught at Arie Crown Hebrew Day School. At HTC, Rabbi Sussman teaches an advanced Talmud shiur and serves as an instructor of Jewish philosophy in the Max Bressler School of Advanced Hebrew Studies. He is also a gifted lecturer who speaks throughout the Chicagoland area, most notably at the intensive Amud Yomi shiur at the Center for Torah & Chesed.
Rabbi Zvi Zimmerman
Rabbi Zimmerman (FYHS ’97) studied in Yeshivas Bais Yisroel and in the Mirrer Yeshiva in Jerusalem. He earned rabbinic ordination from Bais Yisrael and from Rabbi Zalman Nechemia Goldberg. Rabbi Zimmerman teaches the first-year Talmud shiur in theBeit Midrash and is directs the learning division of Yeshivas Hakayitz’s Teen Kollel. He serves as associate rabbi of Bais Chaim Dovid in Lincolnwood, IL. Rabbi Zimmerman is also the founding Rosh Chabura of the Yeshiva Program at Congregation Adas Yeshurun in Chicago and is a frequent lecturer for NCSY programs. Rabbi Zimmerman is the author of Me’orer Yeshanim, a collection of essays based on his popular Torah shiurim. His website contains an archive of almost 1,000 shiurim on Chumash, Navi, and Mussar.
Rabbi Chaim Twerski
Rabbi Chaim Twerski is a Rosh Yeshiva and head of the semichah program at Hebrew Theological College. He is a scion of the Chernoble Chassidic family. Before arriving at HTC, Rabbi Twerski studied under Rabbis Elya Svei and Rabbi Shmuel Kamenetzky in the Talmudical Yeshiva of Philadelphia. Later, he studied in Beth Medrash Govoha in Lakewood and served as a founding member of the Kollel Los Angeles, where he gained a reputation for his mastery of Halakhah and Jewish Philosophy. Rabbi Twerski moved with his family to Chicago in 1983 and has held numerous and prestigious positions at HTC and within the Chicago rabbinical community. He is a noted scholar and writer on a number of topics that relate to Jewish law. Rabbi Twerski also serves as senior rabbi of Bais Chaim Dovid in Lincolnwood, IL.
Rabbi Shmuel L. Schuman
Rabbi Shmuel Leib Schuman (FYHS ‘85) is Chief Executive Officer of Hebrew Theological College. He has held a number of important positions at HTC. He is a longtime faculty member in the Fasman Yeshiva High School and previously served as Registrar and Director of Financial Aid at HTC. Previously, Rabbi Schuman studied at Yeshivat Kerem B’Yavneh in Israel. He continued his studies at Ner Israel Rabbinical College in Baltimore, where he studied under Rabbi Yaakov Weinberg. In Ner Israel, Rabbi Schuman received a Master’s in Talmudic Law and rabbinic ordination Rabbi Schuman studied accounting at the University of Maryland and obtained his CPA license in 1991. After working at Walpert, Smullian and Blumenthal in Baltimore Rabbi Schuman chose to devote his life to Jewish education. He also volunteers as an EMT for Chicago Hatzalah. Rabbi Schuman is also a sought-after lecturer in Chicago, particularly in the areas of relationship and marriage.
Rabbi Moshe Revah
Originally from Toronto, Ontario, Rabbi Moshe Revah first studied in Passaic under Rabbi Meir Stern, then in Brisk Yerushalayim under Rabbi Avraham Yehoshua Solovetchik, before learning under Rabbi Hillel in Eretz Yisrael. Rabbi Revah came to Chicago as a Chicago community Kollel member, and got semicha from Rabbi Dovid Zucker. Rav of a popular shul in WRP Ohel Tefilla, Rabbi Revah has authored three sefarim on the Laws of Interest, Shabbos and Meat and Dairy. He regularly contributes to Halacha Encounters and speaks around the city.