"At the Mesivta of Houston, it is our goal to empower each Talmid with excellence in Lemudai Kodesh and secular studies in a warm and caring environment. We strive to develop complete Bnei Torah who will have confidence and enthusiasm in learning, refined Midos, and a passion for Yiddishkeit. Individual attention will be provided to all Talmidim, enabling them to maximize their potential, ensuring that each Talmid be armed with the tools necessary for a successful and happy future".
Rav Elya Brudny
Da'as Torah of the Mesivta
The Mesivta of Houston is under the Torah leadership and guidance of Rav Elya Brudny. Rav Elya Brudny is a Rosh Yeshivah in Mir-Brooklyn and a member of the Moetzes Gedolei Torah of Agudath Israel of America.
Rabbi Yaakov Nagel, President
Mr. Andy Serotta, Board Member
Mr. Yechiel Polatsek, Board Member
Mr. Shlomo Gardener, Treasurer
Board of Directors
Rabbi Akiva Rotenberg
Rebbe, 9th Grade
Rabbi Dovid Lieberman
Rabbi Akiva Rotenberg originally from Toronto, Canada is a talented individual, known for his warmth, passion, and inspirational energy. He has been the Rosh Kollel of a large, successful night Kollel in Lakewood, NJ for many years, as well as an experienced and much- admired Rebbi for Mesivta-age boys. Additionally, he has gained a reputation as someone who connects with all of his Talmidim, inspiring each one to maximize his potential. Rabbi Rotenberg is a graduate of the Talmudical Yeshiva of Philadelphia, and has retained a strong and close relationship with his Roshei Yeshiva; Harav Shmuel and Shalom Kamenetzky shlit”a, along with Harav Yehuda Svei shlit”a. He then studied in Jerusalem’s Yeshivas HaGramad and Beth Medrah Gavoha (BMG) of Lakewood, New Jersey. It was in BMG where he received a comprehensive Semicha. Additionally he has written on various Gemara and Halachic topics, which have been published by “Shivti”, a branch of BMG, and has accordingly lectured on both Halachik and Gemara topics around the tri- state area.
Rabbi Yechiel Gruman
Rebbe, 10th Grade
Rabbi Yechiel Gruman, a Talmid Chacham of note, has been teaching Torah and inspiring Jews of all ages for many years. Originally from Twin Rivers, NJ and a graduate of both the Talmudical Yeshiva of Philadelphia and Yeshivas Brisk Jerusalem, Rabbi Gruman has gained a reputation for his unique ability to tap into the strengths and abilities of each of his Talmidim, enabling and helping them to grow in their learning, Yiras Shomayim and Middos.
Rabbi Dovid Lieberman has been involved in Jewish education for over a decade. He grew up in Brooklyn New York and received Semicha from Yeshiva Chafetz Chaim in Queens. From New York, he moved to Northern California where he served as both a teacher and a Principal at South Peninsula Hebrew Day School. Rabbi Lieberman received his Masters Degree from Yeshiva University’s Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration. He has been awarded certificates in educational leadership from Harvard University, Consortium of Jewish Day Schools, and Prizmah Center for Jewish Day Schools. Rabbi Lieberman is passionate about his students becoming independent learners and critical thinkers. He is focused on being data driven to ensure that every single student reaches their potential.
Rabbi Asher Yurowitz
Bekiyus Rebbe, Director
Rabbi Asher Yurowitz of Lakewood NJ, is a graduate of the Talmudical Yeshiva of Philadelphia, Yeshiva of Twin Rivers-Monroe, and Yeshivas Ner Moshe in Eretz Yisroel.
After marrying his wife Chaya Liba he studied in the prestigious Kollel of Harav Gershon Ribner with whom he forged a close connection. During this time, Rabbi Yurowitz participated in the Ner Le’elef training program including a specialized chinuch track directed by Torah Umesorah.
Rabbi Yurowitz moved to Houston to join the Kollel in 2018, spending two years studying and teaching in its Beis Medrash. Aside for his tremendous teaching abilities, Rabbi Yurowitz is known as someone with both terrific organizational skills and administrative acumen.