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Associate Scholars

Rabbi Avraham Abrams

Reb Avraham, son of noted Denver educators Mr. Lewis and Dr. Jeanne Abrams, serves as a Judaic studies teacher at Hillel Academy. Reb Avrohom’s unique combination of vast Torah knowledge, sweet personality and great pedagogical skills greatly benefit his students at Hillel. He and his wife, Kini, are important members of the West Denver community.

Rabbi Akiva Stern

Reb Akiva’s many talents are now being enjoyed by the East Denver community, where he relocated with his family in 2016. Reb Akiva currently serves as the executive director for EDOS. He continues to study in the Kollel mornings and delivers numerous classes during the evening in East Denver. Reb Akiva and his wife, Chani, are renowned for their warmth and hospitality to Jews of all backgrounds.

Rabbi Ari Aragon

Reb Ari is a constant presence in the Kollel bais medrash, even as he earns a living as manager of AAA Lion Real Estate Management. His desire to learn and his insightful approach to Torah study are an asset and inspiration to all who know him. He and his wife Yehudis Shifra live in West Denver.

Rabbi Eli Mozes

Reb Eli’s enthusiasm for Torah and extensive Torah knowledge are being put to good use in Yeshiva Toras Chaim, where he serves as shoel u’mayshiv, sharing his Talmudic expertise with individual students and groups during bais medrash sessions. In addition, he serves as Director of Student Development, actively researching and recruiting potential student candidates. Gitty Mozes serves as the Kollel’s administrative assistant. The Mozeses continue to bring Torah learning, Torah teaching and Torah living to the Southeast Denver community.

Rabbi Dovid Gertz

Reb Dovid’s contagious love of learning and wealth of Torah knowledge continue to benefit the community. Reb Dovid is currently a marriage and family therapy intern at MDS Counseling Center. His special sensitivity to people of all backgrounds is evident to all. He and his wife, Faigy, continue to make an impact on the community of Southeast Denver where they make their home.

Rabbi Elchonon Joseph

Reb Elchonon’s insightful perspectives in Torah study continue to be enjoyed at the Kollel’s evening study sessions. Reb Elchonon is the kashrus administrator for the Scroll-K of Denver. He, together with his wife Miriam, a daughter of Rabbi Hillel and Mrs. Naomi Erlanger, and granddaughter of the late Dr. Werner and Mrs. Lucy Prenzlau, are an integral part of the Denver Jewish Community.

Rabbi Yossi Kaplan

Reb Yossi  continues to be a presence in the Kollel Bais Medrash, where he teaches and studies in the evenings. He is the owner of Joseph Kay Construction. He and his wife, Rivky, who teaches at Hillel Academy, are an important part of the West Side community.

Rabbi Daniel Krausz

Reb Daniel spends his daytime hours as an architect. He is a frequent participant in the Kollel’s night and Sunday morning study sessions. Reb Daniel and his wife, Adina, are both Denver natives. Reb Daniel is the son of Mr. Ari and Mrs. Ruthie Krausz and grandson of the late Dr. Werner and Mrs. Lucy Prenzlau.

Rabbi Levi Lebovits

Rabbi Lebovits, a Pittsburgh native, and his family moved to Denver to join the Kollel in 2009. He and his family currently reside in the Southeast area of Denver. He is the director of the Vaad Project for Yeshiva Torah Chaim of Denver. His wife, Yocheved, serves as a teacher of Judaic studies at Hillel Academy.

Rabbi Gavriel Rudnick
Reb Gavriel continues to be a presence in the Kollel Bais Medrash during the Kollel’s evening sessions. His devotion to Torah study and his constant striving toward greater spiritual heights inspires all those he comes into contact with. He and his wife, Avigail, who is a graduate of Beth Jacob High School of Denver, are an important part of Denver’s West Side community.

Rabbi Yissochor Steinharter

Reb Yissochor’s incisive comments continue to be enjoyed during the Kollel’s evening study sessions. Since leaving the Kollel’s full-time program, Rabbi Steinharter has become a successful real estate agent, and is currently the owner of Highland Properties. He continues to teach in the Kollel’s community programs in the evenings. His wife, Avigail, the daughter of Rabbi and Mrs. Myer J. Schwab, founders of the Kollel, and sister of Rabbi Aron Yehuda Schwab, Rosh Kollel/Dean, is the instructor of the highly popular Liberated Parents, Liberated Children series for women.

Rabbi Yaakov Zions

Reb Yaakov’s broad knowledge of all areas of Torah and his eagerness to share that knowledge with others makes him an asset in the Kollel bais medrash, where he continues to study during the afternoon and evening study sessions, and to the entire Denver Jewish community. Reb Yaakov serves as a kashrus coordinator for Scroll K Vaad Hakashrus of Denver. He and his wife Hadassah and their children make their home in West Denver.