Our Faculty

The heart of Mesivta Netzach Hatorah is our faculty – distinguished Rebbeim and teachers who are deeply committed to the spiritual and intellectual growth of their students and serve as important mentors to set our students on the path to success.

Rabbi Yitzchok Yurman

Rabbi Yitzchok Yurman

Menahel

Born in Far Rockaway and raised in Monsey, NY, Rabbi Yitzchok Yurman learned in Yeshiva Sha’ar Hatorah in Queens. He continued his learning in Eretz Yisroel for many years in Bais Hatalmud and the Mir. It was during these years that Rabbi Yurman cultivated life-long relationships with his rebbeim, HaRav Ezra Rodkin, HaRav Yisroel Glustein, and HaRav Reuven Leuchter. He received smicha from HaRav Nissim Karelitz zt”l and holds a bachelor’s in Psychology from Touro College. Rabbi Yurman gained years of experience working with teens as Av Bayis at Ohr Yerushalayim and as a rebbe in Yeshivas Neveh Zion. He then served as mashgiach in Yeshiva Aderes HaTorah (Rabbi Senter’s). After returning to America, Rabbi Yurman continued as a rebbe, while transitioning into administration by becoming Assistant Principal in Gesher Yehuda and PTACH, before joining the mesivta as menahel in its inaugural year.
Rabbi Yirmiyahu Lebowitz

Rabbi Yirmiyahu Lebowitz

General Studies Principal

Born in Lake Placid and raised in Rochester, NY, Rabbi Yirmiyahu Lebowitz learned in Yeshivas Chofetz Chaim, Yeshiva University, the Gruss Kollel, RIETS, and finally in HaRav Nota Greenblatt's prestigious Kollel in Memphis, Tennessee. After beginning his career as a classroom Rebbe, Rabbi Lebowitz transitioned into administration, serving as Assistant Principal in MAYHS and MDYHS for close to 15 years. Before joining Netzach in 2018, he spent 3 years as Principal of Yeshiva Shaare Torah. Rabbi Lebowitz holds a bachelor’s degree from Yeshiva University in English Literature, a master’s in Educational Leadership from Bellevue University and Smicha from RIETS.
Rabbi Yoni Mitteldorf

Rabbi Yoni Mitteldorf

S’gan Menahel - 9th Grade Rebbe

Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Rabbi Yoni Mitteldorf learned in Mesivta Tiferes Torah, where he cultivated lifelong relationships with his rebbeim, Rav Yitzchok Parnes and Rav Dovid Beinish Feinstein. He continued learning for several years in Eretz Yisroel in Yeshivas Toras Moshe and then back in America in Yeshivas Nesivos HaTorah under HaRav Yitzchok Lichtenstein shlit”a (Present Rosh Yeshiva of Torah V’Daas). Following his marriage, Rabbi Mitteldorf joined the Kollel of Yeshivas Ohr Hachaim, where he received his smicha. He then taught in their mesivta, Yesodei Yeshurun, for over a decade where he developed a close kesher with hundreds of talmidim. Besides for his dedication to his talmidim, Rabbi Mitteldorf has authored several kuntreisim on various topics including, Minchas Chinuch, Parshas Hashavua, and most recently, the Siddur.
Rabbi Yitzy Stern

Rabbi Yitzy Stern

10th Grade Rebbe

Rabbi Yitzy Stern was born and raised in Flatbush where he learned in Yeshivas Tiferes
Yisroel (Chofetz Chaim of Flatbush). After high school, He spent close to ten years
learning in Eretz Yisroel, mostly in the Mir under his rebbe, HaRav Elimelech Resnick
shlit”a. During his Kollel years in the Mir, Rabbi Stern served as a shoel u’meishiv in
Yeshivas Merkaz HaTorah. Rabbi Stern spends his summers in Camp Agudah, where he has been a learningrebbe and division head for many years.
Rabbi Mendy Edelstein

Rabbi Mendy Edelstein

11th Grade Rebbe

Born in Los Angeles, Rabbi Mendy Edelstein spent his formative years in Brooklyn. He learned in Torah Temimah under HaRav Shlomo Feivel Shustal and then in Yeshivas Mir under HaRav Asher Arieli. He received semicha from the Badatz Eida Chareidus as well as the Rabbanut. Rabbi Edelstein began his chinuch career as a rebbe in Yeshiva Gedolah Ateres Yaakov before joining the Mesivta in 2018. For the past decade, Rabbi Edelstein has directed Camp Munk’s teen division. Alongside his teaching in the Mesivta, Rabbi Edelstein is also a practicing marriage and family therapist.

Rabbi Dovid Feiler

Rabbi Dovid Feiler

11th Grade Rebbe

Rabbi Dovid Feiler grew up in Montreal and spent his formative years learning in the world-renowned Yeshiva of Phildaelphia, where he forged lifelong relationships with his rebbeim, HaRav Hagaon Rav Shmuel Kamenetsky shlit”a and HaRav Shimon Yehuda Svei shlit”a. He then went on to learn by Rav Dovid Soloveitchick in Eretz Yisroel. After getting married, Rabbi Feiler learned in Yeshivas Mir under HaRav Asher Arielli and later in Beis Medresh Govoha in Lakewood. A resident of Lakewood, New Jersey, Rabbi Feiler served as a 7 th grade rebbe at Yeshiva Ketana of Long Island for 5 years before joining the Netzach HaTorah family this year. During the summer, Rabbi Feiler is the associate head counselor at Camp Simcha and Camp Simcha Special. Rabbi Feiler also works year-round for Chai Lifeline’s Volunteer Department.
Rabbi Ahron Rosenthal

Rabbi Ahron Rosenthal

Excecutive Director

Rabbi Ahron Rosenthal served on the senior leadership of Yachad, an agency under the OU (Orthodox Union) where he focused on the national and international efforts of the organization’s development, marketing, programmatic and outreach initiatives. Before joining the OU in 2016, Rabbi Rosenthal spent 10 years as an administrator at Yeshiva Har Torah in Queens, NY, and in addition was the Assistant Director at the Consortium of Jewish Day Schools. He has presented extensively to hundreds of principals, schools and educators of all backgrounds across the United States and Canada, on best practices in educational models. In 2010, Rabbi Rosenthal joined the team that launched Camp Kaylie and continues to play an integral part on their leadership team. With his experience and knowledge of marketing and communications, Ahron has guided many nonprofits and businesses in effectively reaching their target market and successfully crafting their strategic models. Rabbi Rosenthal was a representative in the Day School Collaboration Network through the UJA, and is a graduate of the ELAI program through Bar-Ilan University and The Lookstein Foundation. He attended SUNY in Westbury, majoring in History and holds a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Bellevue University as well as a Master’s degree in Marketing from Yeshiva University’s Sy Syms School of Business. Rabbi Rosenthal recieved his semicha from Rav Zalman Nechemia Goldberg.

Mesivta Netzach HaTorah

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