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RABBI DANIEL MECHANIC
Rabbi Daniel Mechanic is the Founder and Director of Project Chazon. In addition to being a world-renowned lecturer on topics related to Kiruv Rechokim, he is also recognized throughout the Orthodox Jewish world as an authority on the "at-risk" teen phenomenon.
After 12 years of study at Yeshiva Kol Torah, Yeshiva Gedolah of Passaic, and Yeshiva Torah Vodaas, Rabbi Mechanic joined Rabbi Noach Weinberg of Aish HaTorah in 1981 and became a kiruv professional. Trained by Aish, he spent the next 15 years working as the Director of Aish Hatorah/Discovery, where he presented hundreds of seminars and inspired thousands of ba'alei teshuva.
In 1996, Rabbi Mechanic decided to assist the Yeshiva high schools in reinforcing and strengthening the Yiddishkeit of their students. Through his Project Chazon, he began to present comprehensive seminars on the Yesodei HaEmunah to Yeshiva and Bais Yaakov high school students and teachers throughout the United States, Canada, and England. His inspirational Hashkafah Shiurim are presented in over 365 schools, with the endorsement of leading Gedolim, Roshei Yeshivos, and Principals worldwide. His fascinating and unique programs have been a source of chizuk and hisorerus for over 265,000 Yeshiva students. Rabbi Mechanic also provides individual counseling and mentoring to hundreds of troubled young men and women in crisis.
Rabbi Mechanic presents numerous workshops to parents and mechanchim. These inspiring sessions address the issue of winning children's minds to the truth and beauty of Yiddishkeit. He has been invited to speak at many major conventions and dinners throughout the United States, and has served as a scholar-in-residence at shules and other Pesach programs throughout the country.
Ordained by Rav Avraham Pam, ZT"L at Yeshiva Torah Vodaath, Rabbi Mechanic resides in Brooklyn with his wife and five children.
Rabbi Yerachmiel Milstein is an exciting, accomplished and much sought-after speaker who was the host of a regular weekly radio program on station WEVD AM in New York City for more than five years. As a Senior Lecturer for Aish HaTorah's Discovery Seminars for the past 20 years, he has appeared before tens of thousands throughout North America, Israel, Europe, and South Africa as well as at England's prestigious Cambridge University.
A student of Yeshivas Mir Jerusalem and ordained at Mesivta Tifereth Jerusalem in New York City, Rabbi Milstein is the founder of the Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Science and a founding board member of the Selikoff Center for Environmental and Occupational Medicine in Ranaana. He serves currently as the Executive Vice President of Project Chazon, which presents preventative workshops to reduce at-risk behavior in over 385 high schools across North America and Canada. He also counsels hundreds of pre- and in-crisis teens, with significant results.
Rabbi David Fohrman serves as scholar in residence for the Institute for Text Study, a division of the Hoffberger Foundation for Torah Studies. Prior to his work for the foundation, Rabbi Fohrman served as a senior editor and writer for the Schottenstein Edition of the Talmud, published by ArtScroll Mesorah.
Rabbi Fohrman teaches extensively on Torah themes in Yeshivos, Shuls, and private homes. Recently, he has begun to bring his work to a wider, global audience through several initiatives, including a new series of online classes and the launching of a book series. His amazing approach to mining Torah texts to reveal well known Talmudic and Midrashic insights is breathtaking and will certainly inspire many students and teachers alike with a renewed excitement and vigor for Chumash and Tanach study.
Rabbi Yaakov Salomon, C.S.W. is a noted psychotherapist, in private practice in Brooklyn, N.Y. for over 25 years. He is a Senior Lecturer and the Creative Director of Aish Hatorah's Discovery Productions. He is also an editor and author for the Artscroll Publishing Series' and a member of the Kollel of Yeshiva Torah Vodaath.
Rabbi Salomon is co-author, with Rabbi Noah Weinberg, of the best selling book "What the Angel Taught You; Seven Keys to Life Fulfillment," (Mesorah), and is also the co-producer of the highly-acclaimed film, "Inspired." His most recent book is "Something to Think About; Extraordinary Reflections About Ordinary Events (Mesorah)." He shares his life with his wife, Temmy, and their unpredictable family.
Gila Manolson is a renowned lecturer, both in Israel and abroad, in numerous outreach and educational programs. Her direct, down-to-earth style has made her one of the most sought-after speakers for high school and seminary students as well as adult audiences. She is best known for her popular books The Magic Touch: A Jewish Approach to Relationships, Outside/Inside: A Fresh Look at Tznius and her latest release, Head to Heart: What to Know before Dating and Marriage.