Our roshei yeshiva and teachers come from varied educational

and professional backgrounds, but are united by their concern for the ongoing development of each student. Roshei Yeshiva, Mashgichim, and teachers provide one-on-one guidance and a family-like community atmosphere at the yeshiva, answering questions, listening, and learning together. Our faculty hails from a broad array of the world’s best yeshivot, including Mir, Lakewood, Brisk, Yeshiva University, Kerem B’Yavneh, Har Etzion, and our very own, Shapell’s -- and together, they weave a tapestry of Jewish life that exposes students to differing perspectives on Avodat Hashem and Jewish life.

Meet the Roshei Yeshiva

Meet the Mashgiach

Rabbi Fyvel Shuster

Rabbi Shuster’s many classes, open home, and regular presence in the yeshiva endear him to students as a combination of rebbe, guidance counselor, friend, and mentor. His multifaceted educational background makes him especially suited to serve the wide variety of students who learn at Shapell’s. Rabbi Shuster learned in Yeshivat Hakotel and Mesivta Rabbi Chaim Berlin, and remains a regular and close student of the Tolner Rebbe shlit”a in Jerusalem. A Boston native, Rabbi Shuster is a graduate of Tufts University, and spent years combining his Torah study with a career in computers. In addition to teaching at Shapell’s, Midreshet Rachel, and other area seminaries, Rabbi Shuster has taught in Skokie Yeshiva and Machon Lev.

Rabbi Shuster’s “shmuze” – a masterful weave of divrei Torah, good advice, mussar, anecdotes, and humor – is among the highlights of the Shapell’s experience. Through one-on-one discussions, shiurim in mussar, chassidus, and hashkafa, and the weekly Shalosh Seudos that he hosts for students, he helps our students – and the many alumni who continue to consult with him – more deeply connect with the Torah.

Meet the Rebbeim



Rabbi Elie Silverberg

More than anything else, the Gemara teaching of Rabbi Silverberg gives Shapell’s/Darche Noam the reputation that it enjoys as the premier place to “learn how to learn”. Rabbi Silverberg helps students learn how to break down the Gemara into its component parts and pays careful individual attention to the development of each and every student in his popular class. Himself a Shapell’s alumnus, he came to Israel at 27, and, after six years of intensive yeshiva study, was the first alumnus to join the full-time faculty. Born and raised in Toronto, Rabbi Silverberg has a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto, and worked for an electric corporation in Canada before arriving in Israel. His wit and humility endear him to his students, and his teaching – filled with lively debate and discussion – challenges students to develop the skills of a self-sufficient Gemara learner.

Rabbi Binyamin Wolff

Rabbi Binyamin Wolff is the director of the Executive Learning Program. Rabbi Wolff comes to Shapell’s with a great deal of experience teaching Torah to well educated professionals. He teaches a very popular Daf Yomi class in the Rechavia neighborhood, where he has also spearheaded and directed community learning organizations for well over a decade. He has taught extensively at the Orthodox Union’s Israel Center, and continues to serve on the faculty of Yeshiva Aish HaTorah. He holds rabbinic ordination from Yeshiva University and is an alumnus of both Yeshivat Mir and Yeshivat Kerem b’Yavneh.

Meet the Administration


Rabbi Shmuel Jablon, Executive Director

Rabbi Shmuel Jablon joined Shapell’s/Darche Noam in the spring of 5775 (2015), having made aliyah with his family the previous summer. Prior to his aliyah, he served as a Jewish Day School administrator in the U.S. for 17 years. A musmach of Hebrew Theological College (Skokie Yeshiva), he also holds a Masters in Education and has significant experience in strategic planning and community relations. Rabbi Jablon resides in Efrat and loves being a part of the Darche Noam family.


Rabbi Jeremy Block, Director of Recruitment

If you or someone you know is interested in studying at Shapell’s, Midreshet Rachel, or any of our short term programs, please contact Rabbi Jeremy Block.


Avrom Suslovich,
Director of Development and Alumni Relations

Avrom came to Shapell’s/Darche Noam in the Summer of 5775 (2015) having worked in the development office of Yeshivat Har Etzion and the Joint Distribution Committee. He made aliyah after graduating college in 1990. He is an alumnus of both Yeshivat HaMivtar and Yeshivat Har Etzion, and a graduate of Bar Ilan University. Avrom and his family reside in Bet Shemesh. His passion for our mission of unity through Torah and enabling students to learn how to learn is evident to all who meet him. He is looking forward to meeting alumni and friends in Israel and world wide.

Michael Cohen,
Director of Student Finance

Michael has been welcoming students to Shapell’s since 1981, when he first began as both a student and administrator. He has held a variety of positions here over the past 3 decades. Currently, as Student Financial Director, Michael tries to assure that no qualified applicant is unable to study here because of financial constraints. Originally from Connecticut, Michael holds a BA from Colgate University and an MBA from Indiana University. He particularly enjoys staying connected with almost 40 years of alumni.