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 Moshe Baron, 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 Moshe Baron.


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.

Rabbi Nevo Zuckerman,
Director of Development

Rabbi Zuckerman served as the Rabbi of Beth Jacob of Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada (a community outside of Toronto) for seven years. He was successful in raising funds for important new projects- such as the area’s first eruv and a Jewish Women’s Renaissance trip to Israel. He is well regarded as a dynamic and creative leader who works around the clock to help the community. Prior to his being in Canada, he taught in Phoenix and Baltimore. We are excited to have him join us, and are confident that alumni and students will enjoy spending time and learning from him.