Board

Rabbi Moshe Shirkin -Head of Board

Rabbi Tuvia (Trevor) Rosen 

Rabbi Avi Ziskind

Rabbi Baruch Grossnass

Rabbi Shmuel Suchard 

Rabbi Chaim Raff

Mr.Selwyn Ziskind  

 

 

Committee

                                                                                         Hillel Klingman

                                                                                         Yehuda Ziskind  

                                                                                         Yaakov Nussbaum 

                                                                                         Mordechai Lewenstein

 

 

 

What is KYSA all about?

 

 

Keren Yotzei South Africa is an organization that provides a range of services to members of the Torah-observant community in Israel.

 It is the product of the dream of one of the outstanding members of the Johannesburg Jewish community.

He envisioned an organisation that would care for his brethren who hoped to grow as Jews in Eretz Yisrael.

Today, KYSA aspires to be the home base for all members of our community in Israel. Whether what’s needed is financial help and intervention, advice and direction, or just plain friendship and camaraderie KYSA is eager to help.

 

Contact us with your questions and suggestions.

 

 

We want to make you feel at home in Eretz Yisrael

 

 

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Who are we?

 

Board

 

Rabbi Moshe Shirkin Head of the Board

Retired Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivat HaNegev..

 

Veteran South African Rabbi who arrived here from Muizenberg in 1963. Harav Shirkin has for decades been renowned by individuals for his sage advice. The local South African community in all its major issues is fortunate to have such a leader. He has hundreds of loyal admirers.

 

 

Rabbi Tuvia (Trevor) Rosen

Community Rabbi in Telzstone

Born and bred in Bloemfontein. A popular and esteemed community leader. At the forefront of all community activism, Rabbi Rosen has an approachable personality and clarity coupled with great know-how. They make him the natural address for advice and guidance.

 

 

Rabbi Avi Ziskind

Famous South African Educator.

 

Hailing from Johannesburg. Rabbi Avi is a high achiever. He is respected even in the contested and demanding Israeli scene for his great depth and vast knowledge. This, besides his ability to explain and crystalize even the most difficult concepts. Both have caused him to be in high demand among many segments of the South African crowd.

 

 

Rabbi Baruch Grossnass

Head of Kollel Yad Shaul for close to 40 years

 

Rabbi Grossnass needs no introduction. After heading Kollel Yad Shaul for close to 40 years, he has brought his endless energy, wisdom, and good sense with him to Israel. 

 

 

Rabbi Shmuel Suchard

The much loved Rabbi of Sandton Shul

 

Rabbi Suchard, the much loved Rabbi of Sandton Shul, is another one of the South African Rabbis who don’t want to stop. He is passionate for Torah and for people and after settling into his new home in Jerusalem has already gained a loyal following.

 

 

Rabbi Chaim Raff

Cadres of talmidim

 

Rabbi Raff, who lives in the rarefied atmosphere of high level Torah study and personal development in one of Israel’s top Yeshivas has cadres of grateful talmidim

 

 

Selwyn Ziskind

Influence and commitment.

 

If we were to make a list of the institutions that gained from Selwyn’s influence and commitment in Johannesburg we believe that it would include almost everything Jewish.

We thank Selwyn for allowing us to enjoy his vast experience.

 

 

Committee

 

Hillel Klingman

 

Hillel is very committed to KYSA and has been a part of the committee since its founding in 2006.

He has a creative mind that he uses to think of novel ideas to make life better for our brothers and sisters.

He is the “face” of KYSA that most know.

 

Yehuda Ziskind

 

After a stint heading a world famous institution in England Yehuda is back with his energy and passion. committed to taking KYSA to new heights. 

 

Yaakov Nussbaum

 

When they say “Big Yaakov Nussbaum” they are referring to his heart. Yaakov is a non-stop chessed machine who wishes his day wasn’t limited to 24 hours.

 

Mordechai Lewenstein

 

If being well liked was the condition for being on the committee Mordechai would be there alone. With his good disposition and wry humour, Mordechai makes everything go easier. His extraordinary organizational skills and sound bookkeeping experience contribute to our success.

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