Rabbi Mordechai Bennett
Rabbi Mordechai Bennett is a beloved Rebbe at Ohr Chadash Academy and Teen Director at Congregation Shomrei Emunah in Baltimore, Maryland. He is known for his professional demeanor, enthusiasm for teaching, and focus on developing a meaningful relationship with each of his students. He is the founding Director of Camp ASPIRE coming with many years in Camp Leadership as Division Head in Ohel’s Camp Kaylie, Wurtsboro, New York as well as director of Camp Koolanu, Baltimore. When not in school, Rabbi Bennett enjoys spending time with his wife, Hadassah, and children, Tila, Libby, and Sender, learning, being flieshigs, and playing hockey, still chasing his glory days as a member of the DRS Wildcats. Having spent four years in Kollel Avodas Levi of Ner Yisroel, Rabbi Bennett holds a Bachelor’s of Talmudic Law from Ner Israel Rabbinical College and a Master’s in Education from Johns Hopkins University.
Rabbi Matt Faigen
Rabbi Matthew Faigen is the Director of Student Life at the Fuchs Mizrachi School in Cleveland, Ohio where he lives with his wife Elyssa and three children. Rabbi Faigen grew up in Pittsburgh before spending two years after high school learning in Yeshivat Netiv Aryeh. He then attended Yeshiva University attaining an undergraduate degree in Psychology, Smicha, and a Masters in Jewish Education. He has taught in Day Schools in New Jersey, Philadelphia, and now Cleveland and was the co-founder and director of Main Line Summer Sports in Philadelphia for the past 5 years. He enjoys playing basketball, softball, golf, and any other competitive sport in existence.
Rabbi Shmuel Silber
We are pleased to announce that Rabbi Shmuel Silber will be serving as our camp Rav. Rabbi Silber is known for his passion for sharing fulfilling contemporary Torah with a Chassidic warmth. He founded and serves as the Dean of the Institute for Jewish Continuity to enable learners at all levels to access relevant Torah.
Rabbi Silber serves as Rav of Suburban Orthodox Congregation Toras Chaim in Baltimore, Maryland. Knowledgeable, endearing and approachable, he brings an innovative and reinvigorating perspective to his teaching, kehillah and communal service. His dedication and strong caring presence is demonstrated time and again during times of simcha and sorrow and through his scholarly shiurim, community outreach programs, counseling, and advocacy.
Prior to coming to Suburban Orthodox, Rabbi Silber was the Assistant Rabbi of Congregation Shomrei Torah, in Fair Lawn, NJ. While at Shomrei Torah, he was also Director of Education for KOF-K Kosher Supervision, an international Kashrus agency based in Teaneck, NJ. Rabbi Silber received Semicha (ordination) from Yeshiva University. In addition, he has received a Masters degree in Secondary Jewish Education from Azrieli Graduate School.
Rabbi Silber has served as a Scholar in Residence throughout cities in America, in Israel and South Africa. He has taught a Masters Degree Program in Adult Education through Johns Hopkins University, teaches ongoing classes at the Women’s Institute of Torah (WIT) and Maalot here in Baltimore.