Marin Summer Yeshiva 2022   


900 Years of Prophecy (Rabbi Rice)

The Jewish People make a glorious entrance into the Promised Land in 1273 B.C.E. Joshua, the protégé of Moses, lead the Jews Militarily as well as morally and spiritually. Conquering Israel was one thing; keeping our Divine Mandate was quite another. The struggle to fulfill this mandate was born out through the years of the Prophets – the Nevi’im. This course will take a bird’s eye view of the eight books of: Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Kings, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel & the Twelve. We will focus on key events, verses and most importantly, lessons that we can take for living a meaningful Jewish life today.


Core Faith (Rabbi Rice)

We will explore the mystical underpinning of our inner faith. Where does it come from, and how do we foster its growth? This is a study of the Chassidic discourse: “V’ateh Tetzaveh – The Shepherd of Faith.”


Heaven On Earth: A Visual Tour of the Holy Temple  (Rabbi Landa)

A historical, archaeological, and topographical study of the Temple. Explore its chambers and functions and its relevance to us today. Through this course, the most sacred edifice will come alive in our mind and our heart.


The Spirit of Teshuva (Rabbi Levi Mintz)

A Chassidic and Kabbalistic perspective on the fundamental Mitzvah of return. Rabbi Shneur Zalman in his Epistle on Teshuvah delves into our deep soul connection to make this process real and accessible.


Understanding the 10 Sefirot: (Mirel Mintz)

A special class for women. Join our newest Chabad Emissary to Marin as she reveals the mystery of the Sefirot and their application to every day life.


Living with the Parsha (Rabbi Berkowitz)

The weekly Torah portion is a living document. Join our new Chabad Rabbi to West Marin as he brings the Torah to life.


History of Hassidism in Story (Rabbi Hecht)

Join a master storyteller as he weaves the story of one of the most powerful revolutions in Jewish experience. From the Baal Shem Tov to our present time, the Chassidic movement has



American-born Rabbi Ahron Hecht attended Tomchei Tmimim Yeshiva in Kfar Chabad, Israel, where he was ordained by the former Chief Rabbi, Ovadia Yosef.  He continued post-graduate studies at the Yeshiva Kolel in Melbourne, Australia, where he also served as a lecturer at Monash University and taught extensively throughout Australia and New Zealand.

He, his wife Sara, and their twelve children currently live in the Richmond district of San Francisco.  "A rabbi should serve as a teacher and friend, not just an orator," Rabbi Hecht has said.  His ability to blend the mystical and logical makes his teaching particularly appealing to modern Jew.  


Rabbi Menachem Landa completed his studies at the West Coast Talmudical Seminary, where he received his law degree. He was ordained by Chief Rabbi of Ontario, Canada, Rabbi Dovid Schochet.

Rabbi Landa currently serves as the spiritual leader of Jewish Center of Novato, in Northern California where he and his wife, Adina, are developing a thriving Jewish community.  


Rabbi Mendel Mishulovin grew up in Michigan, in a family of 10. Rabbi Mendel’s educational journey took him across the pacific, exposing him to different Jewish communities, cultures, and personalities, colorful and intriguing. His rabbinical residency included stints in communities in Montana, Florida, Oklahoma, where he formed close relationships with folks from diverse backgrounds and started his path towards outreach.

Rabbi Mendel and his wife, Yocheved are the new Chabad emissaries to Corte Madera, CA.


Rabbi Yisrael Rice is the Executive Director of Chabad of Marin, San Rafael, California, where he has been a community leader and educator for the past 35 years.  Rabbi Rice is Chairman of the Jewish Learning Institute flagship division.  Rabbi Rice is a popular teacher of Judaism known for his insightful grasp and his sense of humor.  He is author of the course SoulQuest: life, afterlife and beyond, which was taught in over 350 communities around the world and The Kabbalah of Now.  

Rabbi Rice is the author of The Four Keys of Kabbalah - Dove Publishing, and has lectured around the globe on Kabbalah & Meditation.   

faculty of past years

Rabbi Yanky Bell  is the director at Chabad of El Cerrito along with his wife Shternie. Born in Leeds, UK, Rabbi Yanky spent time in Yeshivot in Safed, Israel, Detroit Michigan and S. Paulo, Brazil where he interned for a year. A researcher, editor and teacher, Rabbi Bell is known for his classes in Kabbalah and Chassidut as well as his passion for Jewish outreach.


Rabbi Levi Potash is a Chabad Rabbi, born and raised in London, England. He studied in yeshivos in Israel and Hungary and received his Rabbinical Ordination from Yeshiva Tomchei Temimim in NY. He has been involved with scribal writing since his youth, and was recently certified as a scribe. He lectures and does workshops on Kabbalah and Scribal writing across California and beyond.

He lives in Redwood city with his wife and six children and runs Chabad MidPen.