Rabbi Yehoshua Fromowitz is the founder Rabbi of Ahavas Torah Center. His vision, passion for Torah Study as well as his leadership talents make him the perfect candidate for his position. Rabbi Fromowitz spent thirteen years immersed in study at the Rabbinical Seminary of America in Queens, NY receiving his Rabbinical Ordination from RSA. During that time he had the opportunity to teach and mentor in a variety of settings. He has conducted introductory classes to unaffiliated public school students, as well as given classes to college level students in advanced Talmud and Jewish Law. He participated in advanced seminars in Jewish Marital Law, and mentors grooms in preparation for marriage. Rabbi Fromowitz’s warmth and knowledge have earned him the respect of students and peers alike. Additionally, Rabbi Fromowitz is a Certified Mohel and has practiced in New York, Las Vegas and Israel. If you or someone else you know could use his services, please contact him and see his website at www.jewishmohel.com. Mrs. Frimie Fromowitz serves as the Director of Women’s Programming for our Shul & Kollel. Frimie was born and raised in Kew Gardens Hills, NY. After a year of post high school study in Jerusalem, she entered college and received a Masters degree in Education and School Psychology. Frimie’s educational and outreach experience, together with her love for Jewish Learning are a tremendous asset to the Las Vegas Community. In addition to participating in Project SEED in Long Island, NY and Austin, Texas, Rabbi and Mrs. Fromowitz directed SEED in Las Vegas for four summers. The Fromowitz family was received very warmly by the Las Vegas Community and so thoroughly enjoyed their experience that they decided to permanently join it! Rabbi and Mrs. Fromowitz have 7 children, Shimmy, Mordechai, Malka, Henoch, Rachel, Nechama and Rivka.
Originally from Elizabeth, New Jersey, Rabbi Zecharya Rubin spent years of study in Yeshivos Ner Yaakov, Beis Yisroel, Mir (Yerushalayim), and Ner Yisroel. Rabbi Rubin is married to Karen (nee Abramowitz), and they are the proud parents of Batsheva, Nosson Tzvi, Yosef and Chaya.
Rabbi Rubin had the privilege to attend the daily lectures of Rav Asher Arieli, and Rav Tzvi Berkowitz, and also had the unique opportunity to learn and form a close relationship with the Rosh Yeshiva, Rav Nosson Tzvi Finkel zt”l. He then joined the nascent Bridgeport Community Kollel and eventually served as the Director of Community Outreach. In addition to delivering his own daily and weekly lectures, learning b’chavrusa with community members, and arranging lectures and chavrusas for the other Kollel members, Rabbi Rubin arranged community breakfasts, dinners and Shabbatons, as avenues to spread Torah and Torah values to the community. He established and published the Kollel’s weekly publication on the parsha, and spearheaded and co-authored the Kollel’s sefer Refuah Sheleimah (Feldheim). The Rubins enjoyed hosting Shabbos meals, and developed warm relationships with many community members.
In 2015 the Rubins moved to Yerushalayim to join the CKD, and have gained tremendously from the experience. In his years in CKD, Rabbi Rubin has received a wide range of instruction and mentorship in the nuances of halacha. He has also trained in Chosson teaching, Rabbinic counseling, and completed year-long parenting and marriage courses.
Rabbi Rubin received semicha from HaRav Moshe Bransdorfer, and Rav Zalman Nechemiah Goldberg. He maintains a Bachelors of Talmudic Law from Ner Israel Rabbinical College, and successfully completed masters level courses in the Johns Hopkins School of Education
Karen grew up in Staten Island and North Woodmere, New York. After high school, Karen continued her Jewish studies in Israel at the Tomer Devorah Institute and subsequently at the New Seminary in Brooklyn while completing her Bachelor’s Degree from Adelphi University. After her marriage to Zecharya, Karen continued her studies to receive a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy. Karen is currently a practicing OT, but her true passion is as a mother and wife. As a mother, Karen’s mission is to instill in her children a love of Torah, mitzvos, and life in general. As a wife, Karen has been Rabbi Rubin’s support system throughout his career. Whether as the co-planner and sounding board before an event or class or as the cook and hostess, Karen is always there with a friendly smile and interesting thoughts to share. Karen is excited to reach out to the community of Henderson and share her passion for Torah learning and living.