Address : 3732 W. Dempster Skokie, IL 60076   Phone: 847-674-7959

Rabbi Shmuel Oren

Rabbi Shmuel Oren grew up in Chicago, Illinois and attended Fasman Yeshiva High School in Skokie, followed by 3 years of learning at Mercaz HaTorah in Yerushalayim.  He then returned to Chicago where he received his semicha from Rav Chaim Twerski and learnt in the Kollel at Bais HaMedrash LaTorah of Skokie, IL.  Rabbi Oren is proud to be a member of the Skokie community along with his wife Sophie and children Kayla Bracha, Tzvi and Elisheva

Rabbi Mordechai Paretzky

Rabbi Mordechai Paretzky is a native of Edison, NJ and studied at Yeshivat Kerem B’Yavneh in Israel for two years following high school. He then attended Lander College for Men in Queens, NY, where he earned a B.A. in Jewish Studies and received semicha from Rabbi Eliyahu Soloveitchik. Rabbi Paretzky spent 3 formative years studying in Yeshivas Ner Israel in Baltimore, MD before coming to Skokie. Currently, Rabbi Paretzky is a financial advisor for Goldstein Wealth Management as well as co-founder of the National Eruv Initiative. Rabbi Paretzky and his wife, Ruthie, are proud parents of Shmuel, Batya, Avrumi and Rivka.

Rabbi Gershon Schaffel

Rabbi Gershon Eliezer Schaffel was raised and continues to live in Skokie.He received his bachelor’s degree from the Hebrew Theological College and his Rabbinical Ordination from Rabbi Shlomo Morgenstern, former Dean of Hebrew Theological College.Rabbi Schaffel received Yadin Yadin semichah in the area of Jewish Business Law which qualifies him to serve as a judge in a Jewish Court (Bais Din) involving civil matters. In addition to serving as Rav at YlOS for 15 years, Rabbi Schaffel teaches at several schools in the community and leads one of the most well attended Daf Yomi shiurim. Rabbi Schaffel also write articles for Business Weekly, Daf Yomi Digest, and Mishna Brurah Yomi which are distributed worldwide. He lectures on a variety of topics for many different community organizations.