Rabbi Shimon Max – Rosh HaYeshiva & Rosh Bais Medrash
Rabbi Shimon Max has a wealth of chinuch experience including serving as Rosh HaYeshiva and rebbe for close to two decades.
Rabbi Max’s charisma and warmth has enlightened many over the years, and he continues to inspire his students today to the beauty and depth of Torah.
Rabbi Max has taught advanced high school and Beis Medrash gemara shiurim, both in our parent Yeshiva, Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim of Queens, and in Foxman Torah Institute to virtually every grade and level. He is the head of the Stein Bais Medrash program for FTI and gives shiur in the Bais Medrash and in the Mesivta. Over the years, countless students have enjoyed the hospitality and care of the Max family as well as the delicious cooking of his Rebbitzen. Rabbi Max lives in Cherry Hill with his wife Deena (nee Kamin) and their children.
Rabbi Yisrael Davidowitz grew up in Rochester, New York, where his father founded and is currently the Rosh Hayeshiva of a Chofetz Chaim Yeshiva High School, Beis Medrash and Kollel. He studied there until he married, then moved to Queens to join the Chofetz Chaim Kollel and advance his studies.
Rabbi Davidowitz thoroughly enjoys teaching Torah and, over the years, has taught at many levels, including yeshiva high school and Beis Medrash boys, baal habatim, and kiruv rechokim. He founded the Brooklyn Branch of TBT and The Shmuz in 2005. After receiving Semicha in 2008, he focused his efforts on nonprofit alternative fundraising models to benefit yeshivos.
As rosh yeshiva at FTI he puts his skills to work, as well as doing what he loves most: teaching Torah and helping people come closer to Hashem. Rabbi Davidowitz lives in Cherry Hill with his wife Yael (nee Rosin) and their family.
Rabbi Chaim Juni completed his postsecondary studies at the Rabbinical Seminary of America, Yeshivas Chofetz Chaim in Queens, where he was ordained as Rabbi in 2009. Rabbi Juni completed the Principal’s Training Initiative in conjunction with the Consortium of Jewish Day schools. He has a wealth of teaching experience on the high school level, among them, Mesivta Chofetz Chaim in Queens, Yeshiva Kesser Yisroel of Willowbrook, and the Talmudical Institute of Upstate New York.
Rabbi Juni recalls how Rabbi Bentzion Shafier, one of his high school rebbeim, inspired him with his insistence that true happiness can be attained only through Torah learning. This encouraged Rabbi Juni to make a career out of Harbotzas HaTorah, spreading Torah.
Rabbi Juni’s intuitive understanding of his students allows him to go beyond the teacher’s role. Rabbi Juni joined the Foxman Torah Institute in 2010 and is the Rosh Mesivta and Bais Medrash Mashgiach. Rabbi Juni lives in Cherry Hill with his wife Zippy (nee Davidowitz) and their children.
Rabbi Yehoshua Fromowitz, joined FTI as a Rosh Yeshiva this year. In addition to giving two Halacha classes in our Mesivta, Rabbi Fromowitz is the Mashgiach of the Bais Medrash. FTI is proud to welcome Rabbi Fromowitz to the administration.
Rabbi Fromowitz comes to FTI from Henderson, Nevada, where he was first a Rosh Kollel and then the founding Rav of the Ahavas Torah Center. Originally raised in Monsey, NY, Rabbi Fromowitz is a Musmach from Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim in Queens, NY, where he was privileged to have a close relationship with the Rosh Yeshiva, Rav Henoch Liebowitz, Z”TL. Rabbi Fromowitz lives in Cherry Hill with his wife Frimmy (nee Tanenbaum) and their children.
Rabbi Chananya Kramer, FTI’s Mesivta Menahel, joined FTI after serving as a rebbe at Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim in Queens from 2008-2015.
Rabbi Kramer completed an intensive chinuch training course at Mayan Hachinuch under the direction of Rabbi Mechel Rotenberg in 2010. Additionally, he participated in “The Legacy Project” chinuch teacher training seminar program in 2014, which was a joint program of “Ohel - School-Based Trauma Services” and Rabbinical Seminary of America, under the direction of Rabbi Dr. Hillel Fox and Rabbi Hillel Mandel. The seminar focused primarily on the emotional needs and emotional health of each student in the classroom.
Rabbi Kramer saw an incredible opportunity to help bring FTI – already a fast-growing yeshiva – to a whole new level, and turn it into a premier yeshiva serving hundreds of boys, producing real B’nei Torah and Balaei Middos, while positively impacting the Cherry Hill community at large. Rabbi Kramer lives in Cherry Hill with his wife Hindy (nee Luban) and their children.
Rabbi Yisroel Meir Hoffman – General Studies Principal & Chumash Rebbe
Rabbi Yisroel Meir Hoffman received his Master’s Degree in Education from Loyola University in Chicago, with a specialization in Education Administration and Supervision. He received Jewish Day School/ Yeshiva Principal Certification from the Jewish Education Leadership Institute in 2011.
In his previous roles, Rabbi Hoffman developed curricula for both secular and Jewish studies. Rabbi Hoffman’s wide range of experiences include teaching at all levels, adults, high school, junior high, and primary.
Rabbi Hoffman is both a third-generation student of the Rabbinical Seminary of America and a fourth-generation educator. His great-grandfather received an award in Teaching Excellence from President Lyndon Johnson.
Rabbi Yoel Eisenberg, FTI’s Assistant Menahel, comes to FTI from Manalapan where he was the Menahel of Yeshivas Tiferes Naftoli. In addition to teaching, Rabbi Eisenberg oversees classes and our students’ academic progress.
Rabbi Eisenberg has Smicha from Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim and a Master’s Degree in Education from Loyola University in Chicago. Rabbi Eisenberg lives in Cherry Hill with his wife Chaya (nee Krohn) and their children.
Board of Directors
Andy Becker M.D.
Rabbi Jeff Bilinsky, M.Ed.
Lee Cohen, C.P.A.
Ron Zanger, M.D.
Herbert Caskey, M.D.
Allan Jacob, M.D.
Leon L. Levy
Rabbi Benjamin Sharfman, Ph.D., Zt"Zl