Rabbi Yitzchak Berkovits
Rabbi Yitzchak Berkovits is the mashgiach ruchani of Yeshivas Aish HaTorah and EYAHT College of Jewish Studies for Women, he built a reputation as a lucid orator on halachic and philosophical topics and a caring mentor for hundreds of English-speaking, baalei teshuva young men and women. He is considered one of the spiritual leaders of the worldwide baal teshuva movement. Rav Berkovits is the founder and rosh kollel of The Jerusalem Kollel, an institute dedicated to training rabbis and Orthodox Jewish outreach counselors for communities in the Jewish diaspora. Many of his students fill prominent positions around the globe. He is regarded as a "rabbi's rabbi" and as an adviser to hundreds of rabbis. He is also the dean and rosh hakollelim of Linas HaTzedek: The Center for Jewish Values, which is dedicated to spreading the awareness of mitzvot bein adam lechaveiro (mitzvot between man and his fellow man). He leads the Center's network of evening kollelim in Israel and the United States.