Palm Springs Lectures and Shiurim
Palm Springs Winter 2020

Lectures and Shiurim

Rabbi Michel Twerski

Rabbi Michel Twerski, Rebbe, Spiritual Guide, Rav and Posek of his community in Milwaukee for 53 years, has made a strong impression on the American Jewish scene.  A pioneer in the Kiruv movement, Rabbi Twerski has brought hundreds back to their roots, and has helped numerous outreach organizations establish their methods and techniques.

In addition to Rabbi Twerski’s original approach in interpreting Jewish thought, the Rebbe is also a composer of music whose melodies are enjoyed and sung throughout the Torah world.

The Rabbi and his Rebbetzin travel the world, lecturing and counseling on a myriad of topics. They have impacted upon thousands of lives from totally secular non-religious Jews to the most observant Torah scholars, and left an indelible taste of wisdom and warmth in their hearts.

Rebbetzin Feige Twerski

Rebbetzin Feige Twerski is the mother of eleven children and many grandchildren whose number she refuses to divulge. Alongside her husband, Rabbi Michel Twerski, she serves as Rebbetzin to her community in Milwaukee, and counsels people all over the globe. The Rebbetzin is a popular lecturer, speaking on a wide variety  of topics to audiences in America and overseas. She is the author of Ask Rebbetzin Feige, and more recently, of Rebbetzin Feige Responds. In

The esteemed patriarch of the Werner clan of KMR fame, Rabbi Simcha Werner is also one of the fathers of the Monsey Orthodox Jewish community. One of the early students at Monsey’s Beis Medrash Elyon, where he studied for over ten years, Rabbi Werner has been the director of the Monsey branch of the National Committee for the Furtherance of Jewish Education (NCFJE) since 1969, an active beis din member, and a mentor at Yeshivas Menachem Mendel of Monsey.

Rabbi Werner is a fourth-generation rabbi who was born in Providence, Rhode Island where his father served as a local rabbi until his 1953 passing. He studied as a boy at Yeshiva Torah Vodaath, then based in Williamsburg, and enjoyed relationships as a young bochur with such great leaders of American Jewry as Rav Moshe Feinstein, Rav Yaakov Keminetzsky, and the previous Skverer Rebbe. As a teenager, he became a devoted Chasid of the Lubavitcher Rebbe and eventually took upon himself the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s work of Jewish outreach and education.

Rabbi Shea Werner

Rabbi Shea Werner was born in Monsey, NY and studied in renowned Yeshivos including Bais Dovid of Monsey, Oholei Torah of Brooklyn, Toras Emes of Yerushalayim and Ohr Elchonon of California. He is a Talmid Muvhak of Hagaon Rav Ezra Shochat.
In 1997, Rabbi Werner assumed a position as the Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivas Oholei Yosef Yitzchok in Oak Park, MI and continued to develop the North Oak Park Community.
Rabbi Werner is currently Rav of Kehillas Chabad of North Oak Park. He serves as a member of the presidium of the Vaad Harabonim of Greater Detroit.
Rabbi Werner is best known for his deep Shiurim in Gemora, Halacha and Chassidic Philosophy. He is an inspiring lecturer and is well known for his gifted ability in personal consultation, especially in areas of Shalom Bayis and Chinuch.

Rabbi Shlomo Besser

Rabbi Shlomo Besser is the Mara D'Asra of Kehilas Bnei Yisroel Chaim on the Upper West
Side of Manhattan.
He is a master storyteller, teacher, and mentor to the many people who have benefited from his advice and experienced the warmth of his shabbos table.

Rabbi Besser, who is a musmach of Yeshivas Tiferes Yerushalayim, combines an analytic learning approach with legendary chassidic warmth, delighting audiences with his command of the histories and personalities with which our tradition abounds.

He travels widely, and is able to share many anecdotes of his experiences in Eastern Europe and the rebuilding of Jewish life there.

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