The Village Shul and Aish HaTorah Learning Centre

Staff and Faculty

Our dedicated and diverse Village Shul staff and faculty are here for you all year long to provide great learning opportunities, support and services. We work with an open door policy so feel free to drop in anytime to ask questions, give feedback or just to schmooze a little. We come from all walks of life and are always ready with an open ear to find new ways to serve our community and have fun doing it.

Rabbi Tzvi Sytner
Rabbi at The Village Shul

Rabbi Tzvi Sytner grew up in Los Angeles, CA and earned his B.A. in Liberal Studies from Thomas Edison State College, a Masters in Education from the University of Bridgeport, and a Master's degree as a Marriage and Family Therapist at Touro University. He has delivered inspiring lectures worldwide, including South Africa, Australia, and of course Israel. While studying in Israel, Rabbi Sytner received his Rabbinic Ordination from The Jerusalem Kollel under Rabbi Yitzchak Berkowitz, and led Shabbos programs for over 1000 college students on Birthright. He currently has a popular video blog on, titled, "Just Breathe" viewed by over 8,500 per month. Rabbi Sytner, is our newest member of the VS team and teaches classes several times throughout the day and night during the week. He would love to hear from you!

Abi Samole
Executive Director 

Abi Samole brings her business savy and Torah commitment to her role as Executive Director of The Village Shul and Aish HaTorah Learning Centre. She can be contacted at for any and all questions pertaining to the Shul, it's management and operations. 

David Grant
Finance Manager
Chevy Fordsham
Tots Together Program
Neora Covrigaru
Office Administrator
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Chana Lebowitz
Mikvah Manager
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Tzippora Greenwood
Youth Director