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 Ahron Hoch
Head Rabbi of The Village Shul
Rabbi Ahron Hoch is the much beloved Senior Rabbi of The Village Shul and Aish HaTorah Learning Centre. In addition to his ongoing pastoral obligations, he is a strong proponent of his own "Please Bug the Rabbi Campaign"; a campaign that reminds all congregants that he is always available for counselling and consultations in all matters. His commitment to community and to helping Jewish families thrive, translates into being the key inspiration for Shabbat and all Holidays, as well as daily teaching and community outreach. he is even available for one time consulations with non-members and is a valuable source of Torah insights in all areas from business ethics to life-cycle issues. You can hear Rabbi Hoch every morning at 11:00am as he gives his fifteen minute Dig Deeper lesson in Torah-based character growth for women. Follow Rabbi Hoch online in his "Village Shpiel" video clips on YouTube.
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 Aish.com, 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! TSytner@aish.com
Director of The JFI
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.