About the Council of Orthodox Rabbis

Established in 1948, the Council of Orthodox Rabbis of Greater Detroit, popularly known as the Vaad Harabbonim, is the Detroit community’s Orthodox rabbinic body dedicated to providing communal services that support Torah community living. The Vaad includes a Rabbinic Council, professional staff, and lay leaders from the Orthodox Jewish community of Greater Detroit.

Rabbinic Council

The Rabbinic Council meets periodically to discuss issues pertaining to the Orthodox Jewish community of Greater Detroit. It includes representatives from various sectors of the Torah community.

Name

Institution

Rabbi C. Bergstein
Bais Chabad of Farmington Hills
Rabbi M. Cohen
Young Israel of Oak Park
Rabbi A. Eisenberger
Agudas Yisroel / Mogen Avraham
Rabbi C. Hadar
Woodward Avenue Shul
Rabbi A. Kostelitz
Congregation Dovid Ben Nuchim - Aish Kodesh
Rabbi B. Levin
Bais Haknesses Hagrah
Rabbi Y. M. Levin
Beth Tefilo Emanuel Tikvah
Rabbi D. Loketch
Agudas Yisroel / Mogen Avraham
Rabbi Y. Morris
Young Israel of Southfield
Rabbi E. Silberberg
Sara and Morris Tugman Bais Chabad Torah Center
Rabbi S. Werner
Bais Chabad Torah Center of North Oak Park
Rabbi Y. Wolf
Congregation Shomer Yisrael
Rabbi E. Yelen
Yagdil Torah
Rabbi S. Zachariash
Congregation Shomrey Emunah

Professional Staff

Professional staff oversees daily activities for the Vaad Harabbonim, which include maintaining retail and commercial kashrus oversight, addressing the community’s social service needs, administering the local Beis Din, and other community services.

Rabbi Doniel Neustadt, Chairman of the Council of Orthodox Rabbis, received his semicha from Telshe Yeshiva in Cleveland. Prior to assuming leadership of the Vaad Harabbonim of Greater Detroit, he was Rav of Young Israel of Cleveland Heights and Principal of Yavne Teachers' College in Cleveland. He can be reached at (248) 559 – 5005 x101 or dneustadt@cordetroit.com.
Rabbi Beryl Broyde has been associated with the Vaad's kosher supervision for over 30 years. He is deeply involved with researching commerical and retail products and their ingredients. He also assembles information for the K-COR kashrus alerts and annual Pesach Gram. Rabbi Broyde can be reached via the Kosher Information Line at (248) 559 – 5005 x103 or bbroyde@cordetroit.com.
Rabbi Tzodek Katz provides Shadchan Services for the Vaad, including the orchestration of shadchan meeting events in Detroit. He is based in Lakewood, NJ, and can be reached at (732) 278 – 1461 or tkatz@cordetroit.com.
Rabbi Yosef Krupnik, Kashrus Administrator of the Vaad’s K-COR Kosher Certification division, has been with the Vaad for over 20 years. He can be reached at (248) 559 – 5005 x102 or ykrupnik@cordetroit.com.
Rabbi Arnaldo Resnicoff, has overseen the K-COR's international kashrus operations since 2011, primarily in Mexico and South America. He has many years of experience serving international kashrus organizations, including the U, Chof-K, and the K. He can be reached at aresnicoff@cordetroit.com.
Boruch (Brian) Rothenberg, Director of Development for the Council of Orthodox Rabbis, joined the Detroit community in 2012. Originally from Cleveland, Boruch received Master’s degrees in nonprofit organizational administration and in social work from Case Western Reserve University. He can be reached at development@cordetroit.com.
Rabbi Shmuel Zimmerman, Director of the Noam Detroit Social Services Division, received his semicha from the Mirrer Yeshiva in Brooklyn, New York. As a Torah educator for 28 years, Rabbi Zimmerman frequently helped families and individuals navigate challenges. Rabbi Zimmerman joined the Vaad staff and launched its social services division in 2011. He can be reached at (248) 559 – 5005 x105 or noam@cordetroit.com.
Mrs. Malka (Regina) Blumenfeld is Administrative Assistant for the Council of Orthodox Rabbis. She can be reached at (248) 559 – 5005 x104.