Meet Our Administration and Faculty
Rabbi Noam Abramchik
Bio coming soon!
Rabbi Boruch Feinstein
Rabbi Feinstein received his Semicha (Rabbinic ordination) from Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim/Rabbinical Seminary of America, where he studied for 13 years. During his time in the Yeshiva, he developed and directed courses of study in several areas of Halacha (Jewish law). Rabbi Feinstein also mentored college- and graduate-level students in advanced Talmud courses.
Prior to moving to Las Vegas, Rabbi Feinstein taught courses at the Mesivta Chofetz Chaim High School in Flushing, NY. He is a graduate of the National Torah Initiative’s Teacher Training Program.
In addition to his administrative responsibilities, Rabbi Feinstein currently teaches the 2nd year Bais Medrash shiur and Hilchos Shabbos. He enjoys helping his students step by step to break down and understand even the most complicated passage of Gemara.
He believes that through challenging students while offering them individual support and encouragement, a teacher can help them achieve far more than they would have thought possible.
Rabbi Aaron Kamin
Bio coming soon!
Rabbi Menachem Moscovitz
Originally from New York, Rabbi Moscovitz comes to Mesivta of Las Vegas with a broad range of experience and expertise.
Rabbi Moscovitz graduated from the Rabbinical Seminary of America, capping many years of intense study in the areas of Talmudic Theory, Jewish law, and Jewish ethics. He also received a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Administration from Trident University.
Rabbi Moscovitz has served in several educational and administrative capacities. Most recently, he worked with the Las Vegas Kollel, teaching Adult Education classes and engaging individuals in one-on-one study sessions. He was also tasked with creating and implementing various social programs under the auspices of the Kollel. Prior to moving to Las Vegas, Rabbi Moscovitz served as the 5th grade rebbi/Judaics instructor at Yeshiva Derech HaTorah in New York, where he demonstrated his expertise at introducing Talmudic study to his young students. He has also served as Managing Director for the Long Island Torah Network, a New York-based Outreach and Education Center for Adults. His responsibilities there included supervising the day-to-day operations of the institution, ensuring a smooth running and effective organization.
Currently, Rabbi Moscovitz teaches Chumash (Bible) and Talmud at the Mesivta. He enjoys applying the timeless lessons from the lives of our forefathers to our world today. He also enjoys helping the students comprehend the methodology and structure of Talmud and enabling them to begin to study it on their own. Rabbi Moscovitz also serves as Executive Director, where he focuses on community relations and development, helping to ensure a stable, sustainable school.
Rabbi Sholom Richmond
Rabbi Richmond received his Rabbinic ordination from Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim/Rabbinical Seminary of America after 13 years of intensive Torah study. He is also a graduate of teacher training programs conducted by Rabbi Elimelech Gottlieb and Priority One. In October 2010, Rabbi Richmond became a certified mohel upon graduation from the London School of Circumcision.
Prior to moving to Las Vegas Rabbi Richmond was a popular Rebbi in New York, most recently in Yeshiva Zichron Paltiel, and before that in Yeshiva Tiferes Yisroel. Rabbi Richmond also ran a successful Kiruv program for teenage boys in Queens for close to a decade.
Rabbi Richmond is known for his dynamic and engaging personality. He is a caring and beloved Rebbi who makes meaningful and lasting relationships with his students. His intuitive understanding of his students allows him to go beyond the teacher’s role. He consistently manages to earn the trust and respect of his students and the confidence of their parents.
Rabbi Doniel Spector
Bio coming soon!
Rabbi Yehoshua Fromowitz
Rabbi Fromowitz hails from New York and has been living in the Las Vegas Valley with his family for over a decade. He is the beloved founder and spiritual leader of Ahavas Torah Center of Henderson. He is also a Certified Mohel, practicing ritual circumcision in the Las Vegas area and beyond.
Rabbi Fromowitz received ordination from the Rabbinical Seminary of America, having focused heavily on Halacha - practical Jewish law.
Dr. Chris Budo
Biology and Chemistry
Dr. Chris Budo is a longtime Las Vegas resident. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University-Hawaii, majoring in Biology and minoring in both Chemistry and Japanese. He received his M.D. degree from the American University of the Caribbean.
After practicing medicine for 18 years, Dr. Budo chose to pursue his love of teaching, and he comes to the Mesivta with over a decade of teaching experience, having taught High School Biology and Environmental Science, as well as Microbiology and Anatomy on the college level.
Dr. Budo enjoys working with high school students and sharing his love for science and education.
Mr. Alex Cardy
World History, US Government
Mr. Cardy received his Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Maryland and his Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction from UNLV.
An experienced educator, Mr. Cardy taught social studies at Rancho High School here in Las Vegas for 8 years, where he also served as wrestling coach. He is returning to teach there this year after one year in Maryland, where he taught both middle school and college courses. In addition, Mr. Cardy teaches at Beacon Academy of Nevada.
Mr. Cardy believes that when students have a positive relationship with their teacher and see the real-world value of what they are learning, they become active participants in their own learning, and the skills they develop and knowledge they accumulate stay with them. He uses techniques such as inquiry based learning and blended learning models to actively engage the students in the social studies classroom. He finds it very rewarding to give students the support they need to help them realize their potential and overcome their challenges.
Mr. Robert Bencivenga
Mr. Robert Bencivenga received his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Education degrees from University of Nevada-Las Vegas. He also holds a BBA degree from City University of New York’s Baruch College.
A veteran teacher, Mr. Bencivenga comes to the Mesivta with a wealth of experience, having taught at various schools in the Clark County School District for 25 years. He is the recipient of two awards: the Nevada Social Studies Teacher of the Year Award in 1999, and the Nevada High School Teacher of the Year Award in 2000. Mr. Bencivenga has also worked on curriculum development, helping create the Nevada State Standards in Civics.
Mr. Bencivenga believes that students should understand the relevance of the subject matter to their lives. As an educator, he also aims to help his students develop life skills such as respectfulness, timeliness, and responsibility. He enjoys seeing the difference he makes as students gain new insights, become more interested in a subject, and learn about themselves.
Mr. Mitchell Karpp
English Language Arts
Mr. Karpp has close to 20 years of experience teaching a wide variety of subjects. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Jewish history and English literature from Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and his Master of Science degree from Wheelock College in Boston.
Prior to his move to Henderson, Mr. Karpp taught in South Africa, New Mexico, and California. In addition to teaching English Language Arts at the Mesivta, he serves as a Special Education teacher at Pinecrest Academy.
Mr. Karpp believes that the foundation of quality teaching is developing a relationship with the student. He enjoys getting to know his students and helping them to build their self-confidence. He finds nothing in teaching more satisfactory than knowing that something he taught helped a student achieve his goals.