MCJL Leadership


Rabbi Reuven Brand, Dean
Rabbi Brand is the is the founding Rosh Kollel of the Yeshiva University Torah Mitzion Kollel of Chicago and holds the Bobins Family Chair in Community Jewish Scholarship. Rabbi Brand was a member of the Wexner Kollel Elyon at Yeshiva University, where he received his ordination. Rabbi Brand has served as Rabbinic Assistant at Congregation Shomrei Torah in Fair Lawn, New Jersey. He holds a Master’s degree in Jewish Education from the Azrieli Graduate School of Education and Administration and a B.A. in history from Yeshiva College.  He and his wife, Nechama, and their five children live in Skokie.

Rabbi Etan Ehrenfeld, Director
Rabbi Ehrenfeld grew up in Teaneck, NJ and earned a B.A., M.A. and Semicha (Rabbinic Ordination) from Yeshiva University in New York. In addition to his work with MCJL, Rabbi Ehrenfeld teaches at Ida Crown Jewish Academy and Fasman Yeshiva High School, both located in Skokie, IL. He was awarded Teacher of the Year by Ida Crown in 2016. Rabbi Ehrenfeld spent three years serving as the Assistant Rabbi at Kehilat Chovevei Tzion in Skokie. Rabbi Ehrenfeld lives with his wife, Tamar and their two children in Skokie.