Meet the Staff

Rabbi Ariel Wilchfort

Rabbi Wilchfort made Aliya from Englewood New Jersey at the age of seven. He worked as a high school Rabbi in Israel for eight years, and prior to this was a military Rabbi.  He also spent three years working in a OU youth at risk club in Jerusalem working for Rabbi Avi Berman. Semicha was received from the Chief Rabbanut of Israel. Rabbi Wilchfort is a professional musician.

Rabbi Wilchfort not only loves Hashem and Torah but also loves making people happy!  He looks forward to sharing this joy with you all as he shares his mother tongue Hebrew with you.


Rabbi Samuel Ross Director/Consultant

Rabbi Samuel Ross came to Vancouver after 4 years as founding director of the successful NCSY and JSU branch in Calgary, and has been Director of Vancouver NCSY and Torah High for the past 5 years, as well as being responsible for various programming throughout Western Canada. In that time NCSY and Torah High Vancouver has seen tremendous growth with new programs implemented, and record attendance for many events, with over 250 kids reached annually, many spending time in Israel on NCSY summer programs and gap year options. With 18 months spent working with teens in Berlin, Germany, Rabbi Ross has been working with Jewish teens for over a decade now. Rabbi Ross’s work has seen him honored with “Best of the Best” by National NCSY.