Speakers and Scholars

Rabbi Daniel Mechanic

Rabbi Daniel Mechanic, founder and director of Project Chazon, is a sensational, dynamic and sought after speaker for adults and teens alike. His emotionally powerful and inspiring sessions address the issue of winning our hearts and minds to the truth and beauty of Yiddishkeit. His cutting edge presentations about family life, parenting, chinuch, and contemporary issues have challenged and inspired thousands of people. He has been a guest lecturer at many major conventions and dinners throughout North America and has served as a scholar-in-residence at Shuls and numerous other Pesach programs throughout the country.

Additionally, Rabbi Mechanic is a world-renowned lecturer on topics related to Kiruv Rechokim and is also recognized throughout the Orthodox Jewish world as an authority on the "at-risk" teen phenomenon. After 12 years of study at Yeshiva Kol Torah, Yeshiva Gedolah of Passaic, and Yeshiva Torah Vodaas, Rabbi Mechanic began working for Rabbi Noach Weinberg ZT'L. Trained by Aish HaTorah, he spent the next 15 years working as the Director of Discovery, where he presented hundreds of seminars and inspired thousands of orthodox, unaffiliated and secular Jews.

In 1996, Rabbi Mechanic decided to assist the Yeshivos and Day Schools in reinforcing and strengthening the Yiddishkeit of their students. Through Project Chazon, he began to present comprehensive Hashkafah seminars to students and their teachers throughout the United States, Canada, and England. His fascinating Shiurim are presented in over 400 schools, with the endorsement of leading Gedolim, Roshei Yeshiva, and Principals worldwide. His informative, thought provoking and unique programs have strengthened and inspired over 310,000 students of all ages. Rabbi Mechanic also provides individual counseling and mentoring to hundreds of young men, women and families.

Ordained by Rav Avraham Pam, ZT"L at Yeshiva Torah Vodaath, Rabbi Mechanic resides in Brooklyn with his wife and five children.

Rabbi Pinny

Rabbi Pinny, dynamic spiritual leader of Chabad SW Broward in Florida, is world renowned for his scholarly insights, sagacious humor and unique storytelling. Attendees of his lectures are sure to be left spellbound and entertained.

For the past 22 years, Rabbi Pinny has also served as the host rabbi and lecturer of the hugely successful Rosh Hashana Retreat in Ft. Lauderdale and Sukkos program at Atlantis in the Bahamas.

In addition to lecturing around the globe, the ever popular Rabbi is also responsible for organizing grand events throughout the year for the greater Jewish community of Florida, such as the annual Jewish Heritage Night with the Miami Heat where he lights the Chanukah Menorah court-side during an NBA game in front of the thousands of fans in attendance.

Dr. Roy (Reuven) Weiss

Dr. Roy (Reuven) Weiss is the Chairman of the Department of Medicine and the Kathleen and Stanley Glaser Distinguished Chair in Medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He is also the Rabbi Morris I. Esformes Professor Emeritus at the University of Chicago and Chief of Medicine at Jackson Health System. He is responsible for the research and scholarly activity and clinical enterprise of over 360 full time faculty and 850 voluntary faculty with a budget including $210M in revenue and expenses. Dr. Weiss’ leadership at University of Miami the past 2.5 years as well as the past 29 years in Chicago has been devoted to providing the latest innovations to health care, discovery science and education. As a physician scientist his career has been devoted to diagnosis and treatment of genetic diseases of the thyroid with the discovery of new genes and mechanisms of thyroid hormone action and disease. He lives in Miami Beach with his wife Fay and is a member of Beis Menachem in Miami Beach.

Rabbi Duddi David Farkash

Rabbi Duddi David Farkash will be joining our Pesach program at the Hyatt Regency Orlando. Duddi is a successful Business Man, Scholar and World Renowned Inspirational Speaker. His lectures are filled with positive energy and great humor

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