Rabbi Dr.  Kenneth Brander

Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander

President/Rosh HaYeshiva


Ohr Torah Stone

Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander is President and Rosh HaYeshiva of the Ohr Torah Stone (OTS) network of 30 educational institutions, leadership development programs, advocacy, outreach and social action initiatives.

OTS is dedicated to making Judaism relevant, accessible, and welcoming to Jews worldwide; to bringing together Israelis of all ages and backgrounds against the backdrop of our shared Jewish heritage; and to strengthening Jewish community, continuity and unity – especially crucial in the current climate. Along these lines, Rabbi Brander's popular online video series, "If these Stones Could Speak", uncovers hidden messages from the ancient sites of Israel with an eye toward building a better, more just and unified Jewish future. Prior to making aliya in 2018, Rabbi Brander was Vice President for University and Community Life at Yeshiva University, having previously served as senior rabbi of the Boca Raton Synagogue from 1991 to 2005, overseeing its explosive growth from 60 families to more than 600 families.