Rabbi Yitzchok Feldheim grew up in Washington Heights, and is a graduate of the Yeshivos of Long Beach, Mir and Lakewood.
In 1991 Rabbi Feldheim traveled to Vilna Lithuania to open the first Yeshiva there since before the War. He was the Rabbi of Yardley Pa for 15 years during which time he built a community, founded the Bucks County Community Kollel and the Bucks County Yeshiva High School. While in Yardley he became involved in college outreach, establishing programs in Rutgers University and Penn State. Over the last 15 years, with Gateways, as National Lecturer for Aish Hatorah, Project Inspire and for his own organization, Rabbi Feldheim has lectured for communities and campuses across the U.S. and around the world. He has spoken for students of almost every campus with a significant Jewish presence from Austin and Berkeley to Wharton and Yale. Internationally, he has lectured in India, South Africa, Central and South America and throughout Europe.
An expert in Jewish though and Philosophy, Rabbi Feldheim possesses a rare voice that is rooted in the yeshiva world but at the same time consistently inspires students in even the most secular and liberal institutions. With a specialty in controversial topics and in defending Torah in public debates. His classes leave listeners with a feeling of excitement at the depth of Torah and a feeling of calm in how everything fits together in perfect harmony.