The KDN Family
Rabbi Shmuel Irons
Rabbi Shmuel Irons was born in Los Angeles, California. He attended the Ner Israel Rabbinical College (Baltimore) and completed his studies at Beth Midrash Gevoha (Lakewood).
In 1974, Rabbi Irons became co-founder and Rosh Hakollel (Dean) of the Kollel Institute of Greater Detroit; the first community Kollel in the United States, and a center of advanced Talmudic learning, outreach, and adult education.
In addition, Rabbi Irons is the chairman of the Board of Education of Yeshiva Beth Yehudah (Sothfield, Michigan) and a member of the Rabbinical Court of the Vaad HaRabbonim of Greater Detroit.
Dovid Nissan Roetter
Founder & Executive Director
Dovid Nissan Roetter founded the King David Network, LLC, in October 2018, to help fulfill his goal of spreading the beautiful themes Judaism teaches using his love for the broadcast world.
His Bachelor of Arts is in Journalism, with a Broadcasting minor, from Oakland University. He graduated with Departmental Honors. Dovid then went on to teach at Central Michigan University for a year, as the Lab Instructor for the School of Broadcasting's Basic Audio Production course.
While at Oakland, Dovid produced and hosted his own radio show, Bike Of Life, for three semesters. The show was featured in the Detroit Jewish News. Dovid was the Production Director at 89.3 WBLD in West Bloomfield for a summer internship.
Shaul Anthony has been a music listener nearly all his life and he began playing the drums around age 14. His first radio show “Afternoon Jazz” debuted in 2000 at a college radio station.
Shaul aims to play music that people will love to hear; but more importantly, will open their minds to new experiences!
Brandon Rosenblatt received his Bachelor in Electrical and Computer Engineering degree at Wayne State University.
While at WSU, Brandon has been a member of the Society of Automotive Engineering.
Brandon's career dream is to "create a startup that creates technology that helps individuals with disabilities have an improved quality of life."
Harley Sherman has over 20 years of experience in personal income tax, home-based budgeting, small business start-up activities, accounting and income tax issues. Harley is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Michigan Association of CPAs. He also obtained a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) designation from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), a Six Sigma Greenbelt from Lawrence Technical University, and is also a Quickbooks ProAdvisor.
Harley is a 1985 graduate of Central Michigan University where he received his Bachelor of Science degree; in 1994, he earned his Masters of Science in Professional Accountancy from Walsh College. Harley is an Adjunct Professor of Accounting and Income Tax at Oakland Community College.
Born and raised in Michigan, Adrienne Beverly recently graduated from Central Michigan University, with a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design in hopes to create a successful career.
Her journey started in 2016 when she switched her major from writing to graphic design. Her love for design began in high school where she used to create book covers for all the novels she wrote.
Her area of interest includes web design, user interface design, and branding. On the side, she continues her love for books and writing and has already self-published two urban fantasy novels.
Original Graphic Team
CMU NVC 2019
Our amazingly talented Graphic Design Team who helped rebrand the network and provide us with a fresh face:
Jeff Humble (not pictured)
They are all graphic design students at Central Michigan University.
DJs & Show Hosts
Rabbi Yehoshua B. Gordon
Chumash With Rashi
Rabbi Yehoshua Binyamin (Josh) Gordon, the beloved Torah scholar, congregational rabbi and educator who taught thousands of students around the globe through the world’s most widely viewed daily Torah classes, passed away today in California after an extended illness. He was 66 years old.
A consummate rabbinic and communal leader, Gordon was the founder and executive director of Chabad of the Valley in Southern California, established in 1973, and spiritual leader of Chabad of Encino. The rabbi oversaw a string of institutions, including 26 Chabad centers, Hebrew schools, adult-education institutes, summer camps and a host of other closely linked communal institutions.
Gordon was an internationally acclaimed teacher of Torah, speaking in a style that was both lucid and highly engaging. Since 2009, his classes have streamed live on Chabad.org’s Jewish.tv, bringing Torah to thousands of eager students all over the globe, including extraordinarily popular daily classes in Maimonides’ Mishneh Torah, Chumash with Rashi’s commentary and Tanya.
Rabbi Shmuel Wise
Rabbi Shmuel Wise is the dedicated maggid shiur for Real Clear Daf. A talmid of the Chofetz Chaim Yeshiva of Rochester for 13 years, Rabbi Wise applied his zeal, diligence, and love of Torah to absorb the wisdom of his venerable rebbe, the Rosh HeYeshiva, Rabbi Menachem Davidowitz shlit”a-one of the great Torah sages of our time. One particular aspect of Rabbi Davidowitz’s greatness that Rabbi Wise has striven to absorb is his uncanny ability to explain a complicated concept in Shas in a lucid and accessible way, without compromising its depth.
Rabbi Wise has had the opportunity to hone his delivery skills in various teaching capacities at all student levels from elementary to Kollel and applies this experience to create the “magic” of Real Clear Daf’s shiurim.
Currently, Rabbi Wise resides in Lakewood, NJ, and is devoted to Real Clear Daf full-time.
Rabbi Mendel Kaplan
Rabbi Mendel Kaplan is the Spiritual Leader and Executive Director of Chabad Flamingo in Thornhill, Ontario, serving one of Canada’s most dynamic Jewish communities. He also serves as Chaplain of the York Regional Police Service.
He is an active member of Toronto’s Vaad HaRabbanim (Council of Orthodox Rabbis), and a voting member of the COR Kashruth Council of Canada’s executive rabbinical board.
Rabbi Kaplan is featured regularly on many local television and radio shows. He is a sought after speaker, with hundreds of lectures on Chabad.org. He and his wife, Faygie, are blessed with eight children. Artistically endowed, the rabbi enjoys drawing, sketching and creating charcoal portraits.
Rabbi Moshe Steiner
Batsheva's Medical Monday
Storytime With Adam Chapman
Erin Ben-Moche & Esther Kustanowitz
The Bagel Report
Esther D. Kustanowitz is a Contributing Writer at the Jewish Journal.
She previously was the Founding Editor at GrokNation.com. She is an experienced freelance writer and consultant specializing in social media, pop culture, grief and Jewish community conversation.
She is frequently sought-after as a source on social media engagement and culture, and is known as a Jewish community social influencer.
Ever since he was young, Ari Goldwag has been motivated to influence and inspire with his music and Torah. His broad talents include singing, composing, and producing some of the latest hits in contemporary Jewish music. These gifts are present in every album, video, and Torah lesson that Ari shares with his community and fans.
Ari first entered the Jewish music world at a young age and his singing career took off when he joined Miami Boys Choir, achieving fame for his dazzling solos. He starred in five albums and three videos before his departure from the group at age 14.
People We Know & Stories We Don't
Dovid Nissan Roetter founded the King David Network, LLC, in October 2018, to help fulfill his goal of spreading the beautiful themes Judaism teaches using his love for the broadcast world.His Bachelor of Arts is in Journalism, with a Broadcasting minor, from Oakland University. He graduated with Departmental Honors. Dovid then went on to teach at Central Michigan University for a year, as the Lab Instructor for the School of Broadcasting's Basic Audio Production course.While at Oakland, Dovid produced and hosted his own radio show, Bike Of Life, for three semesters. The show was featured in the Detroit Jewish News. Dovid was the Production Director at 89.3 WBLD in West Bloomfield for a summer internship.
Morah Nechama Dina
Children's Sefer Hamitzvot
KDN Advisory Board
Paul Levy has owned several businesses over the past 50 years, starting them from the ground up.
He is an Eagle Scout and occasionally a member of an Eagle Scout Review Board whose function is to screen and approve Eagle Scout applicants. He earned a B.A. degree in Psychology from UCLA and an MBA degree from USC. Mr. Levy has also invested in a wide variety of businesses located in more than a dozen cities in the USA.
At the pinnacle of his growth he employed approximately 500 personnel which included legal, accounting, investor services and property management professionals. His entrepreneurial experience and knowledge provide the essentials components for startup and expanding businesses.
Gloria Obeso is the successful business owner of Premier Asset Management, Inc. of over 20 years whose partnerships holds assets in Incline Village, NV, El Paso, TX, Austin, TX and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico and headquartered in Lake Tahoe, NV.
She is very involved in its management and operations including monitoring legal and other professionals, vendors and financial advisors. She is a Business Administration graduate from Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village, NV.
Robert Dahl is a Chief Financial Officer and Financial Advisor for almost 40 years. He has helped startup and established businesses thrive by increasing their Net Operating Income and accurate financial forecasting.
He has been instrumental in assisting companies and Limited Partnerships raise startup capital, including facilitating the initial investments for King David Network.