About Us/Staff

Kol Hamevaser is the monthly Jewish thought magazine of the Yeshiva University student body. Our primary contributors are undergraduates, although we include input from RIETS Roshei Yeshivah, YU Professors, and outside scholars. In addition to our print magazine, we sponsor special events that include speakers, discussion groups, conferences, and shabbatonim.

Kol Hamevaser was established in 2007-2008 by Mattan Erder, Gilah Kletenik, and David Lasher. It hearkens back to Hamevaser, a newspaper established in the 1960s by the Student Organization of Yeshiva (SOY) to compete with The Commentator. It later became a Jewish thought magazine, publishing its issues about twice a year until it was discontinued in 2002.

Today, Kol Hamevaser is dedicated to sparking discussion of Jewish issues on the Yeshiva University campus and beyond. The magazine hopes to facilitate the religious and intellectual growth of its readership. It provides opportunities for young scholars to grow in their intellectual pursuits and mature into confident Jewish leaders.

Meet Our Staff


Mindy Schwartz
  Yaakov Schiff

Associate Editors

Tzvi Benoff
Reuven Herzog
Judy Leserman
Avraham Wein Avraham Wein was born and raised in Queens, New York. After attending MTA for High School he spent two years studying in Yeshivat Har Etzion and is now the madrich for Har Etzion alumni in Yeshiva University. Avraham is currently in his third year at YU and is studying Tractate Kiddushin and majoring in psychology and Rabbi Carmy. In addition to serving as an associate editor for KHM, Avraham is the Editorial Assistant for Tradition: A Journal of Orthodox Jewish Thought. During the summer Avraham can be found running the camp Kaylie Masmidim program or attending statistics conferences.

Copy Editors

Michal Auerbach
Michal Schechter
Yakov Ellenbogen

Layout Editor

Liora Adler

Event Coordinators

Reuven Herzog
PerlowElana Elana Perlow Hailing from Northbrook, Illinois, a village on the outskirts of Chicago, Elana is thrilled to be the first events coordinator on Kol Hamevaser, a position she looks forward to designing as she goes along. After a splendid journey through the yellow brick walls of Ida Crown Jewish Academy, Elana continued her studies at MMY and is currently a Junior majoring in Biology at Stern. When not learning in the Beit Midrash, hiking through the forests of Sugar Grove, Pennsylvania, or volunteering in public schools, Elana can be found quietly sitting in empty classrooms just thinking. Her interests include Ancient Near Eastern studies, folk rock, and peanut butter and banana sandwiches.


Mordy Dubin