Igniting Jewish Pride
Meet Rav Noach Weinberg, zt”l

Our Story

It all began with one man and a vision

When 15 year-old Noach Weinberg’s father tragically passed away in 1945, his family was thrown into financial straits. Determined to help, young Noach dedicated his summers to peddling dry goods. As he travelled the country, he met many Jews who were proud to be Jewish but had little understanding of their faith.
Realizing that these parents would be unable to meaningfully pass on their Jewish heritage to their children, Rav Noach dedicated himself to revitalizing the Jewish world through timeless Torah wisdom.

then one small apartment in Jerusalem’s Old City

Rav Noach zt”l recruited five backpackers and founded Aish HaTorah opposite the Western Wall in 1974. With his beaming smile, sharp wit and abundant love, Jews looked to Rav Noach, discovering profound depth, beauty, and significance through a personal relationship with the Almighty. Before long, these newly inspired Jews were out in the world igniting other souls with the passion for Jewish life.

now hundreds of programs

Rav Noach’s legacy lives on through the Aish campus in Jerusalem’s Old City, 35 branches worldwide, hundreds of missions to Israel, and vast online learning opportunities. Today, Rav Noach’s call to action is more urgent than ever.

Aish HaTorah’s mission is to ignite Jewish passion and empower every Jew to embrace their heritage, thereby ensuring the vibrant continuity of the Jewish People.

Aish Hatorah strives to show all Jews, regardless of background, that Judaism is meaningful. Our Jewish pride is based on a deep intellectual understanding of the Almighty’s continuous love, the Divine origin and purpose of the world, the appreciation of Torah as the ultimate source of timeless wisdom, and experiencing first hand (because living is believing) the joy, beauty and genuine sense of fulfillment in modern life with Jewish ideals. We strongly focus on innovation and leadership development to constantly be at the cutting edge of the changing landscape, doing whatever it takes to make Judaism come alive, sparking passion through intellectual and experiential learning.
At Aish, we do not base Jewish values on defensiveness, nor on guilt. We believe in going much deeper, down to the core and revealing the innate beauty of our glorious heritage and highlighting the depth of timeless Torah to inspire and make a long lasting impact.

Why I Love Aish

Our Core Values

Judaism is a Relationship with the Almighty

Connect to G-d, the Jewish people, and the land of Israel. Ignite passion for the beauty, significance and truth of Judaism.

The Torah is our Guide

Torah is the instruction manual for living the most meaningful life. The more you connect to the Almighty and the Torah, the more you will benefit.

Live Mindfully

Every step counts. Take pride in your growth. Never stop growing.

Take Responsibility for Family

Welcome, embrace, and actively care for every Jew. Strive to feel what others feel– their pain is your pain, their joy is your joy.




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