RABBI CHAIM SAMPSON
DirectorRabbi Sampson is the founding director of Project Inspire. He was formerly the educational director of Aish UK for 7 years as well as the executive learning director at the Aish Center on the Upper West Side of New York. He has authored much of the educational curriculum for Project Inspire, enabling thousands of people to more actively share the beauty, warmth and meaning of Judaism with their fellow Jew. Rabbi Sampson grew up in North London and still speaks with the Queens English. He learned and taught at Aish HaTorah in the Old City of Jerusalem for 10 years, and was blessed to be a close talmid of Rav Noach Weinberg zt”l, the founder of Aish HaTorah, for 26 year s. He also studied under the tutelage of Rav Yaakov Weinberg zt”l in Yeshivas Ner Yisroel, Baltimore. Rav Chaim resides in Passaic, New Jersey, with his wife Yocheved and son Shmuel.
RABBI YOSSIE FRIEDMAN
Yossie joined the Project Inspire Team in 2008. With his organizational skills and dynamic team-building abilities, Yossie manages the staff and day-to-day operations of Project Inspire. He has been instrumental in developing the numerous creative programs of Project Inspire, including the Tisha B’Av Films and the Project Inspire Annual convention. A student and Alumnus of Yeshiva Yadgdil Torah, RJJ Edison NJ and Lakewood's BMG, Yossie lives with his family in Yerushalyim.
RABBI YAAKOV GINIGER
Director of Programming
Bringing his years of experience in Kiruv with Aish New York and campus, Yaakov hits the ball out of the park every time with his innovative and inspirational programming. Since joining the Project Inspire Team in 2012, Yaakov has developed countless programming initiatives. Yaakov’s antennas are always up to give less affiliated Jews phenomenal Jewish experiences and he has transformed the level of programming at Project Inspire.
RABBI SIMCHA BARNETT
Senior Lecturer and Educator
Over the last 20 years, Rabbi Barnett has established Aish branches in Philadelphia and Livingston, NJ, and lectured for the Discovery Seminar. He uses this expertise to run educational programming for high level partners of Project Inspire in communities around the tri-state area. Additionally, he trains Project Inspire volunteers to teach the Home Kiruv Training Seminar and facilitates the development of community leadership Vaadim.
RABBI MORDECHAI TROPP
Director of Development
RABBI DOVID RABINOWITZ
Dovid has been developing Project Inspire’s growth in scope and programming since 2010. Initiating programs such as "The Series of Inspiration" and "Play to Inspire". Dovid runs year round campaigns and events while maintaining a connection with many of those who's lives have changed through their involvement with Project Inspire. Dovid is originally from Toronto and learned in Ner Yisroel Toronto before going on to Yeshivas Dvar Torah and Oholei Yaakov in Eretz Yisroel. Dovid now lives together with his family in Passaic, New Jersey.
RABBI YAAKOV SALOMON
Noted Psychotherapist, author and Discovery Seminar lecturer
Rabbi Salomon is a senior lecturers and educator on the Project Inspire Staff. His experience, lectures, film-making abilities, advice, as well as his life long dedication to Ahavas Yisroel & Kiruv Rechokim has been a huge part in Project Inspire's success in awakening the need to unite the Jewish people.
JInspire Liason and Program Coordinator
Part of the team since 2011, Esti is the Liaison and Program Coordinator for the Jinspire Division of Project Inspire. Working with the numerous JInspire volunteers and participants, Esti coordinates the dynamic programming and highly subsidized trips to Israel. Esti lives with her husband Reuven and kids in Chestnut Ridge NY.
Rabbi Leib Irons
Rabbi Yoni Zakutinsky
Learning Partners Relationship Manager
Tova is the Finance Manager of Project Inspire. She holds a Masters in Accounting from Fairleigh Dickinson University and lives with her husband and children in Lakewood, NJ.
JInspire Trip Organizer
As JInspire Trip Organizer, Aliza works closely with the JInspire Division of Project Inspire. Aliza coordinates with the numerous Jinspire volunteers and participants, helping bring over a thousand women on highly subsidized trips to Israel.
Director of Communications