Rabbi Shmuel Irons was born in Los Angeles, California. He attended the Ner Israel
Rabbinical College (Baltimore) and completed his studies at Beth Medrash Govoha
(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 Yehuda, Southfield,
Michigan and a member of the Rabbinical Court of the Vaad HaRabbonim of Greater Detroit.
In his years of lecturing nationwide to audiences of Rabbis, scholars, attorneys,
physicians, college students and professors, Rabbi Irons has spoken on topics as diverse
as Life After Death, Torah and Science, Halacha and Medicine, Abortion, Assisted Suicide,
Triage, and Jewish History, as well as traditional Talmudic themes. Recently, Rabbi Irons
has spent much time researching and developing a unique approach in teaching Jewish
history, using original Biblical, Talmudic and Midrashic sources as well as the works of
Josephus and other contemporaneous sources. Originally delivered as a popular lecture series,
Rabbi Irons has now made these lectures available through the Jewish Heritage Foundation.
The Jewish Heritage Foundation is a 501 (c)3 not-for-profit organization,
dedicated to making the vast wealth of Jewish history and scholarship accessible to the entire Jewish
community. All donations to the Jewish Heritage Foundation are tax deductible. For information on how you can
endow a lecture in the memory of a loved one please email or call.