The KDN Family

KDN Directors

Rabbi Shmuel Irons

 

Station Rabbi

    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.

    Chani Rosenberg

    Office Administrator

      Natasha Meinecke

      Marketing Director

        Steve Mavashev

        News Director

          Shaul Anthony

           

          Music Director

            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

            System Administator

              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."

              Jake Malkovich

              Production Director

                KDN Staff

                Harley Sherman

                CPA

                  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.

                  Adrienne Beverly

                  Graphic Designer

                    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. 

                    Bayla Kriegsman

                    KDN Intern

                      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)

                        Eleanor Rosenberg

                        Merissa Cole​

                        Adrienne Beverly​

                         

                        They are all graphic design students at Central Michigan University.

                        DJs & Show Hosts

                        Rabbi Yehoshua B. Gordon

                        Chumash With Rashi

                        Maimonides

                          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 TorahChumash with Rashi’s commentary and Tanya.

                          Rabbi Manis Friedman

                          Tanya

                            Rabbi Manis Friedman is a world-renowned author, lecturer and philosopher; and co-founder of Bais Chana Institute of Jewish Studies.

                            He also served as simultaneous translator for the live televised talks by the Lubavitcher Rebbe.

                            Rabbi Shmuel Wise

                            Daf Yomi

                            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

                            Sefer Hamitzvot

                              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

                              Hayom Yom

                                Olivia Dietzel

                                 

                                Psalms

                                  Batsheva Kraz

                                  Batsheva's Medical Monday

                                    Adam Chapman

                                    Storytime With Adam Chapman

                                      Erin Ben-Moche & Esther Kustanowitz

                                       

                                      The Bagel Report

                                      Erin is the Digital Content Manager at the Jewish Journal.

                                       

                                      She writes about Jewish art and culture.

                                      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.

                                      Ari Goldwag

                                       

                                      Parsha Podcast

                                        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.

                                        Dovid Roetter

                                        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

                                              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.

                                              Robert Dahl

                                                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.

                                                Maggie Mays

                                                &

                                                Miriam Roetter

                                                Honorary Board Members