Rabbi Shaya Mintz attended Ner Israel Rabbinical College for six years. Following his marriage to Mindi Greenwald, they settled in Israel while Shaya pursued his studies at the Mir in Jerusalem for five years. During his last two years in Israel, Shaya joined the Community Leadership Seminars program at Ner Le’elef . In 2006, Shaya moved with his family to join the St. Louis Kollel as a full-time staff member. With the expansion of the Kollel’s outreach and programming, Shaya was promoted to the Administration of the Kollel as Director of Programming in 2010. Most recently, Shaya has assumed the position of Director, responsible for fundraising, community outreach and programming activities. “Being a part of the Kollel for 11 wonderful years”, notes Rabbi Mintz, “and seeing firsthand the impact that we have had on individuals and on our community as a whole, I feel uniquely positioned to share the Kollel story, to inspire more people to join us and to grow our donor base.”