Stanley Bronstein Interviews Rabbi Areyah Kaltmann


Rabbi Kaltmann received his rabbinical ordination in Brooklyn. In 1990, his first post was as a traveling lecturer in Moscow, Kiev, Lvov, Prague and Warsaw. In 1991 he served as program director for Ohio State University campus activities at the Schottenstein Chabad House, an educational organization serving the Columbus community. He has been a guest lecturer at the Ohio State University. He provided crisis counseling and drug intervention counseling for students. Under his direction, students took leadership positions at the Chabad House and organizations in planning educational social and cultural programs for OSU.

In 1999, he established the Friendship Circle in Columbus. It is a volunteer network of teenagers and college students working with children who have special needs. One of Rabbi Kaltmann’s greatest joys is the creation and success of LifeTown. Established in 2008 by Rabbi and Mrs. Kaltmann, LifeTown is an interactive “village” where students with special needs can learn the important life skills needed for future integration in society. LifeTown supports approximately 2,000 students from 65 Columbus City schools annually with the help of over 250 volunteers and sponsoring businesses. It is housed in the new Lori Schottenstein Chabad Center in New Albany, Ohio.


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