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Your Jewish Home in South Bend

About MTC

The Midwest Torah Center is a warm and welcoming center for Jewish life in the heart of South Bend. Founded in 2007, MTC has hosted hundreds of Jews from all over the Michiana region for services, classes, celebrations, trips and events. MTC promotes a lifetime of Jewish growth and exploration, regardless of background or affiliation. Please reach out and connect to learn more about our programs and let us know how we can welcome you to our MTC community.

Meet the Team



Rabbi Kuppel Lindow - President

Rabbi Lindow was a founding member of MTC in 2006 and served as it's Executive Director for its first twelve years. Even though Rabbi Lindow stepped down from that position, it gave him the ability to then become MTC's president and to help it evolve to achieve even more grandiose goals.

Rabbi Elie Ginsparg joined MTC as acting Rabbi in September 2022. He was installed as the full time Rabbi in July 2023. Rabbi Ginsparg moved to South Bend in 2016 and continues to teach Halacha in the local  Bais Yaakov. Prior to moving to South Bend, Rabbi Ginsparg taught high school and worked in Jewish outreach in Chicago. Rabbi Ginsparg has a Masters in Education from Loyola University Chicago. He also completed the Dirshu Kinyan Halacha program and received Semicha from Rabbi Shlomo Morgenstern while learning in Kollel for 13 years at Bais HaMedrash L’Torah in Chicago. Rabbi Ginsparg has authored 6 sefarim on Halacha and Talmud and has written several other articles published in various Torah Journals. He and his wife Sari have been married for 27 years, have a married son, and 6 other children. Rabbi Ginsparg can be reached at


Stacey Rubin - Secretary

Stacey has been a member of the South Bend and Midwest Torah Center community since 2012. She and her husband David and two boys live right up the block from the MTC. She has been spotted biking at the Torah Center with her kids, and has even been seen pulling a sled through the snow to the Torah Center. Stacey teaches both Language Arts and Math at the local Jewish Day School. 


Rabbi Stephen Sokolow - Board Member

Rabbi Sokolow and his family have been a part of the MTC family since arriving from Israel in South Bend in 2015. He helped start the daily minyanim at MTC and spearheaded many of the fundraising activities. Stephen works full-time as a turnaround specialist Nursing Home Administrator and is licensed in Indiana and Michigan. Stephen is married to Mimi and they have four kids. 

Davening Times

Davening & Programming Times



Sunday: 9:00am

Monday through Friday: 8:45am

Shabbos Morning: 7:30am & 9:15am





20 Minutes before Sunset/Sunset



20 Minutes before Plag/Plag


Daf Yomi:

Shabbos: See Flyer

Sunday: 8:30am

Monday through Friday: 8:15am


Learning at MTC

Ta’amei HaMitzvos: Insights Into Reasons for the Commandments.
Given by: Rabbi Ronie Cowen, For Men and Women, 7:50-8:25pm

Chumash: Delve Into Selected Topics in Chumash
Given by: Rabbi Elie Ginsparg, For Men and Women, 8:25-9:00pm

Parsha: Insights Into the Weekly Parsha
Given by: Rabbi Dovid Margulies, For Women, 7:40-8:10pm
Chavrusa Learning: 7:50-8:45

Chavrusa Learning: 7:50-8:45 (See Below)

Hilchos Shabbos, Given by: Rabbi Elie Ginsparg,
For Men and Women, 7:50-8:30pm

Father-Son Mishmar, Grades 1-8, 6:45-7:15pm

Parsha for the Kids: Rabbi Michoel Shudnow - 9:45am
Nosh and Learn, For Men and Boys, 5:30pm

Kollel Zakeinim

Come join our elite and distinguished lomdim for a structured seder

8:00am - 11:30am

Monday through Friday

Community Night Seder

7:50pm - 8:45pm

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday

Learn with a chavrusa or join one of the exciting Chaburos. Join all three nights, or even one night a week. Come for the Torah, stay for the food and drinks. 


Chaburos will include: 

Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Gansberg - Tanya (Tuesday night)

Rabbi Akiva Gutnicki - Rav Tzadok on the Parsha (Thursday Night)

Rabbi Kuppel Lindow -Jewish Thought (Tuesday Night)


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