Leadership and Management
at KT Estates

A community’s attractiveness is a function of many factors but critical to its success are the nature and quality of its leadership and management. At KT Estates, that quality is evident in the devotion and driving spirit of its founder, its Rabbinical leadership, the members of its management team and the consultants on call.

Rabbi Doniel Lander

Rabbi Doniel Lander


For over four decades, Rabbi Doniel Lander Shlit”a has been a trailblazing Rosh Yeshiva, building yeshivas of great repute and transforming communities. Son of the legendary founder and President of Touro College, Dr. Bernard Lander, Z”L, Rabbi Doniel Lander has followed in his father’s footsteps, creating Torah institutions that have profoundly impacted Klal Yisrael.

In 1980, Rabbi Lander established the first Yeshiva Gedola in Kew Gardens Hills – Yeshivas Ohr Hachaim – attracting talmidim who wished to advance their learning in the Brisker derech. A decade later, he founded Mesivta Yesodei Yeshurun which has become renowned for its record of excellence in all facets of chinuch. Currently over 250 talmidim are enrolled in these yeshivas.

Mesivta Yesodei HaTorah and Kollel Sifsei Dov of Naugatuck are the product of Rabbi Lander’s recent efforts. His vision, as he describes it in the video below, is to create a model Torah community, KT Estates, that will join the mesivta and kollel in a symbiotic relationship.


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From Concept to Reality

In the inspiring video below, Rabbi Doniel Lander Shlit”a describes the realization of his father’s dream and vision for KT Estates.

As Rabbi Doniel Lander stated in the video above, KT Estates owes its existence to his father’s dream for a true Torah Community. Click to watch a separate, distinctive tribute to his father, Rabbi Dr. Bernard Lander Z”L, or view it directly from the Tribute page.

Rabbinical Leadership

Rabbi Moshe Makovoz

Rosh Kollel

Rabbi Moshe Makovoz is a Talmid of Yeshivas Ner Yisroel, R’ Zvi Kaplan and Kollel Tiferes Zvi. Prior to assuming his position of Rosh Kollel in Naugatuck, Rabbi Makovoz served as a Rosh Chaburah and Shoel U’Meishiv at Ner Yisroel. Rabbi Makovoz has served as mentor to chassanim and Kollel Avreichim for many years, while receiving shimush from some of the major poskim in the Baltimore community. Kollel Sifsei Dov has flourished under the leadership of Rabbi Makovoz, where he delivers regular chaburos and va’adim to both the Kollel and the Mesivta. Rabbi Makovoz serves as a posek for the kehilla and has devoted himself to providing shiurim and practical guidance for both men and women. Rabbi and Mrs. Makovoz are committed to the future of KT Estates as a vibrant Torah community.

“We are grateful for this unique and historic opportunity to create a special community that is underpinned by a yearning to live a true Torah lifestyle. This is an endeavor rich with potential and we are committed to its growth.”

Rabbi Moshe Makovoz

Rabbi Aryeh Reiss

Rabbi Aryeh Reiss

Menahel of the Mesivta

Rabbi Aryeh Reiss, a native of Los Angeles, California, is a talmid of the Telshe Yeshiva in Chicago, where he studied for eight years and developed a lasting and close bond with the Rosh Yeshiva, Hagaon Harav Avrohom Chaim Levin, ZT”L. Following his years at Telshe, he continued his studies at the famed Yeshivas Brisk in Eretz Yisroel and Beis Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, New Jersey. Rabbi Reiss spent his four kollel years in Eretz Yisroel, learning at Kollel Tiferes Tzvi (Brisker Kollel), and served as night seder Shoel U’Mashiv for bochurim in Beis Medrash L’Torah.

From there, Rabbi Reiss joined the staff of Yeshivas Ohr Hachaim as a Beis Medrash Shoel U’Meishiv, as well as rebbe in Mesivta Yesodei Yeshurun. Currently, Rabbi Reiss is our Menahel and 9th grade rebbe.

“I am very grateful to be a part of this momentous project. I foresee our Mesivta benefiting tremendously from the powerful ruach haTorah created by our high caliber kollel and supported by an authentic Torah Kehilla. Personally, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to build our home on such an aesthetically beautiful and comfortable campus, insulated from many of the negative influences of the popular culture.”

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If you have questions about homes, amenities, tours of the property, housing choices and a myriad of other things, please contact us by phone at (203) 490-4078 or via email at Info@kt-estates.com.