Ever since founding Yeshiva Derech Chaim along with HaRav Mordechai Rennert זצ״ל, his brother in law and fellow talmid of HaRav Scheinberg זצ״ל, Rav Yisroel has been a dynamic force behind the Yeshiva. An esteemed talmid chacham, Rav Yisroel’s determination to help any yid, knew no bounds. Rav Yisroel lived and breathed Torah and chessed. Rav Plutchok delivered several incisive shiurim a day for decades, and up until his petirah delivered a daily Gemara and Halacha shiur. Still, Rav Yisroel always has the desire to help any yid, let alone a talmid, in any matter, to the greatest extent possible.