Rabbi Jacob J Hecht O.B.M.
The legendary head of the National
Committee for the Furtherance of Jewish Education, amongst
the innumerable projects he headed, helping Jews of
all persuasions, was his role in Hadar Hatorah, the world's
first Yeshiva for people rediscovering their Jewish
Together with its' beloved founder, Rabbi Yisroel Jacobson O.B.M.,
JJ played a pivotal role in the Yeshiva which was renamed
Yeshivas Kol Yaakov Yehudah - Hadar Hatorah in recognition
of his efforts and devotion to the Yeshiva and its
Rabbi Yaakov Goldberg
Handpicked by the
Lubavitcher Rebbe to lead Hadar Hatorah, Rabbi Goldberg
continues a family tradition of Torah learning and
involvement in the Jewish Community, bringing a lifetime's
experience to Hadar Hatorah.
Rabbi Yosef Boruch Wircberg
Provider of personal spiritual advice and guidance to students.
alumnus of Hadar Hatorah and having studied for many years
in Chabad Yeshivas, he teaches several classes a day. He organizes regular farbrengens, Chasidic
gatherings to inspire and foster a warm atmosphere between
all members of the Yeshiva.
Rabbi Yaakov Osdoba
Grew up in Crown Heights and after
many years studying in Yeshiva, returned to Crown Heights
again to teach in Hadar Hatorah.
teaches classes in the mornings, and is on hand in the
afternoons to advise students and supervise the afternoon
Rabbi Shea Hecht
Renowned cultbuster and community
social activist, Shea joins the Yeshiva for the Summer Program in the Catskill
a very popular class on the Jewish approach to Love and
Rabbi Yitzchok Tsap
Two of the most popular classes in the yeshiva are given by Rabbi Tsap, who also acts as mentor and friend for new students.
He oversees the day-to-day administration of the Yeshiva, recruits new students and provides the administrative and
financial support needed to keep the Yeshiva running
the YeshivaCation programs and is always on hand to provide
a friendly face to the students and staff of Hadar Hatorah.
Rabbi Levi Garelik
His lectures and
classes for the YeshivaCation program have proved enormously
popular in the past. He lectures on Kashrut, Moshiach
and Redemption and other relevant issues.
Harav Avrohom Osdoba shlita
A member of the
Crown Heights Beth Din, or Rabbinical Court.
regularly at Hadar Hatorah, teaching advanced level Gemorah
and Shulchan Aruch classes, which have been running for
Rav Osdoba also
gives a series of lectures annually at Pesach.