Rav Yaakov, originally from Boston, Massachusetts, has Semikha from RIETS, a Master’s Degree in Jewish Education and Administration from Azrieli, as well as a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from Creighton University. Rav Yaakov served as an Educator, Pastoral Services Coordinator, and Mashgiach Ruchani in Omaha, Nebraska. In those positions, he developed and promoted educational and social programs for youth and adults, implemented curricula for supplemental Jewish learning, and oversaw a wide range of services in the Jewish community from kashrut to conversions to pastoral care. Known for his sincere and compassionate nature, Rav Yaakov is passionate about Jewish education and experiences. Rav Yaakov believes that it is vital for children to enjoy their learning, and make connections to the material, their peers and their teachers. Rav Yaakov is excited to bring his experiences in summer camps and youth groups to Moshava Ba’Ir as he weaves Bishul, Afiya, and Talmud Torah into an exciting immersive hands on learning experience.