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Rabbi Yehuda Balsam To Become Rosh Beis Medrash at MTA

MTA is excited to announce the hiring of alumnus, Rabbi Yehuda Balsam (‘94), as rebbe and rosh beis medrash of the yeshiva, beginning September 2024.

Rabbi Balsam has served as a senior maggid shiur and rebbe par excellance at DRS Yeshiva High School for over 20 years. During the summers he serves as a member of the rabbinical staff in Morasha Kollel.

An inspiring and relatable talmid chacham, Rabbi Balsam is also a mechaber sefarim and a dynamic mechanech, who is now poised to become one of the many faces of talmud Torah at YUHSB.

Rabbi Aryeh Lebowitz, one of the roshei yeshiva at YU and director of semicha at RIETS described Rabbi Balsam as a “first-rate talmid chacham, whose wisdom is only surpassed by his humility. He has an extraordinary ability to connect to talmidim of all levels and ages and to elevate their learning. As a close friend and former colleague of his, I have no doubt that Rabbi Balsam will seamlessly integrate into MTA’s already excellent team of talented rebbeim.”

In his new role at MTA, Rabbi Balsam will deliver daily shiurim in Gemara b’iyun, Gemara bekiyus and Tanach, and have an opportunity to mold the talmud Torah that takes place in the beis medrash throughout the day. MTA Principal Rabbi Konigsberg said, “it is rare to find the perfect blend of being such a relatable rebbe who is extremely knowledgeable and personable. With Rabbi Wiener making aliyah this summer, MTA has large shoes to fill. The yeshiva is fortunate to have Rabbi Balsam step in to fill the void.”

MTA is very excited for Rabbi Balsam, with his clarity, breadth of knowledge and creativity, to impart his love for limud haTorah onto their talmidim and place his unique stamp on all of the extra curricular Torah programming that takes place in the yeshiva. Everyone at MTA feels fortunate that Rabbi Balsam will be joining us full time at MTA and they look forward to his tenure as rosh beis medrash.

Rabbi Balsam lives in North Woodmere, with his wife Chavie and their four children.

 

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