Rabbi Yaacov Haber
Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivat
Orchos Chaim, Jerusalem
Rabbi Yaacov Haber is the founder and motivational force
behind the OU's Pardes Program. Rabbi Haber was ordained in
Jerusalem by Rabbi Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg of Yeshivah Torah Ore and by Chacham Avrohom
Ochana of Yeshivah Ahavat Shalom.
After his ordination in Israel, Rabbi Haber returned to his hometown of Buffalo New York
in 1979 with his family to found the Torah Center of Buffalo. During his ten years in
Buffalo he served as spiritual leader, first of the Amherst Synagogue and later at the Saranac Synagogue.
From there it was on to Melbourne, Australia where the Rabbi founded the Australian
Institute of Torah, an adult education program that ran in almost every synagogue in
Australia and was attended by thousands of men and women.
Rabbi Haber was the Rav of Bais Torah Congregation in Monsey, where he
succeeded Rabbi Berel Wein in leading one of Monsey's most dynamic communities.
Currently, Rabbi Haber serves as Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivat Orchos Chaim,
Jerusalem, and President of TorahLab. Rabbi Haber can be reached at
The author of "Reachings - Talks on Torah" and "Critical Issues for Jews of
Today," hundreds of his Shiurim are in circulation around the world
www.Torahlab.org, in print and on
A sought after lecturer and speaker, Rabbi Haber has been instrumental in forming numerous
learning programs throughout the USA, Canada and Australia. His easy listening approach to
teaching Judaism to men and women of all walks of life has been widely acclaimed.
It was Rabbi Haber who initiated the OU's Cyber Home of Torah Project.
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