Rabbi Yaakov Glasser is the David Mitzner Dean of the Center for the Jewish Future and University Life at Yeshiva University. Rabbi Glasser also serves as the Rav of the Young Israel of Passaic-Clifton. Under his leadership, the congregation has grown dramatically, and prides itself on the ideological and demographic diversity of its membership. Rabbi Glasser comes to Yeshiva with a rich background in Jewish communal and organizational life, and held positions such as the Regional Director of New Jersey NCSY and the NCSY International Director of Education. In these capacities, Rabbi Glasser worked extensively with communities and schools across North America to create programs and implement educational curricula that inspire Jewish teens from across the spectrum of affiliation. A highly sought-after speaker, Rabbi Glasser is renowned for combining humor, scholarship and an upbeat message into his teaching. Rabbi Glasser lives with his wife, Dr. Ruth Glasser, and four children in Passaic, NJ.