Introduction to Rabbi Mordechai Shifman
Emek Hebrew Academy Teichman Family Torah Center is extremely excited to announce the appointment of our new Head of School. For the last twelve years, Rabbi Mordechai Shifman has distinguished himself as a highly effective leader, serving as the High School Principal and Rav Bet Sefer at the Rabbi Alexander Sender Gross Hebrew Academy in Miami Beach, Florida. Due to his efforts both within the school and out in the community, the Rabbi Alexander Sender Gross Hebrew Academy High School enrollment almost doubled.
Rabbi Shifman studied under the tutelage of the venerable sage Harav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach Zt”l in Jerusalem followed by many years of studying under the direction of Harav Yochanan Zweig Shlit”a at the Talmudic University of Florida, where he received his Semicha Yoreh Yoreh ordination. Rabbi Shifman continues to write Insights into the Weekly Parsha, an online commentary on the Torah Portion which is read by over two thousand people weekly.
Rabbi Shifman is an accomplished Talmid Chacham and is a sought-after lecturer. He has served as the scholar-in-residence on numerous programs all over the world and has inspired thousands of people with his thought-stimulating lectures. Rabbi Shifman has delivered a daily Daf Yomi class for over nineteen years and his capacity to elucidate the most difficult Talmudic passages in a clear and cohesive manner is unparalleled. Rabbi Shifman’s gregarious and dynamic personality makes him the ideal choice to unify and galvanize our diverse community. The combination of a Masters in Business Administration and a Masters in Religious Education ensures that Rabbi Shifman will lead our school with the necessary fiduciary responsibilities, without compromising our expectations for the highest Torah and general studies standards.
On behalf of the entire Emek family, we welcome Rabbi Shifman, his wife Debbie and their entire family to our community and wish them much hatzlacha. May Hashem grant them the wisdom and fortitude to guide us for many years to come.