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About Our Rabbi 

 Rabbi Shmuel Hain is a pulpit rabbi, an educator and a scholar. He was appointed Rabbi of Young Israel Ohab Zedek of North Riverdale/Yonkers in 2006. Under his leadership, YIOZ has been transformed into a vibrant community synagogue. As Rosh Beit Midrash at SAR High School, he directs the graduate Beit Midrash Fellowship, teaches advanced Judaic Studies classes, and oversees after-school and Alumni learning programs. He is also Director of Machon Siach at SAR High School, a research institute for high school educators.

He has co-authored and edited several volumes of Torah and academic scholarship, including a volume in The Orthodox Forum series entitled The Next Generation of Modern Orthodoxy (Ktav: 2012).

Rabbi Hain previously served as Rosh Beit Midrash of the Graduate Program for Women in Biblical and Talmudic Interpretation at Yeshiva University from 2005-2011, where he taught Talmud and oversaw the placement of over 30 graduates in Jewish communal work. Rabbi Hain also previously served as Assistant Rabbi at The Jewish Center of Manhattan and as Rabbinic Assistant at the Young Israel of Woodmere. He graduated with honors from Yeshiva College with a BA in Psychology and studied Medieval Jewish History and Talmud at YU's Bernard Revel Graduate School. Rabbi Hain was also an inaugural fellow of the Bella and Harry Wexner Kollel Elyon at RIETS, where he was ordained in 2000 and where he taught advanced Talmud classes to semikha students and undergraduates from 1999-2012.

Rabbi Hain and Shari, Senior Physician Assistant of the Ear Nose and Throat Department at Mt. Sinai West Hospital, along with their five children, Eitan, Akiva, Judah, Nate, and Rayli, cultivate a warm, communal feel at YIOZ by opening up their home to all members of the community.

Fri, July 23 2021 14 Av 5781