• Sephardic Studies

  • Faculty and Administration

    Rabbi Dr. Herbert C. Dobrinsky, Vice President for University Affairs, Co-Founder of Sephardic Studies Programs and Consultant to Jacob E. Safra Institute of Sephardic Studies and all other Sephardic Divisions


    Rabbi Dr. Elie Abadie, Director of the Jacob E. Safra Institute Academic Programs, Faculty Member at Stern College for Women (teaches Halakha)


    Rabbi Moshe Tessone, Director of Sephardic Community Program, Faculty Isaac Breuer College of Hebraic Studies (teaches Halakha) and Faculty at the Philip and Sarah Belz School of Jewish Music (teaches Sephardic Liturgical Music and Cantillation)


    Rashei Yeshiva

    Rabbi Eliyahu Ben Haim, Sephardic Rosh Yeshiva Chairholder, Maxwell R. Maybaum Chair in Talmud and Sephardic Halakhic Codes (teaches Talmud class for 20-24 students (majority 65-75% are Sephardim) a leading Sephardic Rabbinic Authority for the Greater Sephardic Community)


    Rabbi Abraham Sarfaty, Faculty member of YU's Mazer Yeshiva Program and an assistant to Rosh Kollel, Rabbi Hershel Schachter of the Marcos and Adina Katz Kollel.  Also, instructor of Sephardic Halakha and Codes to Maybaum Fellows at RIETS.


    Academic Faculty

    Professor Daniel Tsadik, Assistant Professor of Sephardic and Iranian studies at the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies. (Noted scholar of Iranian Jewish Studies and Middle Eastern Countries and Jews Living under Islam). Also teaches undergraduate courses at YC and SCW.



    Professor Ronnie Perelis, Chief Rabbi Dr. Isaac Abraham and Jelena (Rachel) Alcalay Assistant Professor of Sephardic Studies at BRGS (teaches Judeo Spanish history and literature, and history of Balkan Jewish Communities)


    Professor Haim Tawil, Faculty YC, Associate Professor of Hebrew, renowkned scholar on Yemenite history and currentaffairs


    Rabbi Hayim Angel, Faculty YC, Professor of Bible


    Rabbi Ely Allen, Faculty, Mechinah Program
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    Rabbi Avidan Elkin, Faculty Mechinah Program


    Rabbi Simon Basalely, Edmond J. Safra Sephardic S'gan Mashgiach at RIETS. Faculty, Stone Beit Midrash Program.

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     Rabbi Yosef Yanetz, Shoel U’Maishiv, Sephardic Beit Midrash and is a member of the Yadin Yadin Kollel.

    Rabbi Lawrence Hajioff, Jewish Studies Faculty, Stern College for Women


    Rabbi Richard Hidary, Faculty, Stern College for Women, Assistant Professor of Jewish History


    Rabbi Nissim Elnekaveh, Library Consultant on Ladino and Sephardic Materials

    Rabbi Steven Schneid, Faculty Belz School of Jewish Music, teaches Safrut (Torah calligraphy according to Sephardic tradition)

    Joseph Angel, YC, Assistant Professor of Bible


    Rabbi Gideon Shloush, Faculty, Stern College for Women, Adjunct Instructor of Judaic Studies


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