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The Roshei Yeshiva – Influential Modern Orthodox leaders in Israel

Rav Yuval Cherlow (Rosh Yeshiva)

Rav Cherlow is a graduate of Yeshivat Har Etzion and a retired major in the IDF. After obtaining his Rabbinic Semicha, Rav  Cherlow served as the Rav of Kibbutz Tirat Tzvi, and as a Rav at the Hesder Yeshiva in Chispin.

Rav Cherlow was amongst the founders of the Tzohar Foundation, a central Modern Orthodox foundation which works to build bridges between the religious and secular worlds. Rav Cherlow is a member of Governmental Ethical Committees, and of the Presidential Press Council of Israel.


Rav Tamir Granot (Rosh Yeshiva)

Rav Tamir studied in Yeshivat Har Eztion for many years under Rav Amital z"l and Rav Lichtenstein and holds a Ph.D in philosophy. He taught at Midreshet Lindenbaum for nine years, and currently teaches at Herzog Teachers College as well as other colleges throughout Israel.  He is one of the founders and heads of, the "Beit Midrash for Torah and Life" in the Golan and Ra'anana and is involved in other Yeshivot throughout Israel. 


Rav Itamar Eldar (Rosh Beit Midrash)

Rav Itamar studied for many years at Yeshivat Har Etzion, and holds an MA in Jewish philosophy fromBar Ilan University. He taught for more than ten years at Midreshet Migdal Oz as well asYeshivat Hesder of Chispin and Yeshivat Har Etzion. Rav Itamar currently teaches Jewishthought and Chassidut in several different colleges. He is one of the founders and heads ofthe "Batei Midrash for Torah and Life" along with Rav Tamir Granot.


Rav Avraham Blidstein (Ra'am Shiur Alef)

Rav Avraham Blidstein was born in the U.S. and immigrated to Israel in 1972. He studied in Yeshivat Netiv Meir and Yeshivat Har Etzion, and later studied history and philosophy at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He was a High School Rebbe in Yeshivat Mekor Chaim and Neve Shmuel, and served as Rosh Mesivta in Yeshivat Hesder in Yerucham for 11 years. He then served as Rosh Kollel in Yeshivat Eretz Hatzvi as well as the Rav of the kehilla. 


Rav Moshe Paloch (Ra'am Shiur Alef)

Rav Moshe PalochRav Moshe spent 12 years learning in Yeshivot Hesder. He served in Tzahal as a paratrooper,where he continues to serve his reserve duty. Rav Moshe is a licensed lawyer and hold aBachelors degree in Talmud. Rav Moshe has been teaching in Yeshivat Petach Tikva for thepast 9 years as a Ra"m, where he focuses on tools needed for individual learning. He alsodelivers shiurim on Emunah and Tanach. Rav Moshe lives in Givat Shmuel with his wife and 6 children.


Rav Aviad Sanders (Ra'am Shiur Be't)

Rav Aviad was on shlichut as the Rosh Beit Midrash at Yeshivat Akiva in Southfield, MI. He received his BE.D from Herzog Teacher's College and attended the Machon Straus Amiel Rabbinic Training Program. He received his Smicha from Rav Zalman Nechemia Goldberg. For the last three years Rav Sanders was Rosh Kolell at Camp Moshava Wild Rose. Prior to working at Yeshiva Akiva, Rav Aviad learned eight years at Yeshiva HaKotel in Yerushalayim, three of which he worked as the afternoon seder coordinator for overseas students as well as a Ram in the Gemara Bekiut program.


Rav Gil Dvir (Rosh Kolel)

Rav Dvir is a graduate of the Yeshivat Kerem B’Yavneh Hesder Program and of the HalachaKollel, and is a Musmach of the Chief Rabbinate to be a Community Rav and served as Rav ofthe Nof Saviyon community. A Ra”m in Petach Tikva for many years, Rav Dvir is currently incharge of helping prepare the elder students for their Rabbanut Semicha Tests. As well, RavDvir holds a Masters in Talmud from Bar Ilan University. Rav Dvir lives close to the yeshivawith his wife and 6 kids.