RABBI YOSEF GRANOFSKY
Rosh Yeshiva / Dean
Since founding Yeshivat Ohr David together with Rav Chaim Flom ZT”L, in 1980, Rabbi Yosef Granofsky has been a visionary in the field of post high school Jewish education.
Rabbi Granofsky is a graduate of Yeshiva University, with a degree in both psychology and education. A Talmid of Yeshivat Chofetz Chaim, New York, he went on to teach at their Yerushalayim branch. Rav Granofsky received Smicha from Rabbi Zalman Nechemia Goldberg. The Rosh Yeshiva also spent more than 25 years in the IDF Reserves.
He resides in the Ramat Shlomo neighborhood of Yerushalayim.
RABBI YAAKOV LIEBER
Head of Administration
Rabbi Yaakov Lieber, an alumnus of Yeshivat Mercaz Harav Kook in Yerushalayim, has served as both a Rav and administrator in a wide variety of Yeshivot, including both American and Hesder (Israeli) programs.
He received Smicha from the Chief Rabbinate of the State of Israel while continuing with his studies of Dayanut in the Kollel of the Chief Rabbinate in Psagot. He served in the IDF as a combat soldier and as a reservist. He is currently the Head of Administrations here in Yeshivat Ohr David.
Rabbi Lieber lives in Beit El.
MORNING AND AFTERNOON SEDER RABBIS
In Depth Gemara and Other Subjects
RABBI SHLOMO BEN ZE'EV
An Alumnus of Yeshivat Ohr David, Rabbi Shlomo Ben Ze’ev has spent over 20 years teaching young adults and students about Judaism. He learned and taught in the Yeshiva and Kollel of Sha’alvim for 14 years and received Smicha from the Chief Rabbinate of the State of Israel. He taught for a number of years in the Nachal Charedi which is designed for Haredim who choose to serve in the military. Rabbi Ben Ze’ev lives in Moshav Beit Hilkiyah.
NIGHT SEDER RABBIS
Gemara BKiyus and Other Classes
RABBI CHAIM ESTRIN
Rabbi Chaim Estrin was a talmid of Yeshivas Zichron Yaakov and learned in both the Kollel Toras Moshe and the Kollel of Rabbi Moshe Wolpin. He also holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Florida. Over the years Rav Estrin has taught in Yeshivat Ohr Somayach and Yeshivas Netzach among others. Here in Yeshivat Ohr David he is currently head of the night seder staff and as such oversees our night seder programming. Rav Estrin lives within walking distance to the Yeshiva in Ramot and often hosts bochurim for Shabbat meals and after seder activities.
The Magicians Behind the Curtain
Yitzie Milworn, an alumnus of Yeshivat Ohr David, is the youngest and newest member of the Ohr David staff. He is the Director of Social Media and the Webmaster. A graduate of Rambam Mesivta high school, New York, he studied three years in the Yeshiva and then served as a dorm counselor. He recently finished his active service in the IDF as a Hesder combat soldier in the Nahal Brigade and has returned to his studies in the Birkat Moshe Hesder Yeshiva in Maale Adumim.