Rabbi Yehoshua Ben-Avraham

Coming from a diverse educational background in Europe and the United States, Rabbi Yehoshua Ben-Avraham settled in Israel in 1973, where he lived and worked in Kibbutz Tirat Tzvi in northern Israel.  A graduate of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem with degrees in Philosophy, Jewish Thought, and Jewish Education.  He attended Talmudic Academies both in the USA and Israel.  After completing his studies at the Pardes Institute he accepted a position to teach for the Avichai Foundation in the USA having taught at the Adelson Educational Campus in Las Vegas, NV, and the Rochelle Zell Jewish High School in Deerfield, IL.  Presently Rabbi Ben-Avraham teaches Talmud and courses for the Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning at various congregations in the Chicago Metropolitan area.  Rabbi Ben-Avraham (affectionately known as YABA by his students) lives in Chicago with his wife Dr. Nitzanit Breitenstein and they split their time between Chicago and Israel.