Administrative Faculty                      


Rav Daniel Sperber, Chancellor Rosh Yeshiva and Rosh Vaad Hatarat Horaah l’Kanada (head of the independent Canadian S’mikha Board), is President of the Makhon Gavoah laTorah (Jesselson Institute for Advanced Torah Studies) and professor of Talmud at Bar-Ilan University. Dr. Sperber is also a member of the Committee on National Religious Education, Ministry of Education, State of Israel. Author of numerous works in Jewish law, custom and theology, he was awarded the Israel Prize by the State of Israel for his monumental contributions to Jewish scholarship. Prof. Sperber's areas of expertise include classical philology; history of Jewish customs; Jewish art history; Jewish education; and Talmudic studies. He has written extensively on how Jewish law can and has evolved. He is the author of Minhagei Yisrael: Origins and History on the character and evolution of Jewish customs. He serves as rabbi of Menachem Zion Synagogue in the Old City of Jerusalem. Daniel Sperber studied for rabbinical ordination at Yeshivat Kol Torah in Israel, earned a doctorate from University College, London in the departments of Ancient History and Hebrew Studies. READ MORE 




Rav Roy D. Tanenbaum, Assistant Rosh Yeshiva (Vice-President & Chancellor) and Bible Facultyhas been the force behind the conceptualization and development of the Canadian Yeshiva. Currently serving the Rabbinical Assembly as Dean of its School for Shamashim, he is also past president of the Rabbinical Assembly, Canadian Region. Rav Tanenbaum maintains a scholarly interest in the structure of the Hebrew Bible and the development of Jewish law. He has served on the faculty of the University of Miami in Ohio and Mount Royal College in Calgary. In 2009, the rav retired from Beth Tzedec Congregation where he served as Rosh Yeshiva of the Life-Long Learning Centre and as responding rav for the "Kosher Korner," completing 40 years in the pulpit. With many articles to his credit, in 1998, the University of Calgary Press published his book, Prisoner 88—The Man in Stripes, and his commentary on the Shabbat Morning Service, Rinat Dodim, A Song of Lovers, graces the pews in many synagogues. The rav studied in Yeshivat ITRI and Yeshivat Etz Chaim in Jerusalem. He has received numerous honours for his work in the community, including two doctorates. AB, Cornell University; MAHL and s'mikha.



Rav Wayne Allen, S'gan Rosh HaYeshiva (Provost) and Halakha faculty,has served as president of the Toronto Board of Rabbis. He is active in a wide range of community affairs including the Camp Ramah in Canada board of directors and the United Jewish Communities Federation Rabbinic Cabinet where his articles appear in Mekor Chaim. A dedicated and respected teacher, Rav Allen chairs the School for Shamashim Committee of Overseers and is part of its faculty. A founder and vice-president of the Union for Traditional Judaism and member of its Jewish Law Panel, his t'shuvot are widely read and respected. He has co-authored one book, has edited two others, and published numerous scholarly articles for a variety of Jewish periodicals. Rav Allen has been honoured with a Doctorate of Divinity bestowed on him by the Jewish Theological Seminary. BA, Phi Beta Kappa, New York University; MA, S'mikha, DD, Jewish Theological Seminary; MA, PhD, York University.


Rav Avinoam Sharon, Reish M'tivta d"Bei Midrasha (Dean of Students), Talmud and Halakha Faculty and Mashgiah Ruhani (Counsellor)is a lawyer, educator and researcher in Talmud and Jewish law. After completing his studies at the MidrashiatNoamYeshivaHigh School in Israel, Avinoam Sharon earned a BA in linguistics at ColumbiaUniversity, specializing in Semitic languages. He studied law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and held senior staff and command positions in the Chief Military Advocate’s Unit of the Israel Defence Forces. He holds an MA from the Jewish Theological Seminary’s Schechter Institute, and received s'mikha from the Schechter Rabbinical Seminary. He served as rabbi of Jerusalem’s Moreshet Yisrael congregation and as a member of the Academic Council of the Schechter Institute. He is a member of the board of the TALI Education Fund and editor-in-chief of Iyunei Shabbat, the weekly Torah commentary of the Schechter Rabbinical Seminary. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Talmud under the direction of Professor Shamma Friedman.




Dr. Avi Hyman, Director of Information Technology, Registrar, and Educational Technology and eLearning. At The Yeshiva, Dr. Hyman serves as The Yeshiva’s Director of Information Technology and Registrar. In addition, he works with rabbinical students on incorporating technology into their own reflective practice and is conducting a longitudinal study of e-learning in rabbinical studies with the notion of The Yeshiva as a rabbinical “residency.” At the University of Toronto, Dr. Hyman is Director of Academic Technology for the Faculty of Medicine where he manages a team of educators and technical specialists who work with instructors, researchers, and students on achieving their academic goals through technology. He is also Associate Faculty Member in the Department of Theory and Policy Studies in Education at OISE where he has taught in the Initial Teacher Education program (B.Ed.), graduate programmes, and in continuing education (A.Q.). For several years, he served as the editor for Jewish Studies in the H-Net: Humanities Online project at Michigan State University, and most recently (July 2009) has served as the Conference Chair for ACI’s 4th International Conference on eLearning. M.A., Ed.D.



Baruch Lipinsky, Librarian, is a graduate of the Community Hebrew Academy of Toronto (CHAT) and a graduate of the R.A.School for Shamashim. Lipinsky has performed library work at the United Synagogue Day School/Robbins Hebrew Academy and at the Friends of the SimonWiesenthalCenter for Holocaust Studies. Mr. Lipinsky is excited to launch his career as a Librarian and Information Professional at the the CanadianYeshiva & RabbinicalSchool, and to be working alongside an excellent and highly accomplished Faculty. BA, University of Toronto; currently pursuing his M.I. at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto, with a focus in Library and Information Science (LIS).