About Us

Faculty

Rabbi Moshe Kahn
Rabbi Moshe Kahn

Rabbi Moshe Kahn graduated from Yeshiva College in 1972 and received semicha in 1975 and Yadin Yadin in 1979. He taught Talmud and Jewish law at the James Striar School of General Jewish Studies for 11 years and at the Drisha Institute for 27 years. In 1983 he began teaching Talmud and Jewish law at Stern College for Women, where he presently continues to teach. Currently he is also teaching Talmud at the Graduate Program of Advanced Talmudic Studies (GPATS). He has been teaching at GPATS since its inception. In addition he is a New York State Licensed Psychoanalyst in private practice.

 
Rabbi Gedalyah Berger
Rabbi Gedalyah Berger

Rabbi Gedalyah Berger serves as a Ra"M in the Graduate Program for Women in Advanced Talmudic Studies at Yeshiva University, and as a maggid shi'ur at the Yo`etzet Halakhah program of Nishmat's Miriam Glaubach Center. He recently joined the Orthodox Union as Adult Education Coordinator in the Dept. of Synagogue Services; before joining the OU, he served for 15 years as Rabbi of Fleetwood Synagogue in Mount Vernon, NY.  Rabbi Berger graduated from Yeshiva College in 1994 with a B.A. in physics, studied for three years at Yeshivat Har Etzion in Israel under the tutelage of HaRav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l, received his semikhah from RIETS in 1998, and was a fellow of RIETS's Bella and Harry Wexner Kollel Elyon. He was Northeast Vice President of the Rabbinical Council of America from 2013-2015, and currently serves on the RCA’s Executive Committee.

 
Rabbi David Nachbar
Rabbi David Nachbar

Rabbi David Nachbar received his semicha from RIETS and continued his studies as a member of the Bella and Harry Wexner Kollel Elyon of Yeshiva University. He holds a master’s degree in medieval Jewish history from the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies. Rabbi Nachbar currently serves as a maggid shiur to the Master’s Program in Biblical and Talmudic Interpretation at Stern College for Women and as a Judaic studies faculty member at TABC.

 

Administration

Provost Selma Botman
Provost Selma Botman

Dr. Selma Botman, who grew up outside of Boston, holds a BA in psychology from Brandeis University, a BPhil in Middle Eastern studies from Oxford University and an AM in Middle Eastern studies and PhD in history and Middle Eastern studies from Harvard University. A scholar of modern Middle Eastern politics and society, she has published three books and a number of scholarly articles. She has also taught a range of courses on the modern Middle East and international development.

 

Dean Karen Bacon
Dean Karon Bacon

Dean Karen Bacon is the Mordechai D. Katz and Dr. Monique C. Katz Dean of the Undergraduate Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Yeshiva University.

 

Nechama Price
Professor Nechama Price

Director of GPATS: Nechama Price serves on the Judaic Studies faculty in Stern College teaching courses in Tanach and Halacha. She graduated from Stern College and received her master's in Jewish education from the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration and a master's in Bible from the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies. Nechama is both the director and an alumna of the Stern College Graduate Program of Advanced Talmudic Studies (GPATS). She also serves as a Yoetzet Halacha in Englewood, Tenafly, West Orange, Livingston and Long Branch, and regularly gives shiurim throughout the greater New York area.

 

Talia Molotsky
Talia Molotsky

Program Manager: Talia Molotsky is the Beren Campus Student Life Coordinator in Yeshiva University's Office of Student Life. She graduated from Stern College with a degree in Judaic Studies and Music. Projects include YU's annual Torah Tours program, Service Learning Missions, and Shabbat Life on the Beren Campus. She also serves as Adult and Teen Educator at Congregation Keter Torah.

 

Previous Administration

Rabbi Kenneth Brander, PhD.
Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander

Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander was Vice President for University and Community Life at Yeshiva University, and taught rabbinics at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS). His focus was on the campus student life experience and engagement with Jewish communities around the world. Rabbi Brander was responsible for the Graduate Program in Advanced Talmudic Studies for Women (GPATS), worked with Yeshiva University's Center for the Jewish Future, and with YU's Israel based initiatives. He is the Rabbi Emeritus of Boca Raton Synagogue, and founder of the Katz Yeshiva High School of South Florida. During is 14 years of service to that community, he oversaw it explosive growth from 60 families to over 600 families.