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Rabbi Joshua Kahn Named New Head of School


Rabbi Josh Kahn has been named the new head of school at MTA, beginning July 1st. The appointment is the culmination of an extensive international search that involved parents, faculty, alumni, board members, and YU administrators.

Rabbi Kahn is a graduate of YU's Yeshiva College, Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, and Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration, where he is presently pursuing a doctorate in education. Most recently, he has served as the Associate Principal of Judaic Studies and Dean of Student Life at Torah Academy of Bergen County, where he pioneered initiatives like the Senior Mentoring and Beit Midrash Programs and organized chessed and disaster relief missions in addition to teaching Tanach and Jewish law courses. He is known for building strong relationships with students and parents and was successful in streamlining many administrative processes to make them more intuitive, transparent, and effective.

"Rabbi Kahn brings a well articulated vision for academic and cultural excellence to MSTA, the only yeshiva high school on the campus of an established university," said Miriam Goldberg, chair of Yeshiva University High Schools. "He has a deep caring for the complete well-being and happiness of his students. He is driven towards excellence and has the unique ability to inspire all those around him to that same standard."

Current Head of School Rabbi Michael Taubes will continue to enrich MTA in the role of Rosh Yeshiva.

For the full press release, please click here.