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MSTA Names New Head of School

Rabbi Joshua Kahn Named Head of School at Yeshiva University High School for Boys

Rabbi Joshua Kahn has been named head of school at the Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy/Yeshiva University High School for Boys (MSTA). The appointment is the culmination of an extensive international search that involved parents, faculty, alumni, board members and YU administrators.

Rabbi Joshua Kahn, new head of school at Yeshiva University High School for Boys Rabbi Joshua Kahn, new head of school at Yeshiva University High School for Boys

“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 wellbeing and happiness of our students. He is driven towards excellence and has the unique ability to inspire all those around him to that same standard.”

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 pursuing a doctorate in education. Most recently, he has served as the associate principal of Judaic studies and dean of student life of Torah Academy of Bergen County, where he pioneered initiatives like the Senior Mentoring and Beit Midrash Programs and organized chesed and disaster relief missions in addition to teaching Bible 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.

Current Head of School Rabbi Michael Taubes will continue to enrich Judaic studies at MSTA in the role of Rosh Yeshiva.

“From the very first meeting, he impressed the search committee with his thoughtfulness and vision, and the committee and Board are excited at the prospect of his leadership as we enter the next chapter of this school’s storied history, building upon the accomplishments of Rabbi Taubes,” said Joshua Jacoby, executive director of YU High Schools. “We’re excited to have Rabbi Kahn at the helm just as the school enters its second century.”

“Yeshiva University and the Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy are very excited to welcome Rabbi Josh Kahn as the new head of school at our High School for Boys,” said Rabbi Joshua Joseph, senior vice president at YU. “Rabbi Kahn brings experience and expertise as well as humility and strength to a team of leaders that includes our talented rabbeim and stellar faculty.”