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Rabbi Zvi Sobolofsky

Rabbi Zvi Sobolofsky PhotoRabbi Zvi Sobolofsky studied at Yeshivat Kerem BeYavneh and Yeshiva University; graduating in 1987, he was named valedictorian of the Mazer Yeshiva Program. He then attended the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS), finishing in 1990, and proceeded to the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration in 1996.

Rabbi Sobolofsky was appointed Rosh Yeshiva in the Spring of 2002 and began teaching Talmud at Yeshiva University and its affiliated RIETS in the fall of that year. Rabbi Sobolofsky's shiur is currently one of the most popular shiurim in the Yeshiva. Some credit this popularity to his ability to blend the teaching styles of his two teachers, Rabbi Mordechai Willig, known for his focus towards practical understanding, and Rabbi Hershel Schachter, known for his ability to present topics in the Talmud in a broader context.  Rabbi Sobolofsky blends these two styles to form a unique package that many students find rewarding.

In addition to his role as Rosh Yeshiva in RIETS, Rabbi Sobolofsky also serves as the spiritual leader of Congregation Ohr HaTorah in Bergenfield, New Jersey. His synagogue has attracted many young families to the community. Rabbi Sobolofsky also lectures at the Bergen County Beis Medrash Program (BCBM) housed at Congregation Bnai Yeshurun in Teaneck, New Jersey.
Prior to his appointment as Rosh Yeshiva, Rabbi Sobolofsky was a fellow of the Gruss Kollel Elyon, and he taught in Yeshiva University's Stone Beis Medrash Program for seven years.
Rabbi Sobolofsky is the author of a sefer, Reishis Koach, on Maseches Bechoros, and has recorded audio CDs on the Pesach Seder, Hilchos Niddah, and Hilchos Mikvaos.