Rabbi Alan Haber has been involved in Torah education for over twenty-five years. He currently serves on the faculties of World Bnei Akiva’s MTVA and YTVA programs, Nishmat, Matan, and YTA (Yerushalayim Torah Academy) Girls’ High School.
He is a licensed professional tour guide who provides educational tours all over Israel to both groups and families.
Rabbi Haber was one of the founders of Michlelet Mevaseret Yerushalayim (MMY), where he served as Director for 16 years, leading the institution from its infancy through its establishment as one of the premier Torah institutions for young women in the world.
Prior to his aliya, he taught high school girls at Bat Torah Academy in Suffern, NY and was Assistant Regional Director of New Jersey NCSY.
Rabbi Haber is also a freelance writer, editor and translator. He is member of the editorial staff of the Koren Talmud Bavli and the forthcoming English-language edition of the Steinsaltz Tanakh.
He has lectured widely in Israel and around the world, and many of his shiurim and publications can be seen on his website: www.rabbihaber.net, as well as on YU Torah and WebYeshiva.
He is a graduate of Yeshivat Har Etzion and Yeshiva University. He lives in Alon Shvut, Gush Etzion with his wife and five children.
Field / Profession: Educator, Tour Guide
Educator at: Yeshiva, Midrasha
Recent Places Spoken/Recommendations:
JEC Elmora Ave Shul, Elizabeth NJ - Rabbi Chaim Hagler
Rabbi Andrew Shaw, CEO of Mizrachi UK
Chashmonaim, Israel - Mrs. Michelle Kaplansky
Speaking Topics: Torah, Israel, Politics, Community, Eretz Yisrael, Jewish Education, Halacha & the Modern World, Campus/Students, Other
Sample Topics - General:
Reflections on Two Decades of Women’s Torah Education – What Have we Accomplished, and Where are we Headed?
Women in the Public Sphere – Halacha, Tradition and Innovation
Chronology and Sequence in the Book of Shmot – Two Rabbinic Views
Bet Shaul and Bet David: Conflicting Models of Leadership
Laws of Shabbat – Women’s Obligation in Kiddush and Havdallah
Laws of Sukkot – How Do I Know if My Sukkah is Kosher?
Tisha B’av – Eicha, Kinot and the Psychology of Mourning
Sample Topics - Israel Related:
Am Levadad Yishkon – A Paradigm Shift for Orthodox Jewish Thinking
A Contemporary Perspective on “Atchalta D’geula”
The Bet HaMikdash and Us – Contemporary Relevance
Yom HaAtzmaut in Halacha and Hashkafa
Should Israel be a Democracy? – Torah Sources on Political Theory
Shemita and Yovel as Socio-Economic Policy
Possible Alternatives to the Two-State Solution
Torat HaAretz: Torah Insights Learned “On Location” in Israel (NOTE: this topic is ideal for a Saturday night melave malka or Sunday brunch, where it can be accompanied by a slide show and short videos)
A Tale of Two Cities – Hebron and Beersheva as Complementary Paradigms in the Book of Bereishit
Halachic Boundaries of Eretz Yisrael
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