Rabbi Avichai Katzin learned in the Hesder Yeshiva “Kerem B’Yavneh”, and served in military service in the Armored Corps as a tank driver. He participated in the first Lebanon war in which he was seriously wounded (lost his leg). Thank G-d he remained alive and after six months of hospitalization returned to Yeshiva.
 
Served for four years as Ra”m of the Netiv Meir High School in Jerusalem and then as Rosh Yeshiva of the Bnei Akiva Yeshiva in Ra’anana for 6 years. For 10 years he served as Head of the Beit Midrash at the ‘Shaarei Mada U’Mishpat’ Academic Center.
 
Rabbi Katzin founded and currently heads the community Beit Midrash “Reishit” in Ra’anana and received for this both the Agrest prize of the Ministry of Education and a prize for a lifetime achievement from the Barkai Rabbinical Institute .
 
He served for seven years as Rabbi of the ‘Lechu Neranena’ congregation in Ra’anana. During this time, he also taught for many years at Matan in Ra’anana, and for six of these years gave a Shiur in Parashat Shavua in English.
 
Currently he serves as the rabbi of two communities in Ra’anana and teaches Judaism at the Academy in Holon, at the Technological Institute, and gives daily Shiurim on the Daf Yomi on the internet and on the radio.

Field / Profession: Educator, Community/Synagogue Rabbi

Educator at: Yeshiva, Midrasha, Academic

Speaking Topics: Torah, Israel, Community, Eretz Yisrael, Inspirational, Mussar/Character Development, Jewish Education, Family Education, Halacha & the Modern World

Sample Topics - General:
Serving Hashem and self actualization.
The Struggle over Eretz Yisrael - Two points of view
Loving your fellow Jew - how?
Using Aggada as an educational tool
Education for values in the modern era
Dreams and their interpretation in the book of Bereishit
Dispute - desirable and worthy or to be avoided?

Links to sample audio or videos:
Thousands of Rabbi Katzin's presentations can be found on the internet. The Yeshiva.org.il website contains almost 3,000 of his presentations - some in video format and some as audio: https://www.yeshiva.org.il/midrash/rabbi/268?
He has contributed to the Daf Yomi website (http://daf-yomi.com) for nearly 3 years, in 3 different formats of the Daf Yomi shiur: A video version and two audio versions (a longer version, as well as a shorter one which is broadcasted every morning on radio: http://daf-yomi.com/Media.aspx?massechet=313&meDaf=57&adDaf=57#massechet=313&medaf=57&addaf=57&safa=&maggid=&chofshi=%D7%98%D7%A7%D7%A1%D7%98+%D7%97%D7%95%D7%A4%D7%A9%D7%99&sort=massechet&dir=1&page=1
Arutz 7 as well shows a daily short Dvar Torah of Rabbi Katzin: https://www.inn.co.il/News/News.aspx/392280
His name 'Avichai Katzin' can be searched on Google for more results and presentations.

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Languages: English, Hebrew

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