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Torah Ohr Hebrew Academy is out to reach, inspire, and affect all members and segments of the community, regardless of their background, to help them grow and find the truth and meaning in their lives. Through our various educational and vocational programs, classes, and events, we aim to bring as many of our brethren as possible closer to their heritage and legacy. Our staff members are handpicked for their devotion and dedication to the cause, as well as for their talent and capabilities. Torah Ohr: building our future upon the treasures of our past. 


Rabbi Avraham Kohan, Rabbi

Rabbi Avraham Kohan is the Rabbi of Torah Ohr, the home of numerous Torah shiurim and classes from beginner to advanced levels and Jewish educational programs, complete with a Bet Midrash and Bet Kenesset to serve all members of the Great Neck Jewish community.

Rabbi Avrohom Appelbaum, Assistant Rabbi

Rabbi Appelbaum was born and raised in Flatbush Brooklyn where he graduated from Yeshiva Torah Temimah and went on to study in Yeshivat Ohr Sameach, Shor Yoshuv, and Torah Voda’ath under the tutelage of Rabbi Yisroel Reisman. Rabbi Appelbaum also holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from Long Island University. Rabbi Appelbaum’s mission is to enhance the well being of the lives of his students by giving full attention to the emotional, spiritual, and religious needs of each and every one of them.

Rabbi Eli Livian, Director of Outreach

Rabbi Eli Livian was raised in Great Neck, NY and is married and blessed with two girls. He spent three years learning in Eretz Yisrael under Rav Yitzchak Berkovitz in the Jerusalem Kollel where he received Semicha in Issur V’Heter (Kashrut), Hilchot Shabbat and Hilchot Niddah while also being trained in youth and community affairs at Ner L’Elef . Rabbi Livian taught one year in Yeshivat Netiv Aryeh right across from the Kotel.Rabbi Livian joined Torah Ohr’s staff in 2015 as the Rabbi of the Teen Minyan and a Youth Director.

Rabbi Nisim HassonAssistant Rabbi


Rabbi Yoni ChamaniYeshiva Youth Director

Rabbi Meir Gavriel Elbaz, Rosh Avreichim

Originally from Queens, NY, Rabbi Meir Gavriel Elbaz is an alumnus of the famed Mirrer Yeshiva in Brooklyn. Shortly before his marriage and for many years thereafter, Rabbi Elbaz pursued his rabbinical studies in the renowned Bet Midrash Yechave Da'at  in Jerusalem under the leadership of Rosh Bet Din Harav Mordechai Sutton Shlit"a and under the auspices of Hagaon Harav David Yosef Shlit"a, where he proceeded to receive his rabbinic and Dayanut ordination from some of the leading Torah scholars of the generation.

Rabbi Yonah Nisanov, Avreich

Fri, November 26 2021 22 Kislev 5782