Rabbi Dov Schochet

Photo of Rabbi Dov SchochetRabbi Dov Schochet was born and raised in Toronto. After attending local elementary and high school he went on to study abroad in Yeshivoth in Israel, Manchester UK and the US. He received his Smicha from the Central Yeshiva Tomchei Tmimim in Crown Heights, Brooklyn N.Y.

Rabbi Schochet has been involved in the Jewish community in Canada and abroad. Over the years, he has participated in outreach work in various Jewish communities in the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth, Eastern Europe and elsewhere.

Currently, he serves as Rabbi for the Beth Jacob V’Anshei Drildz Congregation in Toronto. He is also a Rebbe at the Lubavitch Yeshiva of Toronto. Welcome Letter From Rabbi Schochet

Rabbi David Lawrence

photo of Rabbi David LawrenceRabbi David Lawrence was born in England and learned in yeshivot in England, Israel and New York. He was rabbi in London, Ontario for six years before moving to Toronto to complete his graduate degree. In Toronto, he was principal of Ohel Yoseph Yitzchak school for fourteen years. At the direction of the Lubavtcher Rebbe ZY”A, he joined Confederation Life Insurance Company in the actuarial area. He currently works for RBC Insurance Company as a program developer.
Rabbi Lawrence gives a number of Talmud and chassidus (Jewish philosophy) classes each week.
He has three daughters and a son who live in New York, Agoura California, Australia and Florida.

Founding Rabbi

Rabbi Moses Burak z’l

photo of Rabbi Moses Burak ,Rabbi Burak, a native of Toronto, received his early education at Yeshivat Torat Chaim under the leadership of Rabbi Abraham Price z’l. He received his rabbinic ordination at Yeshivat Ner Israel in Baltimore, his M.A. from the University of Virginia and his Ph.D., on the life of the Chatam Sofer, from Dropsie College. He has faithfully served congregations in Philadelphia, Hamilton, Richmond, and for more than 35 years, the Beth Jacob V’Anshe Drildz Congregation.