Rav Barak Saffer
Education: Semicha – Yeshiva University, Gruss Kollel Elyon; Yeshiva University – B.S. (Computer Science)
Having joined the Mevaseret Family last year, Rav Saffer brings with him a wealth of experience as a mechanech in both America and Eretz Yisrael. Rav Saffer possesses a unique combination rarely found in a Rebbe – managing to fuse his passionate commitment to a very high-level of learning with his relaxed and down-to-earth style of relating to his Talmidim. Rabbi Saffer’s Talmidim truly become a part of the Saffer family, as he and his wife often host as many as fifteen Talmidim at a time for Shabbos. In fact, throughout the years some Talmidim have literally moved into his house for the summer!
Rav Saffer’s afternoon schedule includes teaching an in-depth analysis of the Halachot of Bein Adam L’Chaveiro (covering topics such as Bikur Cholim, Nichum Aveilim, Tzedaka, Hachnasat Orchim and Kiruv Rechokim). This year, Rav Saffer’s repertoire has extended to include being a Shana Bet Rebbi and the single-handed coordinator of all programming; our activities outside of the Beit Midrash have never been more exciting! Outside of YSMZ, Rav Saffer is a Rebbe on NCSY Kollel and gives an Iyun shiur at night to an impressive array of working professionals, including doctors, dentists, lawyers, high-tech executives, accountants and even other mechanchim. We feel truly fortunate to have Rav Saffer with us as a member of the Mevaseret Family.