Rav Shimon Isaacson – Rosh Yeshiva
Education: Semicha – Meretz Kollel, Mevaseret Zion; New York University School of Law, Master of Law , L.L.M. (Taxation); New York University School of Law, J.D.; Yeshiva University, B.A. (Philosophy)
A master of tax law, Rav Shimon Isaacson could have made partner at a major law firm, but the Rosh Yeshiva instead chose to use his incredible talents to build the future of Klal Yisrael. He began his career in Chinuch as a Shoel U’Meshiv and Night Seder Rebbe in our very own Beit Midrash. As a result of his overwhelming popularity, he was soon promoted to a full time Morning Shiur position and now leads Mevaseret as Rosh Yeshiva. For fifteen years, Rav Isaacson has given an outstanding shiur that clearly and concisely conceptualizes and breaks down the Gemara. His charisma and lucidity keep everyone attentive. Because the Rosh Yeshiva’s shiur is geared towards student participation, he sharpens the minds of his Talmidim (while also giving them a tip or two on their vocabulary and use of the English language). We are privileged to have Rav Isaacson as our Rosh Yeshiva, guiding the Yeshiva into the future.
In addition to the Rosh Yeshiva’s Gemara shiur, Rav Isaacson is well known for his in-depth, practical Hilchot Shabbat Shiur that covers most of the 39 Melachot and Hilchot Muktzeh. Rav Isaacson also delivers a weekly Hashkafa Sicha to the entire Yeshiva that is both stimulating and inspiring. Rav Isaacson’s shiurim can be seen on video at Naaleh.com. Aside from the Rosh Yeshiva’s many shiurim, Rav Isaacson can always be found in the Beit Midrash counseling the Talmidim in all areas of their lives.