Rav Yair HaLevi is the Director of Education for Kol HaNearim. He received his rabbinic ordination from the Rabbinate of Israel and Yeshivat Hamivtar as well as a B.Ed and M.Ed Degree in Talmud and Tanach from the Herzog College. Rav Yair taught Gemara at Orot Yehuda (3 years), an Israeli high school and was Ram of grade 11. Rav Yair served as the Director of the Overseas Program at Yeshivat Hesder Otniel. In addition to directing the program, Rav Yair served as a Ram to both Israeli and Overseas first year students and taught Gemara, Tanach and Chasidut. Rav Yair then continued to Yeshivat Orayta (4 years), where he served as Director of Informal Education, a Ram and Rosh Kollel in the yeshiva. During the summers Rav Yair has been involved in Bnei Akiva programs. He also served in the Infantry Corps in the IDF. Rav Yair and his wife, Tanya, have three children, Ohr-Eitan and Adiel, and baby Roni Shirat Yocheved.
During our summer camp sessions, Rav Yair is generally based at one youth villlage, but spends his time between the villages evenly. Rav Yair and his family’s energy, enthusiasm, and knowledge add a tremendous amount to our summer program and are beloved members of the Kol HaNearim community.