Friday, April 30, 2010

Speaking Schedule

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Shalom Rav!

I am in the process of organizing my speaking and lecturing schedule for the upcoming summer and autumn. I have Baruch Hashem a large and varied repertoire of topics and programs, and have been Baruch Hashem very well received in many venues, including shul and hotel scholar-in-residence events and programs. Please contact me to arrange for me to be Marbitz Torah in your shul.

My phone number is 845.216.1617, and my email address is

Below is a brief bio and information on my online resources.

Thank you very much.

Kol Tuv,

Yosef Gavriel Bechhofer

Rabbi Yosef Gavriel Bechhofer is a Maggid Shiur at Yeshivas Ohr Somayach in Monsey, NY and a Rebbe at the Mesivta of Yeshivas Rabbeinu Yitzchok Elchonon (commonly known as MTA) in New York. He is also an editor at Artscroll/Mesorah Publications, at work on the Daily Dose project. Rabbi Bechhofer has served as a Rav, Rebbe and Rosh Kollel in the Chicago and New York areas.

Rabbi Bechhofer is one of the few individuals to have served as Maggid Shiur for both Daf Yomi Bavli and Daf Yomi Yerushalmi, completing both. He is also a senior lecturer for the Aishdas Society, an association devoted to more profound understanding and experience of all aspects of Talmud Torah and Avodas Hashem. He has served as a guest Maggid Shiur, scholar in residence, and lecturer in numerous venues, including Alberta, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Ohio, Ontario, New Jersey, New York, Tennessee, Washington, Wisconsin, Israel and England. He is a prolific author. He has published many essays in major Orthodox Jewish periodicals. His published seforim are: The Contemporary Eruv: Eruvin in Modern Metropolitan Areas, Bigdei Shesh on Bava Basra, and Bigdei Shesh on Sefer Shoftim. Well over one thousand tapes of his lectures and shiurim (including the entire Yerushalmi) are available on tape and online (see

Rabbi Bechhofer learned in many yeshivos, including Sha’alvim, Ner Yisroel and both Mirrer yeshivos. He received Semicha from Rabbi Yitzchok Koolitz, Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem, and Rabbi Zalman Nechemiah Goldberg, Av Beis Din of Jerusalem. He holds an M.S. in Education (concentration in Counseling and Guidance) from Johns Hopkins University. Rabbi Bechhofer and his wife, Dr. Shani M. Bechhofer, a professor of Jewish Education, have six children and live in Monsey.

Many of Rabbi Bechhofer's shiurim and lectures are available online in either audio or video formats at:

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