Rabbi Yitzchak Feigenbaum has been educating adolescents and young adults for over forty years. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, he spent many years studying in Eretz Yisrael, and received his semichah from Hagaon Harav Beinush Finkel, zt”l, Rosh Yeshivas Mir, Yerushalayim.
Rabbi Feigenbaum was the first Mashgiach of Aish HaTorah in Yerushalayim when it was founded, and in 1978 cofounded Yeshivat Darche Noam/David Shapell College of Jewish Studies. During that time, he authored Understanding the Talmud: A Systematic Guide to Talmudic Logic and Methodology (Feldheim, 1987). In 1987, he and his family moved to Toronto, where he taught in a variety of high schools for both boys and girls; lectured for Aish HaTorah, Ohr Somayach, and NCSY; and served as the scholar in residence for schools and shuls across North America.
In September 2000, Rabbi Feigenbaum became the founding principal of Tiferes Bais Yaakov High School for girls. Besides serving as principal, he personally taught Chumash and his unique hashkafah course. Over the past two decades, he has mentored teachers and principals, served as an educational consultant for schools worldwide, counseled young people across the world, and lectured extensively in schools, shuls, and camps in North America, England, Eretz Yisrael, and the former Soviet Union.
Upon his retirement from Tiferes Bais Yaakov, Rabbi Feigenbaum has drawn on his extensive experience as a classroom teacher, principal, speaker, counselor, and mentor to create an innovative and all-encompassing Teachers Training Course, a Parenting Course, as well as his weekly two-minute parashah series, “Instant Insights.” All these, as well as a plethora of his shiurim on a variety of topics, are available at his website: www.rabbiyfeigenbaum.com. In addition, his podcast “Instant Insight with Rabbi Feigenbaum” is available on your favorite podcast app. He may be contacted directly at [email protected] or through his website.