JETS Senior Staff

 

FACULTY: Rabbi Yitzchok Kornwasser

Rabbi Yitzchok Kornwasser
Title: Hebrew Teacher

Department: Faculty
Phone: 818.831.3000
Email: rkornwasser@jetsschool.org

Rabbi Yitzchok Kornwasser is a proud native of Los Angeles, California. After studying for many years at the Telshe Yeshiva in Cleveland, he traveled to the Tshebiner Yeshiva Kochav MiYaakov in Yerushalayim. There, in 1972, he received Smicha, Rabbinic ordination, from the Rosh Yeshiva HaGaon HaRav Boruch Shimon Schneersohn zt”l and other great Rabbonim. After his marriage, Reb Yitzchok devoted five years to his post-graduate studies, first at Bais Medrash Elyon in Monsey, NY and then back to Yerushalyim in the Kollel of Chassidei Gur.

In 1978, Rabbi Kornwasser began a decades-long career in Jewish education with teaching teenage boys in one of the Gerrer Yeshivos in Israel. Upon his return to Los Angeles he joined the staff of Yeshiva Rav Isacsohn – Toras Emes Academy where he taught various levels of elementary school for a dozen years.

Under the auspices of Kollel Los Angeles, Reb Yitzchok was one of the early Magidei Shiur of the Daf Yomi program, reaching out to adults – especially Seniors - for over twenty years.

Rabbi Kornwasser joined the JETS family in 2008, a position which, in his words, gives him the opportunity to help mold a new generation of Jewish youth.