Rabbi Avraham Berman
5th Grade Boys and Middle School Rabbi
Year Honored: 2023
Yavneh Hebrew Academy
Los Angeles, CA
For the past 15 years, Rabbi Avraham Berman has been the first to arrive every day to lead Morning Minyan for students at the Yavneh Hebrew Academy. His energy, passion and zest for Judaic Studies has set a high bar both inside and outside of the classroom. Like clockwork, his unwavering commitment to students has made him a respected leader at Yavneh.
Rabbi Berman coordinates the “Kol Rom” Tefila Club and is also the point person for the Academy’s Gemara program, enlightening students about Torah teachings and commentaries. Students are introduced to Gemara for the first time by Rabbi Berman in the fifth grade, then return for advanced tracks in seventh and eighth grade. Colleagues celebrate his contagious sense of humor, professionalism, and creativity in the classroom. His mentorship to the boys of Yavneh has undoubtedly helped foster the next generation of exemplary Jewish scholars, leaders and educators.
Note: This biography was current at the time this educator received the Award