Rabbi Yehuda A. Fogel, MA, serves as the director of the Junior High School boys division and director of student activities grades 1-8. He represents HALB’s vision, philosophy, and educational objectives while managing day-to-day operations of the Junior High School. He also has overall responsibility for extra-curricular programs, religious and academic programing, leadership, and supervision of Limudei Kodesh faculty and school policies. Rabbi Fogel cultivates an environment that promotes respect and appropriate decorum in all aspects of student life by establishing a strong rapport with the students. He conducts ongoing communication with students, teachers and parents regarding students’ progress. Rabbi Fogel is also responsible for keeping and updating the school calendar and communicating all events to participating parties.
Rabbi Fogel joined HALB in 2006 and has taught 5-8th grade subjects including Gemara, Chumash, Navi, Yediot Klaliot, and Dinim. He also served as the Junior High School Boys guidance counselor, Rabbi Fogel attended Yeshivas Ohr Hachaim where he received his Semicha. Rabbi Fogel graduated Suma Cum Laude from Lander College of Arts & Sciences with a BA in Psychology. He Graduated with his MA in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University. While at Columbia, he served as the Program Ambassador of the Counseling and Clinical Psychology Department. He has been a member of a research team at Columbia University and has researched and published in areas, including pathways of religious and spiritual development in adolescence, specifically pertaining to depression, attachment, addiction, and posttraumatic growth. Rabbi Fogel lives in Woodmere NY with his wife Yocheved and their four boys. Rabbi Fogel is grateful for the opportunity to be part of such an integral educational institution, administration and staff. Most importantly he is thankful for the opportunity to help his students grow and prepare for their lives ahead.