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Dovid Harris

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Rabbi Dovid Harris
Rabbi Dovid Harris giving shiur

1945 (age 78–79)
Nationality United States of America
ChildrenShlomo Zalman
Parent(s)Sam and Mildred Harris
Alma materYeshivas Chofetz Chaim
ProfessionRosh Hayeshiva/head of yeshiva
Jewish leader
PredecessorRabbi Henoch Leibowitz
ProfessionRosh Hayeshiva/head of yeshiva
SynagogueYeshivas Chofetz Chaim
PositionRosh Hayishiva/head of the Yeshiva
YeshivaYeshivas Chofetz Chaim
PositionCo-Rosh Yeshiva (Dean)
OrganizationYeshivas Chofetz Chaim
BeganApril 15, 2008
ResidenceKew Gardens Hills, Queens, New York
SemikhahFrom RSA

Rabbi Dovid Harris (born 1945) is an Orthodox rabbi who, along with Rabbi Akiva Grunblatt and Rabbi Shaul Opoczynski, serves as Rosh Hayeshiva (deans) at the Yeshivas Rabbeinu Yisrael Meir HaKohen.[1] He is a prominent figure in the yeshiva world and speaks annually at the Torah Umesorah - National Society for Hebrew Day Schools convention. He also serves on the Rabbinic advisory committee of Torah Umesorah.

Life and education


Rabbi Harris was born in 1945 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, where he attended Scranton Hebrew Day school. From there, he went to the Rabbinical Seminary of America in Queens, New York, graduating high school and continuing in its post-high school program. In 1964, Rabbi Harris, along with the entire Yeshiva, traveled to Israel to study. In 1968, Rabbi Harris returned to Israel along with the entire Yeshiva. He remained there to help strengthen the Israel branch. Rabbi Harris would complete his studies at the Yeshiva in 1973 after receiving his rabbinic ordination. He has continued working for the Yeshiva and its affiliates.



In 1974, he co-founded the school's first external affiliate branch, the Talmudical Institute of Upstate New York, also known as "Rochester", together with Rabbi Menachem Davidowitz.[2]

In the Fall of 1988, Harris also founded Mesivta Tiferes Yisroel, another branch of the Chofetz Chaim Network.

See also



  1. ^ "Rabbi Henoch Leibowitz, Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim, dies.,Shlomo Greenwald, Jewish Press Staff Reporter". Archived from the original on 2009-06-18. Retrieved 2010-08-31.
  2. ^ "Talmudical Institute of Upstate New York | (716) 473-2810". 25 June 2021.