Rabbi Binyamin Yuhanan

Rabbi Binyamin Yuhanan has been with EMET since 2007. He was born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, and at the age of 16, moved to Philadelphia. Being a great chess player, he won many national tournaments in high school and college. He attended Drexel University where he graduated, majoring in Physics and minoring in Biology. While at Drexel, he founded the Astronomy club, creating a forum for those interested in learning about the cosmos. After graduating from University, he conducted scientific research in Particle Physics at Brookhaven National Lab in Long Island, and in Structural Biology at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel. While in Israel, Rabbi Yuhanan also worked as a computer programmer at Intel Corporation, and was involved in the creation of state-of-the-art technology. After returning to America in the late 90's, Rabbi Yuhanan started learning at Ohr Somayach in Monsey. In 2003, he received his Semicha (Rabbinic Ordination) from Rabbi Zimmerman, the Chief Rabbi of Gateshead, United Kingdom. After receiving Semicha, Rabbi Yuhanan learned Torah full-time in Monsey until 2011. While there, he taught Talmud to other students in 2004-2005. In addition to learning at Ohr Somayach, Rabbi Yuhanan teaches Math, Biology, and Chemistry in High Schools in Monsey and Queens Currently, he travels daily from Monsey to Queens and teaches Torah every morning from 7-9 AM at the Bet Gavriel Center. Rabbi Yuhanan is actively involved in the establishment of the new Bni Bechori Bucharian community in Monsey. He also plays a pivotal role in assisting married EMET students with setting up kosher homes.