About Rabbi Yaakov Tanenbaum
Rabbi Yaakov Tanenbaum has been the Rabbi of Bikur Cholim-Machzikay Hadath since the Fall of 2016. Rabbi Tanenbaum learned in the Toronto Kollel under the auspices of Rav Shlomo Miller for eleven years prior to coming to Seattle. He obtained smicha from Rav Miller and from Rav Reuven Silver, a former Rosh Yeshiva of Ner Yisroel, Toronto.
Rabbi Tanenbaum is originally from Savannah, Georgia, which he credits for instilling within him his ever-present Southern hospitality. He holds a BA in Political Science, an MBA in Finance and International Marketing, and was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study in Jerusalem where he dedicated a year to researching the effect of a lack of a constitution on Israel’s democracy. Rabbi Tanenbaum is very excited to be teaching Halacha in Derech Emunah.