Yeshivas Toras Simcha Welcomes Rabbi Hillel Shepard as Menahel

The YTS Board of Directors

We are excited to announce that the new menahel of Yeshivas Toras Simcha, starting with the 2023-2024 school year, will be Rabbi Hillel Shepard, currently menahel of the Mesivta of Cincinnati.

Rabbi Shepard, a talmid of Philadelphia and Ner Yisroel, brings significant chinuch experience to Yeshivas Toras Simcha, including teaching the eleventh grade at Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Monsey for nine years and serving as menahel of the Mesivta of Cincinnati for several years. Rabbi Shepard’s amazing combination of Torah, mesorah, personality, skills, experience, simcha, expertise, and leadership, make him an amazing fit for Yeshivas Toras Simcha. He has enjoyed success with a broad range of talmidim, many of whom retain a close connection with him many years later. Rabbi Shepard has the enthusiastic support of the Search Committee, Board, and Vaad Hachinuch.

First and foremost we would like to thank Hashem for guiding us to this point. We also wish to thank our Vaad HaChinuch, Search Committee, staff, and parents for their efforts and support throughout this process. We would not have reached this amazing milestone without the leadership of our interim menahel, Rabbi Hillel Mandel, and the assistance of Rabbi Yisroel Rubinfeld and Rabbi Yehoshua Levy of Torah Umesorah, and Rabbi Heshy Glass of the Consortium of Jewish Day Schools. Finally, please join us in extending our gratitude by welcoming Rabbi Shepard and his family (back) to Baltimore and to the Yeshivas Toras Simcha family.

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