Rabbi Dr. Joel Zeff holds a bachelor’s degree in Hebrew language, a master’s degree in Jewish history, and received rabbinic ordination from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary of Yeshiva University. He has served as the spiritual leader of congregations in Los Angeles and Sacramento. The Zeff family moved to Israel in 1994 where Rabbi Zeff has held senior positions in the field of yeshiva education. Concurrent with his rabbinic work, he has completed a doctorate in pastoral counseling and advanced training in TEAM-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, exploring the interface between psychology, spirituality, and ethics. Rabbi Joel and Donna Zeff are the proud parents of nine children and grandparents to eleven. Rabbi Dr. Zeff is well known as an unusually gifted speaker and teacher, and a compassionate, wise, and skilled pastoral counselor.