Jewish Journal

YULA vice principal’s sons to attend alma mater

by Rachel Wizenfeld

August 24, 2011 | 3:00 pm

Rabbi Joseph Schreiber, the vice principal of YULA Boys High School and a 1974 Yeshivat Kerem B’Yavneh alumnus, is sending two of his sons to his alma mater this month.

Nathaniel and Daniel Schreiber, who are triplets along with their sister, Elisheva, decided separately to go to the post-high school learning program in Israel without any pressure from their father, Rabbi Schreiber said.

Yeshivat Kerem B’Yavneh (KBY) was founded in 1954 as the first hesder yeshiva in Israel, which combines talmudic study with service in the Israel Defense Forces. In the 1960s, KBY initiated a learning program for post-high school students from the United States and other countries. About 100 L.A. high school graduates have attended the program since its opening, according to Leah Russel, KBY administrator. Prominent KBY alumni in Los Angeles include Rabbi Elazar Muskin of Young Israel of Century City and Rabbi Yitzchak Etshalom, a lecturer and teacher at YULA Boys High School.

“It’s very, very exciting and gratifying to know that they are able to follow a bit, hopefully, in their father’s footsteps, and they should just be able to get as much out of it and grow in their learning and personal growth,” Rabbi Schreiber said.

Elisheva Schreiber is planning to attend Chochmas Lev, a newer seminary in the Bayit V’Gan neighborhood of Jerusalem.

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