Rabbi Joshua Kahn has been appointed the new head of the Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy/Yeshiva University High School for Boys (MSTA).
Welcoming the new school head, Miriam Goldberg, chair of Yeshiva University High Schools said, "rabbi Kahn brings a well articulated vision for academic and cultural excellence to MSTA, the only yeshiva high school on the campus of an established university."
"He has a deep caring for the complete wellbeing and happiness of our students. He is driven towards excellence and has the unique ability to inspire all those around him to that same standard," added Goldberg.
Rabbi Kahn is a graduate of YU's Yeshiva College, Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, and Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration, where he is pursuing a doctorate in education.
He most recently served as the associate principal of Judaic studies and dean of student life at the Torah Academy of Bergen County. There he led initiatives like Senior Mentoring and Beit Midrash Programs, and organized chesed and disaster relief missions in addition to teaching Bible and Jewish law courses.
The current MSTA head Rabbi Michael Taubes will stay on at the school as Rosh Yeshiva.
“From the very first meeting, he impressed the search committee with his thoughtfulness and vision, and the committee and Board are excited at the prospect of his leadership as we enter the next chapter of this school’s storied history, building upon the accomplishments of Rabbi Taubes,” said Joshua Jacoby, executive director of YU High Schools.
“We’re excited to have Rabbi Kahn at the helm just as the school enters its second century.”
Rabbi Joshua Joseph, senior vice president at YU, said, "Yeshiva University and the Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy are very excited to welcome Rabbi Josh Kahn as the new head of school at our High School for Boys. Rabbi Kahn brings experience and expertise as well as humility and strength to a team of leaders that includes our talented rabbanim and stellar faculty.”