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chicago institute of women's learning
midwest center for jewish learning

MCJL Leadership


Rabbi Yakov Danishefsky

Yakov Danishefsky is a passionate and engaging educator of adults and teenagers. He is known for his blend of personal meaning, spirituality, and intellectual depth. In addition to directing the MCJL, Yakov teaches at Ida Crown Jewish Academy. Yakov has Rabbinical Ordination and a Masters in Jewish Philosophy from Yeshiva University and is a graduate of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship. He is also currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Social Work. Yakov's dream is to be an Offensive Coordinator in the NFL and he recently began his coaching career as the assistant coach for the Ida Crown varsity basketball team.

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Mon, July 23 2018 11 Av 5778