HaRav Yaakov Katz | Rosh Kollel, Rennert Kollel


HaRav Yaakov Katz

Rosh Kollel | Rennert Kollel


HaRav Yaakov Katz, Shlit”a, is Rosh Kollel of Yeshivat Netiv Aryeh’s Rennert Kollel. Although most of his time in Yeshiva is spent with the Kollel, the students fondly remember him for his inimitable role as the Yeshiva’s Shliach Tzibbur for the Yomim Noraim. Over the years many alumni have returned to Yeshiva for these special days. In addition, he often spends Shabbatot at the Yeshiva and participates in many of the Yeshiva’s Shabbatonim in the Old City and elsewhere. In addition to his Torah greatness and tzidkus, HaRav Katz’ warm demeanor makes students feel very comfortable confiding in him and consulting on issues pertaining to their personal lives and growth.

For over forty years, many residents of central Jerusalem have enjoyed HaRav Katz’ daily Gemara shiur in the Yeshurun Synagogue between Mincha and Maariv. Prior to Yeshivat Netiv Aryeh, HaRav Katz spent over thirty years as Rosh Kollel in Yeshivat HaKotel. HaRav Katz spent several years in Yeshivat Ponovezh and developed a very close kesher with many gedolei Yisrael such as HaRav Elazar Menachem Mann Shach zt”l.