Dov Schochet is a Rabbi and teacher at The Shul and Principal of the CYS College of Jewish Studies. He gives weekly classes on a wide variety of topics including Talmud, Ethics of our Fathers, the Prophets, Chumash textual analysis etc. Along with seasonal courses covering the breadth of Jewish life. Dov was born in Miami and currently resides in Surfside with his wife Kayla and their three children. Prior to coming to The Shul, Dov served as an instructor in Yeshiva Tifferet Bachurim in Morristown, NJ and ran a learning summer program for teens in Parkland FL. He received his Rabbinic ordination from Kollel Tiferet Menachem in Pacific Palisades, California. He then received Dayanut from Rabbi Moshe Gutnick of Sydney Australia while studying in Brooklyn, NY.
After getting married, he lived in Jerusalem for three years while studying in the old city in the Tzemach Tzedek Shul. While there, Dov received his license from the State of Israel to be a Rabbinic Lawyer, authorizing him to argue cases in front of the Israeli Rabbinic courts. He also began personal training with Rabbis in both Jerusalem and Monsey, NY for practical knowledge in family purity laws. Dov objective is to elevate the level of Torah knowledge in the community. By fostering in depth study and an appreciation for our rich academic history, his goal is to bring real awareness and understanding to our beautiful Torah, its laws, our festivals and Jewish thought.