In addition to serving as Morah d'Atra of Teaneck´s Congregation Rinat Yisrael since 1979, Rabbi Yosef Adler became Rosh HaYeshiva of Torah Academy of Bergen County (TABC) in 1990, just one year after TABC become SINAI’s first partner high school. Both SINAI and TABC are proud of the strong, mutually beneficial relationship that quickly developed, and continues to thrive, between the two schools. Both schools also recognize that Rabbi Adler’s deep commitment to the inclusion of SINAI students within TABC is the foundation upon which this successful relationship was built.
Rabbi Adler is a gifted educator and respected posek, and his overall goal within these capacities is to produce a generation of B’nai Torah who recognize their responsibilities to G-d, their fellow man, and Medinat Yisrael. During a mini–Sabbatical in Israel, he wrote a commentary on the Haggadah based on the teaching of the Rav, zt"l.
Rabbi Adler previously served as associate principal at Hillel Yeshiva High School in Deal. He taught Talmud and American History at Frisch, and was also coordinator of the Advanced Talmud Department at Ramaz. He received his rabbinic ordination from Yeshiva University and his master ́s degree at its Bernard Revel Graduate School. He is a member and former president of the Rabbinical Council of Bergen County.
As SINAI reflects back on three decades of partnership with TABC, it recognizes both the significant role that Rabbi Adler has played in the successful growth of SINAI at TABC and the extent to which his stalwart support has been instrumental in changing community attitudes toward individuals with special needs. SINAI is truly grateful for the opportunity to honor Rabbi Adler and publicly recognize these significant achievements.