Mara D’asra and Posek

Rav Avraham Yitzchok Elbaz is American born and educated in the great Yeshivas of Mir and BMG. Soon after marrying Chana (Nee Schwab) in 1992, he continued his studies in Mir Yeshiva Jerusalem for the next 13 years. During that time he co-headed a group of serious Kollel students in different areas of Halacha. After receiving Smicha from leading Rabbonim including Hagaon Rav Moshe Halberstam Zt”l of the Eida Hachareidis in Jerusalem, he continued to co-lead another group of Kollel students as part of the network of Ateres Shlomo. He is, and continues to be, a Talmid Muvhak of a Hagaon Rav Yitzchok Berkovitz for more than 25 years. Today, Rav Elbaz is leading a vibrant congregation “Gevuras Yosef” in the fast growing community of French Hill, Jerusalem. He is also the Posek of Yeshivas Aish Hatorah in the Old City. His ability to transmit exciting and passionate Shiurim endears him to a wide range of audiences. Currently he lives with his wife, children and grandchildren in Jerusalem, Israel.