Rabbi Avi Weber Named Director of Admissions at Touro’s Lander College for Men

Lander Alum, Seasoned Jewish Educator to Oversee Recruitment and Admissions

December 03, 2020
Rabbi Avi Weber
Rabbi Avi Weber

Since graduating from Lander in 2009, Rabbi Weber has held numerous positions in Jewish education, including Rebbe at Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway (HAFTR) High School, teen youth director at Young Israel of West Hempstead, and currently the director of teen programs at Camp Kaylie and Young Israel of Woodmere. Rabbi Weber is the 2020 recipient of the Gruss Life Monument Funds, Excellence in Teaching Award.

"Being a part of the Lander and Touro family at this time is truly exciting,” Rabbi Weber. “As an alum, I want others to experience the same superior academics combined with warmth, growth, and support that I had as a student. I look forward to building on the enormous success and helping bring Lander College to the next stage of development."

Touro’s Lander College for Men offers students opportunities to pursue their education and numerous professional career paths in an academically challenging setting while also developing themselves as bnei Torah and learning with renowned rebbeim and mentors.

As Director of Admissions, Rabbi Weber will oversee the entire recruitment and admissions process, working individually with prospective students, parents, Israeli yeshivos and high schools to share critical information about Touro’s Lander College for Men, and to help ease the way for students entering the College.

“Rabbi Weber appreciates Lander College for Men from the inside, as an alumnus of the College, musmach and recipient of a graduate degree in Jewish education offered on campus,” said Dr. Sokol. “He truly understands young men, is a star rebbe and camp program director around whom students naturally gravitate, a person with charisma and depth. Rabbi Weber deeply identifies with Lander’s mission and we are thrilled that he has joined us. We expect that he will brilliantly represent what we stand for to prospective students and their families.”

Rabbi Weber succeeds Rabbi Barry Nathan, z"l, as admissions director. Rabbi Nathan, who was dearly beloved and highly successful in his role, tragically passed away a few months ago.   

“Rabbi Avi Weber is most qualified to uphold the legacy and vision of Rabbi Barry Nathan, z"l. In addition to his position as director of admissions, he will serve as Rosh Chabura teaching and mentoring the talmidei hayeshiva,” said HaRav Yonason Sacks, Rosh HaYeshiva.

Rabbi Weber graduated from Lander College for Men with a B.S. in accounting. He went on to earn a master's in Jewish Education from Touro’s Graduate School for Jewish Studies and semicha from Lander’s Beis Medrash L’Talmud in 2011. He studied at Yeshivat Netiv Aryeh in Jerusalem from 2005-2007.

The Lander College for Men Beis Medrash L’Talmud is an undergraduate division of Touro College. Located in Queens, the college is grounded in a dual curriculum of intensive Torah study and a wide range of academic programs including pre-medical and pre-dental studies, computer science, accounting, actuarial science and many more. Dedicated to Touro’s mission of perpetuating the Jewish heritage, Lander prepares students to uphold the ideals of Torah and pursue positions of professional and communal leadership.