Rabbi Yakov Danishefsky
Yakov is a clinical therapist specializing in trauma, sex-addiction, and other life-adjustment challenges. He is also a public speaker and Jewish educator blending spirituality, philosophy, and psychology. In the classroom, Yakov is a passionate and engaging teacher whose main goal is to stimulate curiosity and independent thinking. For Yakov, the greatest teaching moments are when students develop original understandings to renew ancient ideas. Challenge, debate, and re-analysis are the staples of Yakov’s learning environment. He earned Semicha and a Masters in Jewish Philosophy from Yeshiva University, completed his Masters in Social Work from Walden University, and was a member of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship. He lives in Chicago with his wife and four children.
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