Rabbi Yaakov Kier

Meet Rabbi Yaakov Kier

The guiding force behind BMZE, Rabbi Kier is defined by his unquenchable passion for Torah. A YTCTE alumnus, he takes pride in seeing his talmidim emerge as true Bnei Torah, who are defined by their mussar and middos. Rabbi Kier gives a weekly Sunday morning halacha shiur for the community, taking over Rabbi Dovid Sharfman ZT”L’s popular Rise and Learn Sunday morning shiur. (Visit our shiurim archives here to watch or listen.)

What I do

I run the Bais Medrash and help create an atmosphere of shteiging and growth.

How I make a difference at YTCTE

I’m able to relate to my talmidim and encourage them to utilize their talents and potential. What continually drives me is the quest to pass on to them the meaningful mesorah of Torah and mussar my rebbiem gave me.

My favorite part about what I do

When I captivate a talmid with a good question. We’re all learning together and I enjoy getting to learn in the Bais Medrash like a young bochur, too!

Parting Words

My father-in-law was a Rosh HaYeshiva in YTCTE for many years, which continually inspires me. I’m also encouraged by my wife who is my partner in all that I do.