Where your spiritual endeavours come to fruition

After having moved to our new wonderful building, Od Yosef Hai has been blessed with a magnificent Synagogue and centre for our people. Through the generosity of members in the community we have been able to grow from strength to strength and fulfil our dreams one step at a time.

The Od Yosef Hai Yeshivah has become a busy centre for seeking the D’var Hashem, with Torah learning and activities from the early hours of the day until the late hours at night.

Run with enthusiasm and energy by Dayan David shlita – the community is fortunate and proud to be able to boast such a rich depth of Torah wisdom and understanding available to all those who seek it. More of the Dayan’s exclusive shiurim will be made accessible online in the near future. Please do contact Mr Moshe King for more information. A direct initiative email address has been dedicated to such causes, so please feel free to alleviate your urges by contacting at kollel@odyosefhai.com.


Although given to some disrepute – there is a traditional custom that bears much fruit to those who pursue such activities… That of asking your local orthodox spiritual guide and mentor is a most valued trait to have – and we are more than fortunate to provide instant access via the technology that is the World Wide Web for purposes of relieving you of your doubts.

Send us your questions by post, email, or even turning up and asking in person! Please be mindful that given to constraints of time and resources only a select few of the most interesting and informative questions and answers will be posted online for all to gain the benefits from. In strict confidence, your name will be kept anonymous unless you choose otherwise.

“If a Jew doesn’t make Kiddush (to sanctify himself by maintaining a distinctly Jewish lifestyle), then the non-Jew will make Havdalah for him (by making the Jew realize he is truly different).” – R’ Chaim of Volozhin

Dayan David shlita

dayandavidBorn in Rangoon, Dayan David shlita spent time learning in the Brisk Yeshivah Jerusalem, Gateshead Kollel before accepting a teaching position in Yeshivat Porat Yosef, Jerusalem. After a few years the Dayan was invited to start a Kollel in Buenos Aires, Argentina which produced a generation of Torah scholars and leaders now serving throughout South America. The Dayan then answered the call of his community in London and sought the agreement of Rav Shach z”l before taking the guardianship of the Od Yosef Hai Yeshivah.

This was and remains to be the turning point of the Od Yosef Hai community. Under the Dayan’s leadership the community continues to grow and prosper. Od Yosef Hai has developed a reputation for religious sincerity and compassion. The Dayan is well known for instinctively answering the call of anyone in need, be they rich or poor, member or non-member, Eastern or Western.

The Dayan’s deep knowledge of Torah is the benefit to all those who come to seek it. And nurturing a stronger awareness and appreciation of Torah in the community has led to the expression “Let’s learn a Jewish word” to ring in our ears daily.

Rabbi Yosef David

rabbidavidHaving learnt in Ponevich Yeshivah, Bnei Brak the Rabbi then joined the Kollel of Rav Mordechai Eliyahu z”l in Jerusalem. The Rabbi was under the guidance and tutelage of Chief Rabbi the Rishon LeZion for 12 years, gaining Rabbinical ordination (smicha) from the Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem Rav Shalom Mashash as well as the Rishon LeZion Rav Mordechai Eliyahu z”l.

The Rabbi’s dynamic style in energy and enthusiasm is mesmerising to all who merit to attend the shiurim and learning initiatives that the Rabbi gives. The excitement in bringing the Torah alive to all participants is sought after by other institutions, however the Rabbi’s dedication to the Od Yosef Hai Yeshivah program means that these engagements are limited outside of the Od Yosef Hai set up.

Full scheduled program of available shiurim and learning opportunities for all eager participants will follow shortly. If you do have any suggestions for topics of discussion, please feel free to contact us at the Office.

A most important tradition in the Jewish world is to connect the rigours of daily toil in work with pertinent Torah studying. Furthermore dedicating learning in the memory of a lost one at the time of their Yahrzeit is, in the mystical writings, a most sensitive and tremendous thing.

If you would like to sponsor a week of Torah learning in the merit of someone please donate via our special Paypal facility including the relevant details in the comments section or contact the Office for further details.


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