Rabbi Howard Jachter
Torah Academy of Bergen County, NJ; Congregation Shaari Ora; Beth Din of Elizabeth, NJ
(Teaneck, NJ) Mar 18, 201
For eighteen years, Rabbi Howard Jachter has been a popular and highly regarded teacher of Gemara, Tanach, and Halacha at the Torah Academy of Bergen County (TABC). He is rabbi at the Sephardic Congregation of Teaneck, with which he has been affiliated for many years. Rabbi Jachter serves as a Dayan on the Beth Din of Elizabeth for many years and has acquired an international reputation of excellence in the area of Get administration.
Rabbi Jachter has published dozens of articles in Torah journals both in America and Israel. His weekly columns on Halacha and Tanach are read by thousands worldwide in TABC’s weekly Kol Torah publication (www.koltorah.org), of which he is the faculty advisor.
Rabbi Jachter published four volumes entitled Gray Matter, focusing on contemporary halachic issues and is currently preparing a fifth volume. Rabbi Jachter has also written a number of Sefarim compiling his and his students’ Talmudic insights, as well as produced a CD (together with attorney Martin Shenkman), on halachic issues regarding Living Wills.
He is a member of the Rabbinical Council of America’s Va'ad Halacha and chairman of its Iggun resolution committee. Rabbi Jachter is a major champion of the RCA prenuptial agreement. He lectures throughout the world on subjects of vital concern to the Jewish community and is an eruv consultant to fifty communities worldwide.
Rabbi Jachter has both a bachelors and masters degrees from Yeshiva University and its Bernard Revel Graduate School. He received Yoreh Yoreh and Yadin Yadin semicha from RIETS. He was authorized to administer Gittin from Rav Zalman Nechemia Goldberg, Rav Melech Schachter, Rav Gedalia Schwartz and Rav Ovadia Yosef.
Rabbi Jachter and his wife Malca live in Teaneck, NJ with their five children.