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Rabbi Ben Atwood

Rabbi Ben Atwood comes to Toco Hills from Teaneck, New Jersey, graduated from Yeshiva College with a BA in English, and was a Straus Scholar at YU’s Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought. Beforehand, he spent two years studying in Israel at Yeshivat Har Etzion. He has received rabbinic ordination from Yeshiva University in tandem with a certificate in Mental Health Counseling at Yeshiva University’s Ferkauf School of Psychology.

Ben currently serves as the Assistant Rabbi at Ohr HaTorah and on the Judaic Studies faculty of Atlanta Jewish Academy High School. Over the previous two years, he co-created and co-directed OU-JLIC of Greater Atlanta. He spends his summers on the admin team of the Tikvah Scholars Program for High School Students and has been involved with Yavneh on Campus, Camp Moshava IO, NCSY, the Memphis Torah Fellowship, and the Shalhevet Jewish Educators Fellowship.

Ben, his wife Rachel (Rosenberg), and their son Izzy love the Ohr HaTorah community and are excited to play a part in ushering in the community’s next era.

Wed, June 12 2024 6 Sivan 5784