Rabbi David Delman

Rabbi David Delman or Rabbi Dave as he is affectionately known by his students, grew up in Silver Spring, MD. After graduating from Yeshiva High School in 2000, Dave spent the next 5 years studying at various Torah institutions in Israel which culminated in receiving his Rabbinic ordination from Yeshiva Ohr Somayach. In 2003 Dave married Tova Kober, and together they began a lifelong passion for Jewish outreach. Out of their home in Ramat Beit Shemesh, Tova and Dave undertook a program for at risk teenagers. The program was an instant success and many people today lead productive and fulfilling lives due to their efforts. In 2006 Tova and Dave moved to Austin, Texas to continue their outreach work at the University of Texas. After just one year, Rabbi Dave and Tova accepted a position entailing greater responsibility with R.O.O.T.S at Stony Brook University. Simultaneously, Dave completed graduate school at the Yeshiva University Wurzweiler program and now practices Social Work part time, and all while devoting himself to the Jewish students at S.B.U. Now residing adjacent to Emet headquarters in Kew Gardens Hills, Rabbi Dave and his wife continue to open their home and their hearts to hundreds of college students every year! Dave and Tova have 5 beautiful children, Pinchas, Sara Bracha, Tzivia Ahuva, Yocheved Gittel and Kayla.