Rabbi Lawrence Hajioff
Originally from London, England, Rabbi Lawrence Hajioff graduated with honors in political science from Manchester University. After working for MTV in news production, and winning the national competition ‘Jewish Stand-Up Comedian’ of the Year, Rabbi Hajioff traveled to study in Israel and then Monsey to receive his rabbinical smicha ordination from Yeshiva Ohr Somayach.
Rabbi Hajioff was the educational director of Birthright Israel Alumni in Manhattan, New York. He has been instrumental in implementing programs for Birthright Israel and has led nearly thirty trips to Israel, Poland and Prague for hundreds of young professionals.
In 2014, Rabbi Hajioff founded his new organization the Interactive Jewish Community (IJC). The IJC runs classes, trips and programs for high school, college and young professionals in the tri-state area.
Rabbi Hajioff is on the full-time faculty of Stern College for Women at Yeshiva University. His very popular credited courses include courses on Jewish Philosophy, Mashiach, Jewish holidays, Shabbat and many others. He received the "Professor of the Year" award in Judaic Studies from the senior year students at Stern.
His very popular book "Jew Got Questions" was a best seller and his follow up Will Jew Marry Me? Is online at Amazon.com and in stores now. His new book is on the Jewish Messiah, Mashiach, Israel and the End of Days was just released in early 2018.
Rabbi Hajioff lives in Wesley Hills with his wife Anita and their five children.