Biography: Rabbi Dr. Boaz Tomsky

Rabbi Boaz Tomsky was born and raised in a rural community in New London, Connecticut. He earned his high school diploma at Ner Israel in Baltimore, Maryland. From there, Rabbi Tomsky went to the Talmudic University of Florida and learned under the direction of Rabbi Yochanan Zweig for nine years. During this time, Rabbi Tomsky was an active member of the Miami Beach Chevra Kadisha. He attended Barry University where he received a Masters of Business Administration with a concentration of Finance. He received his Semicha from the Yeshiva in 1998 and subsequently accepted his first position as rabbi at Congregation Beth Abraham in Bangor, Maine. While in Maine, Rabbi Tomsky was a professor at Husson and Beal College, teaching a range of subject matter including Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Business Mathematics and American Sign Language.

     Rabbi Tomsky then moved south where he accepted many responsibilities throughout New England. He was the rabbi at Congregation Ohawe Sholam in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. In addition, he was a professor at the University of New Haven and was the student activities coordinator and middle school Judaic studies instructor at Bi-Cultural Day School.

     In 2005, Rabbi Tomsky became the rabbi of our synagogue, Congregation Ohab Zedek in Belle Harbor, New York. During this time he conducted and presented enlightening shiurim throughout the week that are still displayed on our shul website,, and took an active part in organizing numerous community wide programs. In addition, Rabbi Tomsky is also currently the acting principal at our local day school, the Yeshiva of Belle Harbor and is an adjunct professor at Touro College in the school of Business. In 2007, Rabbi Tomsky became Rabbi Dr. Boaz Tomsky, earning a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Hartford. His dissertation is entitled: Administrators’ Perceptions of Curriculum Integration within Jewish community day schools. To read Rabbi Tomsky's dissertation in its entirety, Click here

      Rabbi Tomsky is a member of the Rabbinical Council of America and associate rabbi for the National Council of Young Israel where he publishes numerous articles for their weekly Torah mailing. Rabbi Tomsky is blessed with four children: Malka, Shira, Sara and Avi.