Yavneh’s spiritual and inclusive services operate within the framework of halakha, including a minyan of ten men and a mechitza, under the guidance of Scholar in Residence Rabbi Jeffrey S. Fox, Rosh Yeshivah of Yeshivat Maharat.
Rabbi Fox was the first graduate of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah (YCT). Upon graduation, Rabbi Fox served as the spiritual leader of Kehilat Kesher: The Community Synagogue of Tenafly and Englewood, NJ. Over the course of seven years the shul grew from thirty families to just over one hundred. During that time he also served on the faculty of YCT, the Drisha Institute of Jewish Education, the Florence Melton Adult Mini-School as well as Yeshivat Hadar. While in New Jersey he served as a member of the board of the Synagogue Leadership Initiative of the UJA, J-ADD (Jewish Adults with Developmental Disabilities) as well as the RCBC (Rabbincal Council of Bergen County). Rabbi Fox currently serves as the Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivat Maharat - where he is training women for religious and spiritual leadership in the Orthodox community. He lives in Riverdale with his wife Beth and their four boys.