Rabbi Yitzchok Isaac Yagod has a passion for out-of-town communities. He spent many happy childhood years in
Rabbi Yagod has his roots from the first Shomer Shabbos families of
Rabbi Yagod learned in Torah Vodaas,
In 1982, he received his first Semicha from Rav Shloime Leib Weinberger. Rabbi Yagod continued to learn part time after receiving Semicha and began training in practical p'sak halacha towards Yoreh Yoreh.
Rabbi Yagod did not want to burden anyone with his parnassah needs and was dedicated to supporting his family with "yegiyah kapayim" . He worked in electronics part time and migrated into computer repairs and networking . In 1988, he received his B.Sc. in Computer Science from
In 1990-1993, Rabbi Yagod learned part/most time in Kollel in
For the past ten years, Rabbi Yagod has been a Kashrus professional for major Kashrus organizations and has been a Chaver Beis Din for over eleven years. He has also published three Kuntressim, Halachic essays, in all three volumes of the Sefer Nachalas Yitzchok.
Seven years ago, Rabbi Yagod became the Rabbi of Congregation Beth Avraham in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania The Shul has subsequently moved to Palmer Township, Pennsylvania and services the entire Bethlehem-Easton area as the only Orthodox shul in the county.
With the ever increasing reality that small towns are struggling to keep their Shuls open and provide Jewish life and Rabbinic guidance Rabbi felt that he must do something to help. He traveled frequently to
It did not take long until Rabbi Yagod caught the attention of the Bangor Shul president and was recently asked by Congregation Beth Abraham to become the “Rav Hakellilla” and the results are that Rabbi Yagod is now the “Rav in three” communities!
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