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Rabbi Daniel Korobkin - Beth Avraham Yoseph of Toronto

Rabbi Daniel Korobkin


Dear Friends,

Welcome! I hope you are enjoying the BAYT website and that it gives you a small taste of what awaits you upon entering the doors of our holy home of prayer, Torah study, and community. We are always updating our website, so please check back often.

To see my blog, please click here.

BAYT means “home” in Hebrew, and when you come to the BAYT, you truly are coming home. We are an integral part of the Thornhill Jewish community, providing a warm and traditional synagogue and community centre for all.    As the Rav, it’s my honour to personally welcome you, not just to this website, but into our community.

The BAYT is an extremely active congregation, with programs, shiurim, and activities operating around the calendar and around the clock. We proudly represent a broad spectrum of Orthodoxy, and because we view each other as family, we all get along under this amazingly large and accepting “tent”. 

In addition to multiple daily minyanim and learning opportunities, we are also a centre for adult and youth education and programming, social activities, and special events. We have an active Brotherhood and Sisterhood, both of whom round out the BAYT’s services and programs. In addition, our shul is politically active in supporting both Canada and Israel. We pride ourselves in being a strongly Zionist congregation with one of the highest rates of aliyah in North America.

If you are blessed to be planning a simcha, our on-site caterer, Jacobs Catering, is recognized as one of the leading kosher caterers serving the wider Toronto Jewish population, facilitating simchas of all sizes in various venues throughout the building.

Please browse this site as it will give you an opportunity to understand the full scope of the BAYT community. In addition, visit us on Facebook!

Come join our thriving congregation. For more information, contact our Executive Director, Mordechai Bookbinder or our office manager in charge of membership, Leslie Lewis.

If I can ever be of service, please don't hesitate to call: (905) 886-3810 x125.

It would give me great pleasure to greet you personally at shul. Until then, enjoy the website!


Rabbi N. Daniel Korobkin



Members Respond to Rabbi and Rebbetzin Korobkin




Rabbi Korobkin with Stephen Harper at 24 Sussex Drive for a Channukah party for Jewish leaders.Rabbi Korobkin is a past executive board member of the Rabbinical Council of America, having also served as regional vice president. He is the founder of the RCA's Rabbis' Forum, an exclusive listserv for Orthodox rabbis. Rabbi Korobkin serves the Toronto, Ontario area as a certified mohel.

Rabbi Korobkin received his rabbinic ordination from Ner Israel Rabbinical College in Baltimore, where he studied Jewish law, ethics and philosophy. He received his Master of Arts degree in medieval Jewish and Islamic thought from UCLA's Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, and his Master of Science degree from the Johns Hopkins University School for Engineering at the Applied Physics Laboratory. He was an adjunct professor at Muhlenberg College, and wrote a feature column for Hakol, the Lehigh Valley's Jewish newspaper. Before moving to Canada in 2011, he was Rosh Kehilla (spiritual community leader) of Yavneh in Los Angeles. He also provided synagogue services for the Orthodox Union's entire west coast region. He has served as spiritual leader for Young Israel Synagogue of San Diego (where he was also the congregation's founding rabbi) and for Congregation Sons of Israel in Allentown, PA. He is the author of the new translation of the classic philosophic work The Kuzari: In Defense of the Despised Faith.

Links to Shiurim on Kosher Tube

Sun, 23 October 2016 21 Tishrei 5777