Students are given the opportunity and are strongly encouraged to participate in any extra curricular activities in the school. These programs are geared toward developing character, leadership and encouraging community service. Our staff work together on developing a year of programs that promote student development based on his interests, makes school a more rewarding and fun environment, and a great opportunity to add to a college resume. Use the navigation to the right to experience all of the exciting student activities at YULA!
Rabbi Shimon Abramczik
Dean of Students
Director of Israel Guidance
Director of Student Activities - 11th & 12th Grade
Rabbi Shimon Abramczik spent ten years in Jerusalem pursuing his advanced Gemara learning at Yeshivas Bais Yisroel and then at the famed Mirrer Yeshiva. Rabbi Abramczik received his Bachelors in Talmudic Letters and then went on to receive a degree in Community Leadership and Jewish Education from Ner LeElef Jerusalem Institute for Jewish Leadership and Education. He received Rabbinic Ordination from both Rabbi Moshe Halberstam zt"l, a chief member of the Edah Charedis Rabbinical Court of Jerusalem, and Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Lerner.
Rabbi Abramczik has spent the last fifteen years teaching Torah to students of all levels and backgrounds. Prior to joining YULA, Rabbi Abramczik spent time at The Zone, a crisis center for "at risk" youth in Jerusalem, counseling and mentoring troubled teens. He then joined the Link Kollel where he gave regular classes on multiple topics ranging from Talmud and Halacha to Jewish Thought.
Rabbi Abramczik has been in YULA the past thirteen years and is blessed with his wife, Huvi, and 7 children.
Rabbi Michael Abraham
Director of Student Activities - 10th Grade
Rabbi Michael Abraham has been teaching in Los Angeles for 18 years and is currently a 10th grade Rebbe, Director of Student Activities, and the Associate Rabbi at Kehilat Mogen David Sephardic Minyan. He was born in Italy and grew up in Eretz Israel where he served in the IDF. He graduated Yeshiva from Nachalat David Petach Tikvah, received semikha from Kollel Beit Meir in Yerushalyim, earned his Bachelor and Liberal Arts degree from Excelsior College and a degree in Education from American Jewish University. He has taught in other institutions such as Mikdash Melekh, Shalhevet middle school and YULA Girls. Rabbi Abraham has been in Los Angeles for the past 18 years with his wife Yisca and his four children Avigayl, David, Tamar and Noam.
Rabbi Nissan Ahoobim
Director of Student Activities - 9th Grade
Rabbi Nissan Ahoobim joined the YULA Boys team of Judaic studies teachers this Fall. Rabbi Ahoobim spent seven years studying in Yeshiva and Kollel in Jerusalem, culminating in receiving Semicha from his Rebbe, the renowned Rav Yitzhak Berkovits of the Jerusalem Kollel. He simultaneously completed a three-year outreach and educational training program through Ner L’elef. Rabbi Ahoobim joins YULA with over a decade of community Rabbinic, outreach and teaching experience, both formal and informal. He has experience teaching students of all levels and backgrounds. His gentle, warm and caring personality make him relatable and well-loved by his students. He not only passionately teaches Torah in the classroom, but also coaches and guides students as well as young professionals in their personal growth and unique life journey.