Since joining Hasmonean in 2016, Rabbi Yaakov Bennett has supported the development of the Kodesh provision in a number roles, including as a Hebrew Reading Co-ordinator, Assistant Director of Learning, and Subject Leader for Religious Studies. He was appointed Director of Learning for Kodesh at Hasmonean High School for Girls in September 2021.
Rabbi Bennett studied in various yeshivas in Israel after finishing high school, including in Yeshivas Mir and the Ohr Lagola programme. He received semicha Yoreh De’ah from Rav Zalman Nechemia Goldberg and then began teaching in Yeshivas Ohr Samayach, Jerusalem. On his return to London, Rabbi Bennett began teaching Jewish Studies at JFS, where he held the position of Co-ordinator of Key Stage 3 of Jewish Studies where he was responsible for the Kodesh provision for 900 students in Years 7 - 9. During his time at JFS, Rabbi Bennet gained QTS and completed his NQT year.
In the wider community, Rabbi Bennett led the Beit HaLimud Minyan at Edgware United from 2018 - 2021 and is a popular maggid shiur for teens and adults in Edgware.
Rabbi Bennett is driven to ensure that Hasmonean delivers a high quality, demanding and dynamic Torah education with students who are inspired by the beauty of Torah and see it as a guiding force in their life.