Dean and Rosh Yeshiva

Rabbi Amram Gabay was born in Morocco. He received smicha from Yeshivat Eshel in Strasbourg, France. Rabbi Gabay continued on in the Yeshiva for many years as mashgiach ruchani. In 1984, Rabbi Gabay and his family came to Los Angeles, California to become the Mara D’atra of Adat Yeshurun Congregation. The shul started in a small store front and today is one of the largest Sephardic congregations in Los Angeles. Rabbi Gabay believes in the importance of spreading Torah and has helped many smaller shuls open up in many different neighborhoods in Los Angeles.

Limud hatorah, Derech Eretz, and Ahavat Yisrael are the foundations of life and of paramount importance to Rabbi Gabay. His mission is to help his fellow man see the beauty of Torah and increase Torah learning in the community. Therefore, the next logical step was for him to build a beautiful elementary school which teaches these precepts and where children can go home and share what they have learned with their parents. Rabbi Gabay named his school after Rabbi Chaim ben Attar who was the Or Hachaim Hakadosh.  It is Rabbi Gabay’s dream that Torah should be the guiding light in how we all live our lives.