About The Instructor
Reb Yossi in his own words: When I first entered into Yeshiva, I had incredible desire and interest in Torah. However, over time, it became more mechanical. Breslov brought that excitement back! Part of my mission as Director of BreslovCampus.org is to make it possible for students to feel that same excitement. Yossi Katz, Founder and Director of BreslovCampus.org, is also the Director of the Breslov Research Institute, the preeminent English-language Breslov publisher. Reb Yossi writes the weekly column “Pathways on the Parasha,” as well as numerous articles, for Breslov.org. He studied in Beth Medrash Gevoha, and the former Breslov Kollel of Lakewood, headed by Rabbi Shlomo Goldman. More than a decade ago, while studying at Mir Yeshiva in Jerusalem, Reb Yossi discovered the Breslov writings of Rav Yaakov Meir Shechter. Their unique, positive approach to self-improvement and spiritual growth made a profound impact on him and sparked his interest and subsequent immersion in the study of Breslov Chassidut. Reb Yossi maintains very close, inspirational relationships with some of the greatest teachers in Breslov today. He lives with his family in Lakewood, NJ.