Rabbi Haggai Resnikoff (YCT ’14) is Dean and Rebbe at YCT. After spending several years in Israel doing graduate coursework in Hebrew University's Talmud Department and learning in various batei midrash in Jerusalem, he then trained at YCT. Rabbi Haggai graduated from YCT in 2014, and joined the faculty immediately thereafter. As Director of Community Learning (2014-2022), he spearheaded YCT’s groundbreaking effort to raise the priority level of the climate crisis in the Orthodox and larger Jewish community. As a member of the YCT Advanced Kollel he has worked intensively on dementia, eldercare, and mental illness in Jewish Law. He is the author of the most comprehensive Jewish legal treatment of the climate crisis to date and is researching a book on the same subject as a recipient of the Memorial Foundation Advanced Torah Fellowship.