Escaping Iran | R’ Yaakov Sadigh
Rabbi Yaakov Sadigh shared his unique journey from growing up in Iran in a century old Jewish family, which included visits to the tomb of Mordechai and Esther in Hamedan, Iran. He spent his early years in Iran and was forced to flee his homeland at the age of 9 following the overthrow of the Shah. Arriving in the United States, he navigated the challenges of the public school system before discovering his true calling within the hallowed halls of Yeshivas. He has been working in the field of Education for the past 29 years in numerous capacities including teaching and administration. Rabbi Sadigh holds a Master’s Degree in School Building Leadership from St. John’s University, a Master’s Degree in Education and Special Education from Touro University, and Rabbinic Ordination from Nechamas Yerushalayim. Rabbi Yaakov Sadigh currently serves as Head of School at Katz Hillel Day School in Boca Raton, Florida.