Reading In Between The Lines
An eighth-generation descendant of the Bnei Yissascher, Rabbi Ozer Yosef Babad is the Rav of Khal Bnei Yissascher, a vibrant shul and community center in Toms River. Leaning into his turbulent Jewish journey throughout his teenage years, Rabbi Ozer channels his entrepreneurial spirit into helping others recalibrate their own tumultuous paths. He started running a yeshiva, a nightly drop-in center, a summer camp, and other projects to create a welcoming and inspiring space for people struggling to find one. After recognizing a need to provide help for a broader population, Rabbi Babad established Nevonim, an organization that offers 1:1 guidance to help young adults obtain the help they need to reclaim their lives, with the help of top professionals in the mental health field and case workers in recovery.