The Story of Rabbi Yom Tov Glaser – The Surfing Rabbi | Meaningful People #15
Also known as the Surfing Rabbi, Rabbi Yom Tov Glaser is not your typical rabbi! The son of a successful sportswear manufacturer, Rabbi Yom Tov was raised in the foothills of Hollywood, California. A Bal Teshuva and now Chasidish, but you can still see him mountain biking, playing guitar and surfing.
Since 2000, Rabbi Glaser has been a senior Rabbi at Aish HaTorah’s World Center in the Old City of Jerusalem.
In 2002, Rabbi Glaser founded the internationally acclaimed Possible You Seminar, a week-long self-transformation experience, which he offers both in Jerusalem and abroad. Today, the Possible You is Rabbi Yom Tov’s most significant project.
Rabbi Yom Tov is part of the Pinsk Karlin Chassidic Shul in Meah Shearim, where the congregation is known for screaming every word of their prayer service at the top of their lungs. He is also a student of a Chasidic Rebbe whose life’s work is the research and practice of Kabbalistic reality. Learning with this Rebbe takes place around his long wood table, and extends into the wee hours of the night.