Rabbi Yitzchak Joshua oversees the second-year Afternoon Talmud Program. He also offers workshops in kabbalistic, ethical, and philosophical thought. Rabbi Joshua was born in London to a family of Iraqi Jewish immigrants. From an early age, he took a strong interest in science and studied both math and theoretical physics at the University of Cambridge in Stephen Hawking’s program. His study of physics kindled a strong interest in Judaism. After attaining his Masters, he moved to Jerusalem to study in yeshiva. He received his rabbinic ordination from Rav Nechemiah Goldberg, the head of the Rabbinical court of Jerusalem. He currently resides in Jerusalem with his wife and children.