About Rabbi Yom Tov Glaser
Rabbi Yom Tov Glaser was born in Hollywood, California where he grew up at the foot of the mountains, with the Pacific Ocean nearby. He began surfing at a young age, and as the son of a surf-wear manufacturer, Yom Tov grew up traveling around the world on surf-travel expeditions. On the days when the waves were small, little Yom Tov took to the hills and became a hard-core mountain biker, another sport that he actively pursues until today. A lover of music, Rabbi Glaser has been playing Music professionally for over three decades. In England, he’s known as the Jewish Bob Marley!
While Rabbi Glaser spent the majority of his life surfing and mountain biking, he accumulated vast insights into human character, religion and alternative spirituality. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California in Santa Barbara, he moved to Israel in 1991 to explore his Jewish origins studying at the Aish HaTorah College of Jewish Studies. After eight years of intense study, Rabbi Glaser received ordination.
Since 2000, Rabbi Glaser has a been a senior Rabbi at Aish Hatorah Jerusalem, a master orator who can be found lecturing and entertaining for organizations world wide. Few people can hold a crowd’s attention as does Rabbi Yom Tov, regardless of his audience’s age or level of Jewish observance.
In 1999, Rabbi Glaser concluded his training under a top psychologist, Efim Svirsky and since practices “spiritual therapy”, helping individuals to break through deep emotional/physiological blocks and to come closer to the G-d experience.
In 2002, Rabbi Glaser founded the internationally acclaimed Possible You self-transformation seminar, a company with an ever-growing world wide staff and alumni.
Today, Rabbi Yom Tov prays in Meah Shearim in the Pinsk Karlin shul, known for the fact that every word of the service is screamed at the top of one’s lungs. He is also a student of a Chasidic Rebbe who is a spiritual dynamo on the cutting edge of kabbalistic research and practice. Rabbi Yom Tov can be found sitting at the Rebbe’s table, soaking in his teachings, often into the wee hours of the night.
Rabbi Glaser now resides in Jerusalem with his wife and children. He studies, teaches, plays music and adventures in Jerusalem and travels internationally sharing what he calls “transformational education.”