Rabbi Yossi Chazan was born in New York, USA and educated at Mesifta Torah VoDaas. He is a graduate from Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim (Lubavitch) in Kfar Chabad, New Haven, Montreal and New York. In 1984 he was appointed Director of Education at the Jewish Cultural Leisure Centre where his reputation grew as a vibrant and challenging leader serving both the immediate North Manchester Jewish community and regionally in the North of England. In 1991 Rabbi Chazan accepted the offer of Rabbi of the prestigious Holy Law and South Broughton Hebrew congregation and his skilled erudition extended his widening fame within the community, interpreting with lucidity difficult and problematic portions of Torah, Talmud and Halacha. His weekly classes attract a broad spectrum of North Manchester Jewry, with men and women attending regularly in the hundreds.