An alumnus of Har Etzion, Rav Pini Cohen first came to the yeshiva as a talmid in the Midreshet Torah veAvoda [MTA] program in 1994. Rav Pini earned his Semicha from the Rabbanut, and holds a degree in Business Management and Psychology from the University of South Africa, as well as a B.Ed. from the Herzog College. Rav Pini currently teaches Gemara, Hashkafa and Halacha to the South African and Australian talmidim. He has also been teaching at the Gush Etzion Regional Elementary School for the past ten years.