Rabbi Haskel Lookstein has a B.A. from Columbia College, an M.A. in Rabbinics, a Ph.D. in Modern Jewish History from Bernard Revel Graduate School, and Ordination from Rabbi Yitzchak Elchanan Theological Seminary.
A past President of Yeshiva University Rabbinic Alumni, and Professor of Humanities at REITS, of Yeshiva University, Rabbi Lookstein has been deeply involved in issues of concern to the Jewish community. He was Chairman of the Greater New York Coalition for Soviet Jews, President of the New York Board of Rabbis, President of the Synagogue Council of America, Chairman of the Rabbinic Cabinet of National UJA, and member of the Board of the Joint Distribution Committee.
Rabbi Lookstein's works have appeared in Tradition, Sh'ma, Congress Monthly, Moment, HaDarom, and newspapers in the US and Israel.
Rabbi Lookstein and his wife Audrey have four children and twelve grandchildren.