Rabbi Nachum Amsel

Yeshivat Eretz Hatzvi, Jerusalem, Israel


Feb. 18, 2021

Rabbi Dr. Nachum Amsel currently works with Rabbi Berel Wein and the Destiny Foundation as the Director of Education, whose mission is “to bring Jewish history to life in an exciting, entertaining and interactive way.” The foundation has developed new materials and a methodology to teach Jewish history in a new and exciting way using digital materials that can be used for distance and Ipad learning. Rabbi Amsel has been a teacher, a school principal, has taught in university and has also taught more than 2000 teachers how to teach more effectively. Rabbi Amsel has worked in all areas of formal and informal Jewish education and has developed numerous curricula including a methodology how to teach Jewish Values using mass media. Recently, he founded a program, STARS (Student Torah Alliance for Russian Speakers), where more than 3000 students in 12 Russian speaking countries learn about their Jewish heritage for five hours each week. Before that, he was the Educational Director of Hillel in the Former Soviet Union.

Rabbi Dr Amsel also currently teaches in Yeshivat Eretz Hatzvi, a post high school English Yeshiva for students from ten countries lives Jerusalem with his wife and has four children and four grandchildren.