Rabbi Jeremy Kagan


Semicha: Rav Zalman Nechemya Goldberg
B.A. in Philosophy: Yale University

Recipient of the 2011 National Jewish Book Award for Modern Jewish Thought for The Choice to Be: A Jewish Path to Self and Spirituality (Feldheim, 2011). Also the author of The Jewish Self: Recovering Spirituality in the Modern World (Feldheim, 1998). Accepted for publication: The Intellect and the Exodus: Faith and Reason From a Torah Perspective (Koren, 2018)

Mrs. Susan Kagan


B.A. in Judaic Studies and Education: Touro College
M.A. in Clinical Sociology: University of North Texas

Rabbi Anthony Manning


Semicha: Rav Zalman Nechemya Goldberg and Rav Yitzchok Berkovitz
M.A. in Law: Oxford University

Member of the Rabbinical Council of America (RCA). Formerly the Rav Mechanech of Michlelet Mevasseret Yerushalayim (MMY) and a Senior Lecturer at Midreshet Rachel V'Chaya and Shapell's Darchei Noam Yeshiva.

Mrs. Michal Levy

Program Director

BA in Education: Israel Ministry of Education

Educational Director Meor Israel

Mrs. Ariella Cohen

Aim Habayit

BA in Jewish History: Barnard College of Columbia University.


A number of the teachers at Midreshet Tehillah have established international reputations as teachers and scholars. Many have strong academic credentials to complement their broad Torah scholarship and experience in teaching. For example Rabbi Kagan has a degree in philosophy from Yale University, Rabbi Manning has a law degree from Oxford. This broader experience results in Torah being presented in a manner that allows students synthesize it with their experience of living in the world today.

In addition to their intellectual strengths, teachers are specifically selected for their interest in getting to know students personally and for their skill in guiding them through their transition to adulthood.

Some of the staff live in Har Nof, the neighborhood immediately surrounding the campus, so opportunities for students to meet the faculty outside the classroom are numerous. Students are often invited to their teachers’ homes for Shabbat meals. Supplementing the teaching staff is an experienced and dedicated support staff of mechanchot, tutors, and dorm counselors who provide academic assistance as well as guidance, advice, and friendship.