Meet the Directors
Midreshet Tehillah’s Principal Rabbi Jeremy Kagan and Co-Director Rabbi Anthony Manning, visit high schools across the United States & Canada during November to meet potential students. They return in December and January for face-to-face interviews with each applicant. It is also possible to arrange an interview over Skype or WhatsApp. Rabbi Manning also visits the UK in October/November to meet potential students from those communities.
Rabbi Anthony Manning has an MA in Law from Oxford University and was a successful commercial lawyer and lecturer in London. He moved to Israel in 2002 in order to pursue a rabbinic career; he studied at the Jerusalem Kollel and received Semicha from Rabbi Zalman Nechemya Goldberg and Rabbi Yitzchok Berkovitz. He is a member of the Rabbinical Council of America (RCA).
Since 2017 Rabbi Manning has been Co-Director of Midreshet Tehillah, having moving from Michlelet Mevasseret Yerushalyim (MMY), where he was the senior rabbinic educator for many years. He is a Senior Lecturer at Midreshet Rachel V’Chaya College for Women, and Shapell’s Darche Noam Yeshiva, and gives a regular weekly shiur at the OU Israel Center in Jerusalem.
Rabbi Manning speaks regularly as a Scholar-In-Residence in communities across the US, Canada, UK and Israel. He lives with his wife Sarah in Alon Shevut.
Recruitment Schedule for 2019-20:
Mon Oct 28 Manchester – Israel fair – Yavneh
Tue Oct 29 London – Israel Fair
Wed Oct 30 London – Hasmonean; Information Evening
Wed Nov 6 Florida
Thurs Nov 7 Boca Raton, FL – Katz; Hadar
Fri Nov 8 Silver Spring, MD – Berman
Sun Nov 10 New Jersey
Mon Nov 11 New Jersey – Bruria
Tues Nov 12 Chicago Israel Day – Ida Crown; Hanna Sacks
Wed Nov 13 New Jersey – Ma’ayanot
Long Island Israel Night – North Shore
Thurs Nov 14 Memphis – Margolin
Fri Nov 15 Cleveland – Mizrachi
Shab Nov 16 Cleveland – NCSY Gap Year Shabbaton
Sun Nov 17 New York – Stern Open House
Mon Nov 18 Toronto – Tiferes BY; Ulpana Orot
Tues Nov 19 New Jersey Israel Night – Frisch
Wed Nov 20 Long Island – SKA, Shulamith, Shalhevet
Thurs Nov 21 Queens – Central
December 5-15 US – New York, New Jersey, Boston
January 1 – 5 NCSY Yarche Kalla
Rabbi Jeremy Kagan grew up in Hawaii and attended Yale University, where he received a B.A. in Philosophy. While traveling in Israel during college he began his Torah studies, going on to learn in Ohr Sameach, Meshech Chochma, and Heichal HaTorah B’Tzion. He regularly attended the shiurim of Rav Moshe Shapiro and eventually gained Semicha from Rav Zalman Nechemya Goldberg. His first book (Feldheim, 1998) The Jewish Self: Recovering Spirituality in the Modern World was much acclaimed. In 2011 his second book: The Choice to Be: A Jewish Path to Self and Spirituality (Feldheim, 2011) received the National Jewish Book Award for Modern Jewish Thought. His most recent publication is The Intellect and the Exodus: Authentic Emuna for a Complex Age (Koren, 2018).
Recruitment Schedule Coming Soon!
Including LA, San Diego, New York, New Jersey, Baltimore, Silver Spring, Florida, and Phoenix.
To request a visit to your school or a meeting with one of our Directors during their trips, please contact:
Rabbi Jeremy Kagan at US telephone 347-408-1453 or at firstname.lastname@example.org;
Rabbi Anthony Manning at email@example.com or WhatsApp him at +972-544-756-734
If you are visiting Israel and would like to visit Midreshet Tehillah, please contact us at MTehillah@nevey.org