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:

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:

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 2019

Thu Nov 14     4:55pm            Miami

Fri Nov 15       9:10am             Shaarei Bina

Sun Nov 17     5:00pm            LA reunion     

Mon Nov 18    9:20am            Torah High, San Diego

Mon Nov 18    8:00pm            Beth Jacob, San Diego

Tue Nov 19     9:30am             YULA

Tue Nov 19     1:10pm            Valley Torah

Tue Nov 19     8:00pm            Emek HaBracha, Palo Alto

Wed Nov 20   8:30am             Meira Academy

Thu Nov 21     9:00am            Kosloff, Philadelphia

Thu Nov 21     11:59am          Ilan, Ocean NJ

Thu Nov 21     2:30pm            Ateres Monsey

Fri Nov 22       8:00am             Minneapolis

Sun Nov 24     5:30pm            Emory, Atlanta

Sun Nov 24     8:15pm            Shwarzmer Home, Atlanta

Mon Nov 25    8:40am            Atlanta Academy

Tue Nov 26     9:00am             Yeshiva of Greater Washington

Tue Nov 26     12:00pm          Beis Yaakov, Baltimore

Tue Nov 26     8:00pm            Touro Reunion

Wed Nov 27   9:00am             Manhattan High School

Thu Nov 28     6:00am            London, UK

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 rjeremykagan@yahoo.com;
Rabbi Anthony Manning at rabbi@rabbimanning.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