Mishael Zion

Faculty Member

Rabbi Mishael Zion, an educator and community entrepreneur, is a faculty member of the Mandel Leadership Institute. He was the founding director of the Mandel Program for Leadership in Jewish Culture, where he currently serv​es as a faculty member dedicated to the leadership development of fellows and graduates in the fields of culture, media, and community in Israel. Mishael is the author of The Israeli Haggadah (2024) and ​ Esther: A New Israeli Commentary (​2019) and is the co-author of A Night to Remember: The Haggadah of Contemporary Voices (2007) and​ ​Halaila Hazeh: An Israeli Haggadah (2004), together with his father, Noam Zion. Born and raised in Jerusalem, Mishael is a founder of the Klausner Minyan, a partnership minyan in Talpiot,​ where he lives with his wife and four daughters. Mishael holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology and Jewish thought from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and rabbinic ordination from Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School in New York. Previously, he served as the co-director and rabbi of the Bronfman Fellowship, a leadership program for outstanding young Jewish people in Israel and North America. Mishael has served as a faculty member at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem and North America, and has been a visiting scholar at the New York University School of Law and the Helen Diller Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies​​​ at the University of California, Berkeley.