Tel Aviv Center For Jewish Life
Tel Aviv serves as the key city in connecting global Jews to the Land of Israel; it is the city where most international young professionals and students spend their time while in Israel. Tel Aviv offers both the career and urban cultural infrastructure that young international professionals seek when they first move to Israel.
Much like in our Jewish diaspora, we know that vibrant community life is the cornerstone for welcoming new Olim, facilitating successful integration and contributing to the betterment of Israeli society.
Community relations provide a feeling of belonging, support and integration for Israel’s new Olim. English-language Jewish life is almost non-existent in Tel Aviv. Tel Aviv’s international English-speaking community is the largest Jewish community that has no spiritual leadership. We are looking to change that.
The Tel Aviv Center For Jewish Life’s mission is to take the next step forward and cultivate the existing and diverse community of English-speakers into a more cohesive community centered around Jewish life, because after all, Judaism is a team sport.
There is a vacuum for Jewish connection, education, spiritual growth, and vibrant communal life. In order to fulfill this critical need, it is essential to bring a talented Jewish educator to lead and strengthen our community. We are seeking an educator that will lead spiritually fulfilling, intellectually satisfying, and help unite our culturally diverse population.
Rabbi Jonathan Feldman
Rabbi Jonathan Feldman PhD is the Community Educator for the Tel Aviv Center for Jewish Life. He was Associate/East Side Director of Manhattan Jewish Experience for 17 years, working with Jewish young professionals on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Rabbi Jonathan grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, and after attending Cornell University he received his Rabbinic ordination from Yeshiva University and his PhD in Jewish Studies from New York University. With his wife and two of their children they acted on their dream to make Aliyah in 2018 and haven’t looked back. They enjoy working on their Hebrew, exploring the more remote parts of the Land of Israel and learning to become Sabras.