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Rabbi Mishael Zion is founder of Kehillat Klausner in Jerusalem and founding director of the Mandel Leadership Institute’s Program for Leadership in Jewish Culture. He is formerly a fellow of the Kogod Research Center at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem.

Together with his father, Noam Zion, he is the author of A Night to Remember: The Haggadah of Contemporary Voices (2007) and of The Israeli Haggadah (2004 and 2024).

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.

He and his wife, Elana, a neuroscientist, have four daughters.

Mishael Zion


Feb 17, 2022

Three-part series led by Mishael Zion uncovering the most recent innovations in Israeli Jewish Identity through text, music, food, and fashion.

Jul 13, 2021

Mishael Zion revisits the dilemmas we faced and mines those experiences as inspiration for the future.

Mar 19, 2021

Mishael Zion, Noga Brenner Samia, Lana Zilberman Soloway, Sharon Shalom, Keren Apfelbaum-Riff

Feb 12, 2021

The Megillah Project: leading Jewish thinkers reflect on the Book of Esther

Apr 4, 2020

To supplement ‘A Different Night’ or any other haggadah: tips to help you connect, while apart, for a socially distant meaningful, memorable Passover.

Jul 4, 2016

Summer 2016 HART Talk featuring Challenges of American Jewish Identity and Challenges of Israeli Identity

May 6, 2014

Celebrating the path of self-sovereign Jewish life in our ancestral homeland doesn't require Israel to be the only tale of Jewish life in the modern world.

Nov 5, 2013

A once in a century holiday is upon us; Let us not underestimate this moment for the American Jewish community

Jun 6, 2013

A day of study celebrating the impact of Rabbi David Hartman z"l

Feb 17, 2013

David Hartman was more Socrates than Plato. He challenged young and old alike on their sacred presuppositions

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The End of Policy Substance in Israel Politics