Mishael Zion is Faculty in Residence of the Shalom Hartman Institute in the San Francisco Bay Area and the Director of the Mandel Leadership Institute’s Program for Leadership in Israeli Jewish Culture. He is also a fellow in the Kogod Research Center.

He served as co-Director and rabbi of the Bronfman Fellowships, a leadership program for outstanding young Jewish people in Israel and North America.

Together with his father, Noam Zion, he is the author of Halaila Hazeh: An Israeli Haggadah and A Night to Remember: The Haggadah of Contemporary Voices.

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 has served as a faculty member at the Skirball Center for Adult Jewish Learning in New York, and has been a visiting scholar at the New York University School of Law.

He and his wife, Elana, a neuroscientist, have four daughters. Together they founded the Klausner Minyan, a partnership minyan in Talpiot.