Mishael Zion is Faculty of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America 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.