Meet the Directors

Midreshet Tehillah’s Principal Rabbi Jeremy Kagan and Co-Director Rabbi Anthony Manning, usually visit high schools across the United States & Canada during November to meet potential students. They return in December and January for face-to-face interviews with each applicant. It is also possible to arrange an interview over Skype or WhatsApp. Rabbi Manning also visits the UK in October/November to meet potential students from those communities. This year, all presentations are taking place online!

Rabbi Anthony Manning:

Rabbi Anthony Manning has an MA in Law from Oxford University and was a successful commercial lawyer and lecturer in London. He moved to Israel in 2002 in order to pursue a rabbinic career; he studied at the Jerusalem Kollel and received Semicha from Rabbi Zalman Nechemya Goldberg and Rabbi Yitzchok Berkovitz. He is a member of the Rabbinical Council of America (RCA).

Since 2017 Rabbi Manning has been Co-Director of Midreshet Tehillah, having moving from Michlelet Mevasseret Yerushalyim (MMY), where he was the senior rabbinic educator for many years. He is a Senior Lecturer at Midreshet Rachel V’Chaya College for Women, and Shapell’s Darche Noam Yeshiva, and gives a regular weekly shiur at the OU Israel Center in Jerusalem.

Rabbi Manning speaks regularly as a Scholar-In-Residence in communities across the US, Canada, UK and Israel. He lives with his wife Sarah in Alon Shevut.

Recruitment Schedule for 2020-21:

Thurs Nov 5        Zoom presentation to Yavneh HS, Manchester

Mon Nov 9          Zoom presentation to Ma’ayanot HS, NJ

Tues Nov 10       Zoom presentation to Denver Academy of Torah, CO

Thurs Nov 12     Zoom presentation to Farber HS, Detroit

Mon Nov 16       Zoom presentation to Hasmonean HS, London

                             Zoom presentation to SKA, Long Island

                             Zoom presentation to Shulamith HS, Long Island

Wed Nov 18       Zoom presentation to Hadar HS, Boca Raton

Thurs Nov 19     Zoom presentation to Katz HS, Boca Raton

                             Zoom presentation to Bruriah, NJ

                             Zoom presentation to Central, Queens

Mon Nov 23       Zoom presentation to Margolin HS, Memphis

                             Zoom presentation to Tiferes Beis Yaakov, Toronto

                             Zoom presentation to Chaviva HS, Cleveland

Wed Nov 25       Zoom presentation to Atara High School, Cincinnati, OH

Sun Nov 29        UK Israel Fair

Mon Nov 30        Zoom presentation to Lomdeha (former MSH), NY

                              Zoom presentation to Ulpanat Orot, Toronto

Tues Dec 1          Zoom presentation to YULA, LA

Thurs Dec 3       Zoom presentation to Ateres Beis Yaakov, Monsey.

Sun Dec 6           Virtual Israel Fair (NY)

Mon Dec 7         Zoom presentation to Berman HS, Silver Spring

Wed Dec 9         Zoom presentation to Kohelet HS, Philadelphia

Thurs Dec 10     Zoom presentation to Atlanta Jewish Academy, Atlanta

                            Zoom presentation to Mesorah High School, Dallas

Sun Dec 13        Virtual Israel Fair (UK/Europe)

Sun Dec 20        Virtual Israel Fair (NJ, FL, New England, E. Seaboard, W. Coast)


Rabbi Jeremy Kagan:

Rabbi Jeremy Kagan grew up in Hawaii and attended Yale University, where he received a B.A. in Philosophy. While traveling in Israel during college he began his Torah studies, going on to learn in Ohr Sameach, Meshech Chochma, and Heichal HaTorah B’Tzion. He regularly attended the shiurim of Rav Moshe Shapiro and eventually gained Semicha from Rav Zalman Nechemya Goldberg. His first book (Feldheim, 1998) The Jewish Self: Recovering Spirituality in the Modern World was much acclaimed. In 2011 his second book: The Choice to Be: A Jewish Path to Self and Spirituality (Feldheim, 2011) received the National Jewish Book Award for Modern Jewish Thought. His most recent publication is The Intellect and the Exodus: Authentic Emuna for a Complex Age (Koren, 2018).

Recruitment Schedule 2020 – 2021

Wednesday November 18                Kosloff Torah Academy, Philadelphia
Monday November 30                      Valley Torah High School, CA
                                                              Torah High School, San Diego, CA
Sunday December 6                          Yeshiva of Greater Washington

To request a Zoom presentation to your school or community or a meeting with one of our Directors, please contact:
Rabbi Jeremy Kagan at US telephone 347-408-1453 or at;
Rabbi Anthony Manning at or WhatsApp him at +972-544-756-734
If you are visiting Israel and would like to visit Midreshet Tehillah, please contact us at