Meet the Directors

Midreshet Tehillah representatives usually visit high schools across the US and UK during November and December to meet potential students. They may return in  January for face-to-face interviews with each applicant, but it is also possible to arrange an interview over  Zoom or WhatsApp.

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 is also 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 recently published “Reclaiming Dignity: A Guide to Tzniut for Men & Women” and he 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. 

Rabbi Manning’s 2023 Recruiting Schedule:

  • Manchester – Monday October 30
  • London – Tuesday October 31 and Wednesday November 1
  • Los Angeles – Monday November 6
  • Chicago – Wednesday November 8
  • Silver Spring – Thursday November 9
  • Manhattan – Sunday November 12
  • Monsey and Long Island – Monday November 13
  • New Jersey – Tuesday November 14
  • Queens and Long Island – Wednesday November 15
  • Philadelphia – Thursday November 16
  • Cleveland – Friday November 17
  • Boca Raton & Miami Beach – Monday November 20
Rabbi Jeremy Kagan

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).

Rabbi Kagan’s 2023 Recruiting Schedule:
Wednesday, December 13: LA and San Diego
Monday, December 18: Baltimore, Philadelphia and Manhattan
Tuesday, December 19: Queens
Thursday, December 21: Miami


Mrs Susan Kagan


Mrs. Susan Kagan:

Mrs. Susan Kagan got involved with Jewish education before she entered high school and has not stopped since! Joining NCSY at the tender age of 13, she rose quickly through the ranks to become a National Officer. After completing her degree at Touro College, Mrs Kagan came to Neve Yerushalayim to become a madricha. She was quickly put in charge of a number of Neve outreach programs and would drive from one end of Israel to the other to run kiruv programs on college campuses. When she got married she became the first house mother at Bnos Chayil, one of the early Neve seminaries. A year later she was brought back to Neve to become the house mother of the newly opened Neve Yerushalayim Har Nof campus. Susan remained the head house mother for 12 years, during which time she earned her masters in Clinical Sociology – a family therapy degree. After a successful career in family counseling she was recruited by a very close relative (!) to join Midreshet Tehillah in its second year of operation.

Mrs. Kagan plans to visit the U.S. to interview applicants in early 2024. 

Miriam Tannenbaum

Mrs. Miriam Tannenbaum:

Mrs. Miriam Tannenbaum was born and raised in NY and lived in Texas for 16 years.  She taught a variety of limudei kodesh subjects in Akiba Academy of Dallas’ Middle School, where she also served for many years as Judaic Studies coordinator. With much excitement, Miriam and her family made Aliyah in summer 2018, fulfilling a life-long dream, and eagerly joined the Midreshet Tehillah faculty. She is currently also involved in opening a new high school for girls in Beit Shemesh, where she serves as the Menahelet. Miriam is married to R’ Meir Tannenbaum and is a mother to Nechama, Avrumy, Avigayil, Yitzy and Tzvi. She loves learning, running marathons and coffee.

In early November, Mrs. Tannenbaum plans to visit
Dallas, Toronto, New England, Long Island, and Memphis.

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
Mrs. Miriam Tannenbaum at US telephone +1-414-526-6864 or email her at

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