About Sinai

Leor Sinai lives with his family in Tel Aviv, Israel. Originally from New York, Sinai and his family moved to Israel in 2011. Sinai is an Influencer whose interests include Education Diplomacy, Leadership Development, and Institutional Advancement. He has traveled around the world, building bridges and strategies for collaboration.



Community Update: Rabbi Leor Sinai US Speaking Tour

By Leor Sinai | January 25, 2024

Rabbi Leor Sinai, US Speaking Tour   Rabbi Leor Sinai is a Global Speaker, Education Diplomacy Thought-Leader, and long-time Zionist educator. Originally from New York, Sinai made Aliyah with his family in 2011. He is a Legacy Heritage Foundation Fellow and Doctoral Candidate in the field of Education Leadership. Sinai serves on the Jewish Agency…

On MLK Day: Zionism and Tikun Israel

By Leor Sinai | January 15, 2024

In 1963 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. shared his dream that “…this nation (US) will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: …that all men are created equal.”  Dr. King’s dream extended beyond healing African American suffering; his vision included “…all men…” society as a whole.  70 years earlier, in 1895,…

October 7th 2023, When Everything—And Nothing—Changed.

By Leor Sinai | December 5, 2023

It’s taken me a couple of months to write about this War of Iron Swords. I keep asking myself: What do I have to share and why do I want to share it? Not sure if it has to do with my mind clouded by the images of mutilated little kids, of parents chopped to…

Israel Advocates or Education Diplomats?

By Leor Sinai | December 28, 2022

The field of teen immersive experiences in Israel is undergoing a transformation not seen since the introduction of Israel Advocacy over twenty years ago. This is not to say that we have seen the last of Israel Advocacy, but perhaps a next iteration of it or a parallel – strategic track – to it. As…

On Passover – What is YOUR why?

By Leor Sinai | April 15, 2022

Duality and contradictions are found throughout the Torah, in Jewish life, and Israel’s existence as a people and a nation-state. The book of Genesis begins with chaos seeking order, attempting to create a semblance of normalcy because life is anything but normal. Like creation, on Passover we have a Seder, an “order”, of reenacting our story…

Leadership, Routine, Renewal

By Leor Sinai | January 5, 2022

Erica Brown, on her podcast Day 129, discusses renewal and the challenges leaders face when getting stuck in routines and relying on “the way we’ve done things”. Erica shares that we don’t know we have been imprisoned until we’ve broken out. Advancing renewal results in a level of self-awareness that can unleash the full range…

Global Zionist Citizenship, A Manifesto

By Leor Sinai | November 10, 2021

Zionism, initially defined as the national movement of the Jewish People, has made a huge comeback onto Global Jewry’s agenda. Organizations across the globe, including the Government of Israel, are investing tremendous resources into the reclamation and re-education of Zionism. On the one hand the term has been hijacked by others for the purposes of…

I’m that kid

By Leor Sinai | October 12, 2021

I’m that kid that was wild, energetic, uninterested in school and just wanted to have fun. I’m that kid that wasn’t good in math or science, reading and writing. I’m that kid that preferred not raising his hand in class when I didn’t understand the material for fear of being labeled dumb, or having ADD,…

The Long Path

By Leor Sinai | September 10, 2021

English Followed by the Hebrew ב”ה שבת תשובה, פרשת וילך תשפ“ב הימים האחרונים של משה רבנו הם מרגשים, ומעלים מחשבות לגבי המסע של כל אחד מאיתנו. משה מסביר לעם ישראל:”… בֶּן-מֵאָה וְעֶשְׂרִים שָׁנָה אָנֹכִי הַיּוֹם–לֹא-אוּכַל עוֹד לָצֵאת וְלָבוֹא; וַאלוקים אָמַר אֵלַי, לֹא תַעֲבֹר אֶת-הַיַּרְדֵּן הַזֶּה.” אף על פי זה שמשה הוביל את בני ישראל מעבדות…

To Be or Not To Be

By Leor Sinai | September 6, 2021

English followed by the Hebrew: משפחה וחברים יקרים: אם חודש אלול חודש של סליחות, חודש של תקיעה בשופר יומית (במשנה ברורה: נוהגים לקום באשמורת לומר סליחות ותחנונים מראש חודש אלול ואילך עד יום הכיפורים – הגה: מנהג בני אשכנז אינו כן, מתחילין לתקוע בשופר מראש חודש ואילך) עובר עלינו תקופה של חשבון נפש והיתעוררות –…


Dearest Leor - My daughter told me that you were so amazing. She called me on such a high. That you inspired them to know who they are, what they can be, to use these experiences to move forward and empower those around them to be proud, live a meaningful life and do everything they can to support Israel and live a proud Jewish life. THANK YOU SO MUCH for making yourself available to share your wisdom and energy with them. You have moved the needle. These kids are forever changed. And the imprint you had on them and the tachles you taught them will no doubt affect change. Keep doing what you’re doing. The world depends on it!

Micki Mizrachi

Leor and I have known each other for over twenty-five years. He is an amazing force with a contagious personality that inspires everyone he connects with to rise up and be better. When he challenged me to participate on the AMHSI Board, I couldn't say no. He has strategic vision and leadership and I always look forward to our next conversation.


Managing Director, Investor, Board Member

Leor is one of the most inspiring and engaging individuals I have ever come across! He is one of a kind, and is an asset to any company he is a part of. He is a true treasure. Leor is very strategic, and thinks outside of the box. He is extremely outgoing and personable. Leor makes everyone around him comfortable. Due to his incredible intuition he is a world class fundraiser. I learned so much from him.


JNF, Director

Hi Leor, It’s Eileen from the Faculty Fellowship. In my eyes, you have always been the epitome of what a rabbi. Your character, integrity and charisma are the qualities that will help you to achieve all your hopes and dreams. You are here on this earth to make a difference. Please know, you impacted the lives of the Faculty Fellowship professors and I continue to have faith and be inspired by your message you shared with the professors.


Leor, Your enthusiasm for the work was infectious, a fundamental aspect of any work if success is to be achieved. Your energy, your love for Am Yisrael changes lives. We need people whose souls are on fire because these are the individuals who help a nation grow and challenge the nation to elevate itself in its own eyes.


Rabbi Leor Sinai is a leader in every sense of the word. He has vision, passion and determination to make the organized Jewish community as successful and progressive as can be. He is principled in all his thoughts and actions. Rabbi Sinai is a pleasure to work with an always brings a positive voice to the conversation. I recommend him for any new project or program one wants to start because he will surely add dynamism to anything he does.


United Way

Rabbi Leor Sinai is a wonderful professional and an inspired leader. He cares deeply about the mission of the Jewish Lens and about linking as many people as possible to their Jewish roots. He is truly a joy to work with.


Covenant Foundation

I first met Leor through our parents' friendship when we were young kids. 15 years later and completely by chance I found myself working together with Leor. Several years later Leor took a vital role in my wedding. Leor is truly one of a kind!


I can not say enough great things about this man. Rabbi Leor Sinai is a caring, Intelligent, insightful person who focuses all of his efforts into making the world a better place. The way in which he accomplishes this is the amazing part. He does through individual relationships. I have the pleasure of knowing many people in Rabbi Sinai's life, and I believe that each and everyone has been changed for the better, in one way or another simply by having him in their lives. I have used him on a professional level acting as the officiant/Rabbi in marring my wife, both civilly and Religiously. I have consulted with him on other personal matters related to Religion and Non religious subject. The only thing I regret now, is that he lives in Israel and I don't get to see him nearly as much as I would like. But he is where he needs to be to do the most good for himself, his family, his friends and his colleges.


My husband and I were fortunate to be introduced to Rabbi Sinai by a colleague of mine who had attended a marriage ceremony performed by him. Rabbi Sinai performed a beautiful ceremony for us in November 2008. Prior to the ceremony he made extra effort to get to know us both individually and as a couple; plus was a wonderful guide and partner in creating a meaningful "tailor made" ceremony. We received numerous compliments from family and friends (both Jewish and non Jewish) on how lovely and warm our ceremony was. Without hesitation we highly recommend Rabbi Sinai.


Few people can light up a room and draw everyone's attention like Leor. He is one of the most passionate individuals I know with a talent of being able to command a room like no one else. I have known Leor for over 20 years. He is a good person, friend and colleague. I wish him much luck as he continues to follow his path and follow his dreams.



Rabbi Leor Sinai is a creative, positive individual who brings a tremendous amount of enthusiasm and energy to everything he does. He would make a welcome addition to any working environment. The Jewish Lens

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