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About Rabbi Leor 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.

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In Tel Aviv, we spend every night in the bomb shelter now

By Leor Sinai | May 26, 2021

The Hamas rocket assault is bad for Palestinians and Israelis alike TEL AVIV — When it started, we heard the children’s school was going virtual again that day. Coronavirus again? No, rockets — 250 had been fired into Israel from Gaza overnight. By that evening, we were in the bomb shelter, as rockets were flying to Tel Aviv.…

Opinion: Israel Education as Diplomacy, not Advocacy

By Leor Sinai | April 21, 2021

We continue to commit such a disservice to our youth, putting them on the frontline to fight for our right to exist, carrying the weight of 2,000 years of exile, when they themselves don’t even know the aleph-bet of their own existence – let alone – Israel’s. Why should a teenager on their way to…

The Duality of Passover, Creation, and Life

By Leor Sinai | March 23, 2021

Living a Jewish life includes doing “Jewish things”, infused with purpose, values and memories (i.e. “we were slaves in Egypt” and what that means from a practical and conceptual worldview).  Passover, a microcosm of Jewish life, exists within a set of guidelines in preparation for the festival of redemption including the cleaning of Hametz and…

Israel Education as Diplomacy

By Leor Sinai | March 5, 2021

So, a kid comes back from a trip to Israel and is expected to know it all? Be an advocate?  How? And why? We have committed such a disservice to our kids, putting them on the frontline to fight for our right to exist, to carry the weight of 2,000 years of exile, when they themselves don’t…

Opinion: On Zionism & Jihad

By Leor Sinai | January 15, 2021

The Abraham Accords have produced a whole new world many of us could have only dreamed of.  Indeed, there are political and business benefits that will be gained, but more importantly there is a movement of the people – a social group – with an eye to the future.  Individual conversations and group forums have…

JNF National Conference 2018: Israel Continuum Plenary

By Leor Sinai | November 23, 2020

Through a talk show style presentation, conference attendees explored how Jewish National Fund has the unique ability to connect American Jews to engage with Israel from a very young age all the way through to their adult years and beyond.

Rabbi Leor Sinai Living the Zionist Dream

By Leor Sinai | November 23, 2020

A former New York City club promoter, Rabbi Leor Sinai talks fast and thinks ever faster. His energy is high octane but his wisdom is firmly grounded. His passion for Israel is palpable. And he’s parlayed that passion into his position as the co-CEO of the dynamic and successful Jewish and Israeli educational programs at Alexander…

Imagine: We are all Israeli

By Leor Sinai | November 11, 2020

When I was growing up in New York I had all kinds of neighbors, all kinds of friends.  There was my Russian-American friend, my Italian-American, Chinese-American, Polish-American, Irish-American and Afro-American, friends.  They knew who they were and from where their ancestors came. So I ask: why are you a Jewish-American? Now please don’t get upset…

Answering the Needs of Jewish Teens & our Future

By Leor Sinai | November 11, 2020

Jewish National Fund-USA’s (JNF) Alexander Muss High School in Israel (AMHSI-JNF) is in the midst of a banner year, with our Hod HaSharon campus at capacity this spring.  I’ve been shouting it from the rooftops for years to anyone who would listen: American and global Jewish youth are craving an immersive Israel experience for high school students, and…

Keeping it positive, Positively Israel

By Leor Sinai | November 11, 2020

JNF’s Alexander Muss High School in Israel (AMHSI) is proud to announce that it will be hosting its largest Spring Semester session in its 43 year history with 61 students attending the 4 month, full semester.  The Spring sessions will total 314 students, including Day School and Communal partners. Never have so many students registered…

Testimonials

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.

Karl

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.

Lisa

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.

Eileen

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.

Michael

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.

Gabrielle

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.

Harlene

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!

Ronen

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.

Addi

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.

Laura

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.

Stephen

JNF-USA

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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