Rabbi Beryl Gershenfeld

Rabbi Beryl Gershenfeld

In by Yehoshua Styne

Rabbi Beryl Gershenfeld has been teaching at Machon Shlomo since its formation. His areas of special interest include engaging students in sophisticated and relevant readings of Biblical texts and empowering students to become educated and passionate Jewish leaders.

He is also the Dean of Yeshiva Machon Yaakov in Jerusalem and Founder of Meor, which provides Jewish literacy and leadership programs on over twenty college campuses (including Harvard, Stanford and Yale) across the United States. Rabbi Gershenfeld received a BA and MA from Trinity College in Hartford, CT (1976), Phi Beta Kappa. He has studied with many great scholars including Rav Shimon Schwab, Rav Aharon Feldman, Rav Moshe Shapiro and Rav Shlomo Wolbe. He resides in Har Nof Jerusalem with his wife and children.