Shay Zarchi

Beit Midrash for Israeli Rabbis

Rav Shay Zarchi has forged the way for thousands of Israelis to connect with Judaism through his role in helping found HaMidrasha and by establishing the first center in Israel for training Israeli Community Spiritual Leaders at HaMidrasha, spearheading the Nigun HaLev spiritual community, teaching, renewing and designing Jewish lifecycle ceremonies, sharing new melodies through the creation of Mercaz Nigunim, and providing an abundance of opportunities for people to find their Jewish spark.

He is a Founder and Educational Director of the Beit Midrash for Israeli Rabbis.


Shay Zarchi is a recipient of the Liebhaber Prize for the Promotion of Religious Tolerance.


Israeli Rabbis You Should Know, Tablet Magazine