Co-Executive Director, Alexander Muss High School in Israel
Travels from Israel
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JNF's Work in Israel
Originally from New York, Rabbi Leor Sinai made Aliyah, moved with his family to Israel, in June 2011. Growing up he was involved in NYC's night life as a club producer and M.C., in 1995 that all changed while he spent the academic year abroad studying at Haifa University in Israel. It was when then Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin was assassinated that Leor realized there were more important things to life. He changed his academic concentration and took a detour thereby challenging himself to focus on more important things. Since then Leor's professional resume includes experiences in the field of leadership development, organizational advancement and consulting. Leor was ordained in 2009 at The Jewish Theological Seminary and works passionately to build networks of individuals focused on making our world better. Leor began his tenure as co-Executive Director at the international Alexander Muss High School in Israel October 2013.
"While diversity can become a source of divisiveness, it in fact should be a basis for unity. When we demonstrate compassion for others, accountability for our actions, and availability, we reveal the potential that is before us. Tradition teaches that God dwells within the “Four Amot of Jewish Law” (an Amah is a measurement). While these Amot refer to a specific space in which one is to maintain Jewish practice, my Four Amot includes the four corners of the world. It is imperative that the world I live in values and welcomes those who wish to be a part of it."
AMHSI’s mission is to promote, build and strengthen life-long bonds between youth and Israel through study of the history and culture of Israel. The only non-denominational, pluralistic, 8-week, English language academic experience in Israel for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors, AMHSI instills in its students a lifelong sense of pride in their Jewish heritage by strengthening Jewish identity while developing deep-rooted connections to Jewish life, to the Jewish people, and to Israel. AMHSI has been an important contributor to the leadership and educational fabric of the North American Jewish community and boasts more than 22,000 alumni—many of whom are active leaders in their Jewish communities today.
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