Educator | Innovator | Spiritual Entrepreneur
“Rabbi Benji Levy is someone… whose head looks towards heaven, yet his feet are firmly rooted on the ground … He draws out deep insights about the timeless values of Torah but importantly, shows how these values and lessons can be our moral compass and map in an increasingly complex and challenging world today.” - Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
A dynamic rabbi and leader with a PhD in philosophy, Rabbi Dr. Benji Levy has impacted thousands of lives as an educator, innovator and spiritual entrepreneur.
He is the co-founder of Israel Impact Partners, working with leading funders to accelerate the growth of nonprofits, Dreaming Bigger, a global platform to support the leadership of teens and those that work with them, Keshev, a mental health centre focused on education, therapy and support, and support and Tanna, an artificial intelligence based note taking start up.
He served as CEO of Mosaic United, a historic joint venture between Israeli and global Jewry to strengthen Jewish identity and connection to Israel. Prior to that he was Dean of Moriah College in Sydney, Australia, one of the largest Jewish schools in the world with over 1,800 students and 300 staff.
Rabbi Benji was named as one of three top global change-makers working for Diaspora Jewry by leading Israeli newspaper Makor Rishon, and awarded ‘Educator of the Year’ by JNF for his leadership and service. He received an Australian Postgraduate Award for his research in Jewish identity and speaks to audiences around the world. He has published Dreaming Bigger with Dr. Erica Brown (Berman House), Covenant and the Jewish Conversion Question: Extending the Thought of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik (Palgrave Macmillan), An Oasis In Time: Seven Thoughts for the Seventh Day (Koren Publishing) and numerous articles.
Rabbi Benji has a Doctorate in philosophy from the University of Sydney where he was also awarded First Class Honors in Jewish Civilization Thought and Culture and completed his BA in Media and Communications. He completed rabbinic ordination following his study at Yeshivat Har Etzion, an Education degree at Herzog College, and the Principal’s Program at the Lookstein Centre in Bar Ilan University.
He is a reservist in the IDF's Spokesperson Unit and lives in Jerusalem with his wife Renana and their four children.