Educator | Innovator | Spiritual Entrepreneur
Rabbi Dr. Benji Levy is a founding partner of Israel Impact Partners, which works with funders to accelerate the growth of the non-profits they care about, bringing together consultants, implementation specialists, and functional experts to affect transformational change.
Rabbi Benji served as CEO of Mosaic United, a historic joint venture partnership between Israel and global Jewry to strengthen Jewish identity and connections to Israel for youth around the world. In this position, Rabbi Benji led a team that created a continuum strategy and launched four major initiatives to engage hundreds of thousands of youth across the Jewish globe. Previously he served for six years as the Dean of Moriah College in Sydney, Australia, one of the largest Jewish schools in the world with over 1,800 pre-kindergarten through high school students and 300 staff. There he led a renaissance in Jewish education, revitalizing many of the existing programs and founding many new initiatives.
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 to the Australian Jewish community. He received an Australian Postgraduate Award for his research in Jewish identity and published An Oasis In Time: Seven Thoughts for the Seventh Day with Maggid Books and Koren Publishing. Rabbi Benji serves as a reservist in the IDF's Spokesperson Unit.
Rabbi Benji has a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Sydney and rabbinic ordination following his study at Yeshivat Har Etzion. He was awarded First Class Honors in Jewish Civilization Thought & Culture, has a BA in Media and Communications from the University of Sydney, as well as an Education degree from Herzog College, and completed the Principal’s Program at the Lookstein Centre in Bar Ilan University.