Impact Report May 2018 – April 2019

In our first year of operations, OTS Amiel BaKehila reached over 31,000 Jews around the world in 25 communities. We invite you to read more about our activities over the past year.

Please wait while flipbook is loading. For more related info, FAQs and issues please refer to dFlip 3D Flipbook Wordpress Help documentation.


Rabbi Johnny Solomon

Rav Johnny Solomon is a passionate Torah learner, a reflective Torah thinker and an energetic Torah teacher. Originally from London, Johnny has a BSc (Hons) in Math & Religious Studies, an MA in Jewish Education, and semicha from the Montefiore Kollel (London).

Beyond this, Johnny has been a participant in the Lookstein Fellowships for Senior Jewish Educators (Lookstein Centre, Bar Ilan), the Shalom Hartman Tichon Programme for Senior Jewish Educators (Shalom Hartman Institute, Jerusalem), the Ashdown Fellowships for Senior Jewish Educators, and the Reshut Rabim Beit Midrash (Yaakov Herzog College).

While in London, Johnny held numerous senior positions including Head of Judaic Studies at Immanuel College (London) and Head of Judaic Studies at Hasmonean Girls’ School (London). In 2012 Rav Johnny made aliya with his family, and he divides his time between teaching Tanach, Halacha & Jewish Thought at Machon Ma’ayan and at Midreshet Torat Chesed, while also working as a Jewish Education Consultant to numerous institutions.

Johnny runs the ‘Women’s Online Beit Midrash’ facebook group, he is a board member of Chochmat Nashim, and he is currently writing a sefer on ‘Birkat Shehecheyanu’.

Rabbi Boaz Pash

Born in Jerusalem, Rav Boaz Pash studied in various Yeshivot and received his Rabbinical ordination of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel.

He has served as Rabbi in Kiev, Lisbon, Krakow and Poland and taught at numerous Israeli Secondary Schools. Rav Boaz currently leads the Torat Yosef kollel at Ohr Torah Stone’s Robert M. Beren Machanaim Yeshivat Hesder, which prepares rabbis to serve in the Diaspora.

He has published several books and articles and speaks Hebrew, English, Polish, Portuguese, Russian and Yiddish.

Rabbi Gideon Sylvester

Rabbi Gideon Sylvester is the British United Synagogue’s rabbi in Israel. He has worked as an adviser on Diaspora affairs at the Office of the Prime Minister of Israel and taught Jewish approaches to Human Rights to Israeli students at the Hebrew University.

Rabbi Gideon is currently writing his doctorate at Bar Ilan University and teaching at a Midrasha for religious women studying Torah and the Arts and at the Secular Yeshiva.

Prior to making aliya, Rabbi Gideon served as rabbi of Radlett United Synagogue, developing it from an embryonic community into Britain’s fastest growing Modern Orthodox synagogue.  Rabbi Gideon contributes to the Times of Israel, Jerusalem Post and Jewish Chronicle. He performs weddings across