Mishael Zion is the director of the Mandel Program for Leadership in Jewish Culture, which empowers Israeli leaders in arts and culture, education and community building to deepen their vision and broaden their impact. He was ordained by Yeshivat Chovevei Torah rabbinical school in New York, and is committed to developing new forms of Rabbinic community leadership in Israel – which led him to take part in the founding cohort of the Hartman/Oranim New Israeli Rabbis Beit Midrash. Mishael is one of the founders of the Klausner Minyan, an orthodox feminist community in Talpiot. Previously Mishael served as co-director and Rabbi of the Bronfman Fellowships, where he spent seven years educating new Israeli and North American fellows and developing the alumni community of over 1,000 young Jewish leaders. He is the author of the Hebrew best-seller "HaLaila HaZeh: Haggadah Yisraelit" and its English counterpart "A Night to Remember". Mishael lives with his wife, Elana, a neuroscientist and their four daughters in Jerusalem.