Rabbi Moshe Klein
to Succeed Rabbi Yaacov Rakovski, z"l, as Hadassah Rabbi

For the past 19 years Rabbi Klein has served simultaneously as Head of Ulpanat Bnei Akiva Tzfira and Deputy Chairman of all Bnei Akiva yeshivot and ulpenot.

Previously he served as CEO of Bat Ami – voluntary national services – and from 2004 until 2010, as Deputy Director of the conversion administration in the Office of the Prime Minister. For the past 12 years he has also served voluntarily as the Rabbi of Kfar Ganim neighborhood in Petach Tikva.

Rabbi Klein is frequently called upon to speak on religious and educational topics in person and on the radio and present his views in a variety of publications. He also prepares Jewish Agency emissaries for the service abroad, sharing his knowledge of the Diaspora communities.

Ordained by a number of Torah Scholars headed by Chief Rabbi of Israel Rabbi Avraham Shapira ZTz"L, the 55-year-old native of Petach Tikva holds Rabbinical Ordination (smicha) and certification on Higher Religious Education from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel.

A graduate of the Yeshivat Bnei Akiva Nechalim High School and Yeshivat Merkaz Harav in Jerusalem, Rabbi Klein holds a Masters Degree in Law from Bar-Ilan University and certification as a teacher, a family mediator and an arbitrator by the Israel Bar Association.

"Finding the right person was not an easy task at all because all the candidates had excellent qualifications," says Prof. Ehud Kokia, Hadassah Director General. "I congratulate Rabbi Klein and am certain that he will provide religious and spiritual counsel for our patients, our employees and whomever comes to visit Hadassah."