Rabbi Dr. AmselDirector of Education

Nachum is responsible for liaising with all schools, educational organizations, and communities interested in, and using, Destiny’s film and educational materials. He also runs the training courses to assist educators in using the multi-media programming.

Rabbi Dr. Amsel received his doctorate in Education (E.D.D.) from the Azrieli Graduate School of Yeshiva University. He received his Rabbinic Ordination from Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik, as well as a B.A., B.S. and Masters in Education from Yeshiva University.

Nachum has been an educator and outreach professional for more than 30 years, working with tens of thousands of youth and adults.

He has served in almost every capacity in Jewish education, including as a teacher in elementary, high school, and afternoon congregational schools. He has also been a principal of Elementary, High School and Congregational Schools, and was the principal of the Hillel Academy in Connecticut for three years. He has also held the position of Dean in a girls Seminary. He holds a permanent principals’ (administrative) license from New York State.

Nachum has also taught in Bar Ilan University and Touro College, and has instructed thousands of teachers in many formal and informal programs. For seven years, he ran the Bar Ilan University Overseas program.

His experience also includes informal Jewish education, and he has written numerous curricula, including a methodology with lesson plans on how to teach courses on Jewish Identity & Values – using media. In addition, he has lead weeklong seminars in the United States, Canada, Australia and South Africa for educators.

Recently he helped run the 28 Hillel centers in the Former Soviet Union. Nachum also founded and set up the STARS program (Student Torah Alliance for Russian Speakers), where 3,000 students ages 18 – 28 in 75 cities, in twelve Russian speaking countries, learned about their Jewish heritage, five hours weekly.