Rav Binyamin Zimmerman is an author and innovative Jewish educator who serves as the director of a number of educational organizations. He serves as director of Mizrachi Musmachim, a new state of the art semicha program for English speakers in Israel, is Educational Director of the Zomet Institute (Tzomet) of Halakha and Technology, Co-Director of Matan-Mizrachi’s Advanced Women’s Learning Program and founder and director of H.E.S.B.E.R. (hesber.org), an organization dedicated to producing powerful educational materials for students and communities. He is author of H.E.S.B.E.R.’s “From the Source; with Spirit” series of educational books which are used by more than 50 schools throughout the English-speaking Jewish world. 

His background in Halakha and Technology, the interface of Israel, Judaism and modernity, and Contemporary Educational techniques for students of all ages have made him a sought out lecturer for schools, teacher-training seminars, and communities throughout the world.

Field / Profession: Educator, Business & Management, Leadership & Motivation

Educator at: Yeshiva, Midrasha, Other

Recent Places Spoken/Recommendations:
Congregation Rinat Yisrael, Teaneck NJ, Reference: David Jacobowitz
Young Israel of Queens Valley, Yossi Westreich
Kemp Mill Synagogue, Silver Spring Maryland, Yosef Lindell

Speaking Topics: Torah, Israel, Community, Eretz Yisrael, Inspirational, Mussar/Character Development, Jewish Education, Family Education, Halacha & the Modern World, Campus/Students

Sample Topics - General:
Educating Ourselves and Our Children about Tefilla
Tefilla Workshops for all Ages
Technology and Jewish Life- The Challenges, The Opportunities
Halakha and Technology on Shabbat- Shabbat Wheelchairs, Scooters, Elevators and More- Are they Ever Appropriate? Are they ever Necessary?
Shabbat in the 21st Century- How the Zomet Institute Develops Technology for the Contemporary World
A Sensory Experience- Appreciating and Observing Shabbat In a World of Sensors
The Ethics of Interpersonal Behavior- A Jewish Perspective
Halakha- What's it all About? Explaining an often completely misunderstood concept
The Tripod of Jewish Life- Understanding the System
Jewish Observance in Contemporary Times
Halakatualia- All Topics at the Intersection of Jewish Law and Modern Life- Technology, Medicine, Ethics, Business, Relationships to Other Jews, Other Religions etc.
Leadership- The Jewish Models of Leadership
Jewish History- Finding G-d in the Past, Present, and Future- Simultaneously
The Philosophy of Halakha- A Fresh Approach
Torah Inspiration- Finding Inspiration Where it's often Overlooked
Parashat HaShavua, Tanakh
Catered Topics of All Areas of Jewish Thought and Observance

Sample Topics - Israel Related:
Running a Jewish State in the Modern Technological World
IDF 24/7- How a Jewish Army Operates
Electricity, Water, Police, Government- Shabbat in the Jewish State
"A Jewish State"- Is it Really Proper? Is it Really Possible
The Impossible Dream- The Return to Israel
Jewish Education in Israel and the Diaspora- Unique and Diverse Challenges
Yom HaAtzmaut- What are we celebrating (if we should be at all)?
Yom Yerushalayim- Re-Connecting the Heart
The Shemitta Experience

Available for online live video shiurim

Personal website: https://www.hesber.org/

Languages: English, Hebrew

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