Rav Joel Kenigsberg is the Rabbi of Beit Knesset Hanassi in Rechavia, Jerusalem. He previously served as shaliach of Mizrachi UK in Hendon where he was the Rabbi of Magen Avot and Rav Shaliach of Bnei Akiva UK. Rav Kenigsberg grew up in Johannesburg before making Aliyah after high school. He studied at Yeshivat HaKotel as part of the Hesder program of joint Yeshiva study and IDF service, and was then a member of the founding cohort of Manhigut Toranit – a five-year post-Semicha program at Eretz Hemdah developing Rabbinic leadership for communities around the world.
Rav Kenigsberg has a B.Ed from Lifshitz College of Education and a Master’s degree in Science and Halacha from Bar-Ilan University, both of which he completed with distinction. He takes a special interest in the interface between Halacha and the modern world and has written and presented extensively on this topic, including at the conference of European Rabbis and at other global forums. He is also a co-author of the English edition of the acclaimed Tzurba m’Rabanan series.
Rav Joel Kenigsberg will spend Shabbat in Pinner.