Teacher: Rabbi Akiva Gersh
Akiva Gersh has been working in the field of Jewish and Israel Education for 20 years. Originally from New York, he moved to Israel in 2004 and from 2007-2020 taught Jewish History and Modern Israel at the Alexander Muss High School in Israel. He has since taken his Israel education work online through his business @Israel, providing courses, classes and virtual tours of Israel for schools and institutions throughout the U.S. Akiva is also a contributing blogger at the Times of Israel and in 2017 published his first book, “Becoming Israeli”, about the experience of making aliyah and acclimating to life in Israel. Akiva holds a BA in Religious Studies from Brown University, an MA in Jewish Education from Yeshiva University and rabbinic ordination from Yeshivat Sulam Yaakov in Jerusalem. He and his wife Tamar live in Pardes Hanna with their four children.