The foundation of our educational success rests

with our talented faculty members who teach under the guidance of Midreshet Rachel’s Rosh Midrasha, Rabbi Yitzchak Shurin, and Director of Education, Mrs Yaffa Moskowitz. The faculty, educated at the top yeshivot and women’s seminaries, spans the spectrum of halachic and ideological streams in the Torah-observant world. Each is a valuable intellectual resource, as well as an accessible, insightful role model and guide.



Rabbi Nadel

Rabbi Shimshon Nadel

Director of Recruitment

Rabbi Shimshon Nadel is Shapell’s/Darche Noam’s first full-time Director of Recruitment. He is leading the recruitment efforts for all of our programs, working collaboratively with our entire recruitment team. He is excited to connect with potential students, their rabbis and teachers. A native of New Jersey, Rabbi Nadel made aliyah in 2009 and has been teaching at Machon Tal and the OU-Israel Center. Prior to making aliyah, he served as a synagogue rabbi, Hillel rabbi, and community educator. An accomplished author, Rabbi Nadel’s articles on Jewish Law have been published in a wide variety of Torah journals. Rabbi Nadel lives with his family in Har Nof, where he serves as Rav Kehilah of Kehilat Zichron Yosef.

If you or someone you know is interested in studying at Shapell’s, Midreshet Rachel, or any of our short term programs, please contact Rabbi Nadel at rsn@darchenoam.org.[/one_third]