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 Binyamin Wolff

Rabbi Binyamin Wolff is the new director of the Executive Learning Program. Rabbi Wolff comes to Shapell’s with a great deal of experience teaching Torah to well educated professionals. He teaches a very popular Daf Yomi class in the Rechavia neighborhood, where he has also spearheaded and directed community learning organizations for well over a decade. He has taught extensively at the Orthodox Union’s Israel Center, and continues to serve on the faculty of Yeshiva Aish HaTorah. He holds rabbinic ordination from Yeshiva University and is an alumnus of both Yeshivat Mir and Yeshivat Kerem b’Yavneh.

Merissa Gross

Born and bred in Glasgow, Scotland, Merissa was always actively involved in the small community there. She participated in a gap-year program in Israel, followed by her degree in Communications and Politics at The University of Leeds. Among other things, she has worked for the UK government civil service, been to seminary for a year at Nishmat, and worked in PR and English teaching. She was the Israel Executive of Tribe in Israel, the youth division of the United Synagogue UK. She is a proud mummy of a bunch of little kids and married to Rabbi Chaim who is a teacher at Ohr Somayach. Merissa is also very active in matchmaking (her specialty) and thrives on teaching and connecting with the girls on Pathways Plus.