Rabbi Stanley Peerless
He received rabbinical ordination from Yeshiva University, and a Masters of Education from Xavier University. He served as a Jewish day school principal in the United States and Canada for 18 years, primarily at the Hillel Academy of Dayton, Ohio and the Hebrew Academy of Montreal. Since making aliyah, Rabbi Peerless has served as the director of the World Council for Torah Education, the director of the Center for Jewish School Leadership of Bar Ilan University’s Lookstein Center for Jewish Education in the Diaspora, the director of the Lindenbaum Educators Fellowship, as an instructor in Hebrew University’s School of Education, and as coordinator of the Tal Am School Leadership Institute. Rabbi Peerless has also been involved in curriculum writing, including the writing of the Bonayich Veshinantem Mishnah program. He has conducted professional development workshops on a variety of topics in Israel, North America, and England, and has authored a number of articles and books on Jewish educational topics, including: Studies on the Haggadah from the Teachings of Nechama Leibowitz (הגדת נחמה) and To Study and to Teach: The Methodology of Nechama Leibowitz. He recently published a new book entitled A Tale of Two Covenants, an innovative study program for Shavuot. Rabbi Peerless lives in Jerusalem with his wife Jo Ann, and enjoys spending time with his four daughters and their families, including his 8 grandchildren.