20160531_Gideon_Shloush_009Rabbi Gideon Shloush, adjunct instructor in Jewish studies at Stern College for Women and coordinator of professional rabbinic education at YU-affiliated Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS), has been appointed executive vice president of  Mizrachi HaPoel Mizrachi of America – Religious Zionists of America (RZA). In his new role, Rabbi Shloush will focus on the revitalization of the RZA by establishing local chapters around the country, facilitating missions to Israel for college students, and coordinating the Yom Yerushalayim 50th anniversary celebration events both in Israel and America.

Rabbi Shloush will draw upon his many years of experience as a congregational leader in Midtown Manhattan and his leadership positions within rabbinical organizations to enhance and further the mission of the RZA and its affiliate institutions which include Bnei Akiva, the religious Zionist youth movement; the network of Camp Moshava summer camps and the Torah MiTzion Diaspora Zionist Kollelim. Additionally, the RZA continues to support the Yeshivot Hesder movement as well as Yavneh Olami, the religious Zionist organization which battles anti-Zionist movements on university campuses.




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