Rabbi Hayyim Angel
Rabbi Hayyim Angel is the National Scholar of the Institute for Jewish
Ideas and Ideals (jewishideas.org). He has taught advanced Bible
courses to undergraduate, graduate, and rabbinical students at Yeshiva
University since 1996. He also lectures widely in synagogues and
schools throughout North America, and consults with yeshivot worldwide
to improve their Tanakh curricula.
He has authored or edited twenty books, and has published over 150
scholarly articles, primarily in Bible. Rabbi Angel’s scholarship
focuses on the interaction between traditional and academic approaches
to Bible study. He is editor of Conversations, the journal of the
Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals. He also serves on the editorial
boards of Tradition and Megadim.
Rabbi Angel previously served as Rabbi of Congregation Shearith Israel
in New York City (1995-2013), and as Rabbinic Scholar at Congregation
Kehilath Jeshurun in New York (2014-2017). He received his B.A. in
Jewish studies Summa cum Laude from Yeshiva College, his M.A. in Bible
from the Bernard Revel Graduate School, his M.S. in Jewish Education
from the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education, and his
Rabbinical Ordination from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological
Seminary of Yeshiva University. He lives in Teaneck, New Jersey with
his wife and four children.