@OHR

For the week ending 9 April 2016 / 1 Nisan 5776

Rabbi Aryeh Leib Bolel

The Color of Heaven Artscroll

Graduated Ohr Lagolah in 2009

Current Positions: Rabbi, Beth El Jacob Synagogue, Des Moines, Iowa (2011 — present)

Director, JSOC, Drake University, Des Moines University, Iowa State University (2011 — present)

Previous Position: University Outreach Program Director, Ohr Somayach, Jerusalem (2008 — 2011)

Originally from Gateshead in England, Rabbi Bolel spent the majority of his years learning Torah in Jerusalem. In addition to being an ordained rabbi, he holds a Bachelor of Arts in Judaic Studies, Master of Business Administration and is a teacher certified by the Israel Ministry of Education, and he is a member of the Rabbinical Council of America (RCA) and the Chicago Rabbinical Council (CRC).

Rabbi Bolel, with his warmth, enthusiasm, leadership and knowledge, has attracted new families, young and senior, to Beth El Jacob, seeing an increase of more than 40% in membership since his arrival. In addition to his dedication and responsibilities at the synagogue, Rabbi Bolel has established outreach programs catering to the Jewish student in three different universities in Iowa, sits on various organization boards, and is the supervising rabbi for the mikveh and the Chevra Kadisha. Rabbi Bolel is a musician and an accomplished athlete, from football to the Ironman Triathlon.

© 1995-2017 Ohr Somayach International - All rights reserved.

Articles may be distributed to another person intact without prior permission. We also encourage you to include this material in other publications, such as synagogue or school newsletters. Hardcopy or electronic. However, we ask that you contact us beforehand for permission in advance at ohr@ohr.edu and credit for the source as Ohr Somayach Institutions www.ohr.edu

« Back to @OHR

Ohr Somayach International is a 501c3 not-for-profit corporation (letter on file) and your donation is tax deductable.