Rabbi Ehud Bandel is the first native-born Israeli to be ordained as a Masorti Rabbi in Israel.
A native of Jerusalem, he served in the Nachal paratroopers’ unit of the IDF before completing his studies in Jewish History and Jewish Philosophy at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
In 1988 he graduated the first class of the Schechter Rabbinical Seminary and received his MA in Judaic studies from The Jewish Theological Seminary.
For five years he was the Director of Noam - the Masorti Youth Movement and between 1998 and 2005 he served as President and CEO of the Masorti Movement in Israel.
In 2006 he moved with his family to Melbourne Australia to serve as Rabbi of Kehilat Nitzan - Melbourne's first Conservative congregation, a position he held for five years.
Rabbi Bandel is a member of the Executive Council of the Rabbinical Assembly and a member of the Board of the Israeli Region of the RA.
Ehud is married to Avital, and father of Naama, Hadas and Ro'i.
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