Yeshivat Mitzpe Yericho


Rav ZviEli Scholnik

Head of Overseas Program

Rav ZviEli Scholnick grew up in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, with a deep connection to the Land of Israel. This connection was solidified when his family settled in the Old City of Jerusalem. Rav ZviEli's journey took him after high school to the Yeshiva of Beit El and the Yeshiva of Mitzpe Yericho. Following his time in yeshiva, he served as an officer in the Israel Defense Forces, contributing to the war efforts of Operation Protective Edge in 2014 and recently in Operation Iron Swords as a member of the military rabbinate. Rav ZviEli earned his BA at Michlalah college in the field of Education and Jewish Philosophy. He also spent two years on shlichut teaching at Yeshivat Barkai in Brooklyn, New York.
Since joining the staff of the yeshiva in 2015, Rav ZviEli’s unique blend of scholarship, military service, and spiritual insight has been a valuable asset. His warm and caring personality has created a nurturing environment for students, fostering their sense of belonging and community. In addition, his profound understanding of Emunah and Jewish philosophy and expertise in the realms of Tefillah and music has made him an inspiration and role model for many students.