About Us

29 August 2014 / 3 Elul 5774

Menachem Persoff

Director of Programs, OU Israel Free Spirit Birthright

Menachem Persoff, a veteran educator, writer and editor, specializes in informal Jewish Education. He received his Teacher’s Certificate and MA in Education and Psychology in England. In 1972, Menachem made aliyah and served in the IDF. As an educator, he travelled as far as the Ukraine where he served as Director of the OU winter and summer camps in 1992. His senior training roles as shaliach for the Jewish Agency, NCSY, and in England precipitated his publication of several youth leader handbooks. 

At OU Israel, Menachem is responsible for developing major Israel Center projects in cooperation with the Jewish Agency. He supervises OU Israel Free Spirit Birthright groups, as well as several key projects within the Israel Center. Menachem is married with four children and lives in Neve Daniel, Gush Etzion.