Rav Shai, the Rav of Kehilat Nitzanim, was born in Israel, attended Yeshivat Shaalavim, served in the IDF, and was ordained by the Chief Rabbinate of Israel. He lectures in Pardes, the OU Israel center, Matan, Yeshurun, and the Begin Center. He is also the senior editor of the Koren Mikraot Hadorot at Koren Publications. Before joining Kehilat Nitzanim in 2016, he served as Rosh Kollel of Torah Mitzion and Senior Rabbi of the Baron Hirsch Congregation in Memphis, TN, for 16 years. Rav Shai also earned an MBA from the Fogelman School of Business and Economics at the UOM.