Rabbi Matanya Yadid

Director of ''Rabbis as Mediators Program''

Rabbi Matanya Yadid holds a BA and MA in Jewish Education from Herzog Teacher’s College and is a doctoral student in Education at Cordova University in Spain. His research focuses on the religious identity formation of teenagers.


In addition to his role at Mosaica, he is a lecturer at Bar-Ilan University’s Institute for Advanced Torah Studies and supervises the doctoral students’ program within the Institute. In addition, he is a lecturer at Orot Israel College and oversees the Educators’ track. He has over 15 years of experience engaging in social initiatives and community building. Between 2011-2018, he founded and directed the Bnei Akiva Youth Group’s Graduates Program. He helped to establish tens of student villages and young communities and advocated for governmental regulation on the matter. In addition, he has been part of various initiatives which deal with building bridges between the various sectors within Israeli society. In this context, between 2015 – 2018, he served as the head of MAKOM, the council of ‘mission-oriented’ groups and communities.