Rabbi Doron Perez
Rabbi Doron Perez is Chief Executive of the Mizrachi World Movement. Rabbi Perez studied for 10 years in some of Israel’s leading religious seminaries, culminating in receiving his rabbinic ordination. He served in the IDF as part of the Army Seminary program and served in the Army Chaplaincy for his reserve duty. He has a BA in Jewish Education, majoring in Biblical Studies, and a MA in Jewish History.
He served the South African Jewish community for 15 years (2000-2014) in multiple leadership roles: as a community leader, rabbi and educator. He served as the Rabbi of the Mizrachi Movement of South Africa during these years, the Senior Rabbi of the vibrant Mizrachi Synagogue and Community Center in Johannesburg, and the Head of School of the Yeshiva College schools, the first and largest Religious Jewish school in Southern Africa.
Rabbi Perez returned to Israel with his family within 2014 to assume his new position as Chief Executive at the Mizrachi World Movement. He is the driving force behind the re-invigoration of the Mizrachi Movement worldwide. Over the last five years since assuming his position, Rabbi Perez has focused on organizational transformation and innovative programming with the collective goal of making Jewish and Zionist identity as relevant and transformative in communities throughout the Diaspora.
Rabbi Perez is a renowned orator and is a sought after speaker and scholar in residence in communities around the world. He is also the author of the book Leading the Way, a collection of writings on some of Jewish life’s most important matters, including Israel, leadership, education, virtues and vices, the Days of Awe, and life and death.
He is married to Shelley who is an accomplished physical therapist and they live in Yad Binyamin, Israel together with their four children.